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Darin Gardner is a Partner at Jochum Shore & Trossevin, PC. Mr. Gardner advises clients on many issues including pharmaceuticals/biologics, early drug development, device, diagnostics and medical technology development, biosecurity, government procurement and stockpiling, telecom, infrastructure and technology, transportation, health care, defense, foreign relations and virtually all appropriations-related issues. In addition, Mr. Gardner utilizes his in-depth knowledge from almost 20 years of experience including working as a top staffer in both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, leading the lobbying team for Roche and later Genentech for almost a decade and now working on numerous issues for clients at Jochum Shore & Trossevin.
Mr. Gardner began his career in politics and policy in 2000 working for Senator Tim Hutchinson (R-AR), first on his personal staff, and later as a member of his committee staff on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. From 2002-2005, Darin worked for Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-TX) on issues ranging from health care, taxes, labor, education and appropriations issues as her Legislative Director.
In 2005, Mr. Gardner was hired by Roche (known now as “Genentech, a Member of the Roche Group” in the United States) as an Assistant Director for Federal Government Affairs and was later promoted to Director. Darin was responsible for managing a wide range of issues including: the procurement, stockpiling and distribution of medical countermeasures through the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) and the Centers for Disease Control’s Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), accessibility of Hepatitis C treatments for patients utilizing State ADAP programs, immunosuppressive drug coverage, as well as general issues such as re-importation of pharmaceuticals, reimbursement and patent-related issues.
Following the Roche-Genentech integration in 2009, Mr. Gardner was promoted again to Senior Director of Federal Government Affairs for Genentech responsible for leading the federal lobbying team for the combined company. From 2010-2014, Darin and his team worked on many company-specific and industry-wide issues in including FDA-related issues, the 340B drug discounting program, continued collaboration with BARDA and the SNS on preparedness issues, and corporate tax issues.
In June of 2014, Mr. Gardner joined Jochum Shore & Trossevin. A little over a year later in August of 2015, Mr. Gardner took a two-month leave to return to Congresswoman Granger as her Chief of Staff on a temporary basis before returning to Jochum Shore & Trossevin in October 2015.
Mr. Gardner attended and played varsity baseball at Ouachita Baptist University until 1992. After studying abroad at Yantai University in China, Darin continued his studies, obtained his Private Pilot license in 1994 and graduated from Henderson State University in 1995 with a BA in Political Science. Darin is married to Jane Gardner and has 10-year old son named Grant Gardner. The Gardner family resides in Glenarden, MD.