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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.


The New York Times
January 28, 2023
Re: Jody David Armour

Professor Jody Armour was interviewed by the New York Times about the recent policy brutality incident that led to the death of Tyre Nichols. “It’s not just a Black and white issue, but a Black and blue one. And when you put on that blue uniform, it often becomes the primary identity that drowns out any other identities that might compete with it," Armour said.


Robin Craig
December, 2022

"Climate Adaptation in the United States." Frontiers in Marine Science 9 (2022) December. Special Topic: Ocean Governance and Climate Adaptation: Comparing Responses, Charting Future Courses.

Scott Altman
December, 2022

"Why Parents' Interests Matter." Ethics 133 (forthcoming 2023): 271.

Jonathan Barnett
December, 2022

"The China Innovation Challenge." Center for Strategic & International Studies interview, Washington, D.C.