Clark Packard is trade policy counsel at the R Street Institute. In addition to his own research and writing about trade policy, Clark does outreach work for the finance, insurance and trade department at R Street.

Clark joined R Street in May 2017 from the National Taxpayers Union, where he was counsel and government affairs manager, serving as the organization’s point person on trade and financial services policy and providing legal counsel to the organization’s senior officers.

Before joining NTU, Clark was an attorney and budget and policy adviser for former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. Earlier in his career, Clark worked in private practice, where he advised financial services companies on federal and state financial regulation. During law school and shortly thereafter, he worked as a budget and policy adviser to then-South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford.

Clark is a graduate of the University of Dayton and the University of South Carolina School of Law.


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