Marie Gryphon is a freelance writer and a Ph.D. candidate in public policy at Harvard University. She was a Senior Fellow with the Manhattan Institute's Center for Legal Policy between 2007 and 2010, working on legal system reform. As a former legal and policy analyst with the Cato Institute from 2002 to 2006, she worked on issues related to education policy. Her articles have appeared in Business Week, the Washington Post, the Investors Business Daily, Barron's, Forbes, National Law Journal, and elsewhere. As an attorney in private practice, she worked on ERISA, securities, class action, commercial contract, legal malpractice, and constitutional law cases. She holds a J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law.