John Gardner: works in the fields of competition law, policy analysis, and research, with a special emphasis on U.S. and EU economic and trade regulation, and leads the work of The M Group on competition, investment and trade rules related issues. He served as Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Staff Secretary at the White House for President George Bush from 1989-1992 and in a similar role in the Administration of President George W. Bush, later serving as General Counsel for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and as a member of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service and its Strategic Planning and Capital Projects Committees. In the private sector, he worked at AT&T and as Vice President of the Schwab Washington Research Group, providing analysis to institutional investors on transportation industries and antitrust mergers and cases and U.S. and EU competition policy issues. After law school, he was associated with the firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell. He graduated from Harvard Law School cum laude in 1995, earned an M. Litt. in Modern History from Oxford in 1989, and received an AB in history cum laude from Harvard in 1984.
He is a member of the bar of New York State, and is currently based in the Washington D.C. area.