Philip K. Howard is a well-known leader of government and legal reform in America. A lawyer and bestselling author, he is founder of the bipartisan Campaign for Common Good. His books include the national bestseller The Death of Common Sense and, most recently, Try Common Sense. His 2010 TED Talk has been viewed more than 700,000 times.
The son of a minister, Howard got his start working summers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory for Nobel laureate Eugene Wigner and has been active in public affairs his entire adult life. He is a prominent civic leader in New York City and has advised national political leaders of both parties on legal and regulatory reform, as well as governors across the nation. A graduate of Yale College and the University of Virginia Law School, he is Senior Counsel at the law firm Covington & Burling, LLP.