Mario Cardona is a litigation associate in the firm’s Orange County office.
Before joining Manatt, Mario served as a senior policy advisor on the White House Domestic Policy Council. In that role, he helped develop the administration’s legislative strategy, budget proposals and policy initiatives focused on education. Prior to his service in the White House, Mario served as an advisor to senior members of the U.S. Senate, including as a principal advisor to the chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Mario has also served as an adjunct lecturer on federal policy at the University of California, Irvine.
During law school, Mario was elected to the Mock Trial Board and externed with the office of the Maryland Attorney General. Most recently, he served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable John D. Early of the U.S. District Court, Central District of California.