Jonathan Orszag

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Jonathan Marc Orszag is a Senior Managing Director at Compass Lexecon, LLC, an economic consulting firm. Orszag was a co-founder of Compass (or Competition Policy Associates), which was sold to FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) in 2006. The Global Competition Review has stated that "Compass Lexecon reigns supreme once more" in GCR's annual ranking of competition economics firms. According to the Global Competition Review, Orszag is one of the leading young competition economists in the world. He has also been named to the International Who's Who of Competition Economists. Orszag has worked on a number of large mergers in recent years, including OfficeMax/Office Depot, AT&T/T-Mobile, Delta/Northwest, the Microsoft/Yahoo! search deal, and Global Crossing/Level 3.[1]

Orszag previously served as an Economic Policy Advisor on President Bill Clinton's National Economic Council.

Orszag is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and a Fellow at the University of Southern California's Center for Communication Law & Policy.

Orszag is a member of the board of directors of JMP Securities, Inc, Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, and the Tiger Woods Foundation.

Orszag graduated summa cum laude in economics from Princeton University. President Bill Clinton spoke at his graduation and joked that "I also want to say that one of my youngest staff members is a classmate here—Jon Orszag. And when the ceremony is over I'd like to have you back at work, please."[2] Orszag received his graduate degree from Oxford University, which he attended as a Marshall Scholar. He is the son of Reba K. and Steven A. Orszag.[3] His brothers are Michael Orszag and Peter Orszag, the former Director of the Office of Management and Budget.[4]

Orszag is married to Mary Kitchen. They were married on June 14, 2014 in a ceremony at Baker's Bay Golf & Ocean Club, Bahamas with President Clinton in attendance.[5]


  1. ^ "Highlights". Compass Lexecon. Retrieved June 17, 2014. 
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  3. ^ Yale Bulletin: "In memoriam: Steven Alan Orszag" May 11, 2011
  4. ^ Connolly, Ceci (26 November 2008). "Orszag Will Be Director of OMB: Position Expected to Have Broader Role" (WASHINGTON POST). The Washington Post. p. A3. Retrieved 2008-11-27. 
  5. ^ Allen, Mike (June 16, 2014). "Playbook". Politico.