Tyler Clarkson works as an Associate General Counsel at Ginkgo Bioworks handling all regulatory and compliance matters. Tyler previously served as the Deputy General Counsel, Principal Deputy General Counsel, and Acting General Counsel at USDA. He also worked as a Counselor to the Administrator at OIRA. Previously, he worked as an associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer focusing largely on global investigations. Tyler attended college and law school at UVA; while in law school, Tyler served as the president of the UVA Law Federalist Society chapter.