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Carl Gardner
USC Gould School of Law

Carl Gardner

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: February 21, 2022

Carl Gardner is a senior attorney to managed health care organizations with a 26-year career as in-house and law firm counsel. He is experienced nationally in health insurer and HMO contracting, licensing, regulation and operations. As an in-house lawyer, he has served as lead counsel for pharmacy benefit contracting, compliance and operations of a multi-state health insurer enterprise; Medicaid insurer business development activities including licensing, proposals and bid protests; and, general counsel support to state HMO subsidiaries including contracting, governance, compliance, provider credentialing and litigation. He has more than 10 years’ experience as law firm and inhouse counsel for HMOs licensed by the California Department of Managed Health Care under the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act.

Gardner received his JD degree from the University of San Francisco.


Bloomberg Government
June 22, 2022
Re: Franita Tolson

Franita Tolson was interviewed about how federal lawsuits from North Carolina, Alabama, and Arkansas test the limits of the Voting Rights Act, the boundaries of state government authority, and the ability of voting rights groups to file racial gerrymandering cases. “These doctrines and approaches in these cases fundamentally reset the rules of the game,” she said. “In 2030 we will live in a completely different world than we lived in in 2020, and 2020 was not favorable to minority voters at all.”


Robin Craig
March, 2022

"Saltwater Sovereignty: Tribal Marine Management Authority Along the Pacific Coast.” Online Environmental Law Workshop. University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, MD.

Daniel Klerman
March, 2022

“Comment on Choi, Erickson, & Pritchard, ‘Coalitions among Plaintiffs’ Attorneys in Securities Class Actions’,” Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, Virtual, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Robin Craig
March, 2022

“Who’s on First? The Mind-Blowing Attempt to Conceptualize Deference in the Midst of Decision Delays and Agency Repeals,” J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Environmental Law Symposium for the George Washington University School of Law, Virtual, Washington, D.C.