Mario Loyola joined the Foundation in July 2010 as Director of the Center for Tenth Amendment Studies. Mario began his career in corporate finance law. Since 2003, he has focused on public policy, dividing his time between government service and research and writing at prominent policy institutes. He served in the Pentagon as a special assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, and on Capitol Hill as counsel for foreign and defense affairs to the U.S. Senate Republican Policy Committee. Mario has also worked as a state policy advisor for Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison.
Mario has written extensively for national and international publications, including features for National Review and The Weekly Standard, and op-eds in The Wall Street Journal. He has appeared on The Glenn Beck Show, CNN International, BBC Television, Radio America, and more. Together with Prof. Richard A. Epstein, Mario wrote three amicus briefs for the U.S Supreme Court in the Obamacare case, NFIB v. Sebelius.
Mario received a B.A. in European history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a J.D. from Washington University School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in New York State, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and before the U.S Supreme Court.