Matthew Flynn is an associate in Bradley’s Government Contracts and Government Enforcement and Investigations practice groups.

With more than a decade of experience in Washington, Matthew helps clients navigate intricate and sensitive government processes and the complex regulatory environment. He has served in senior roles at the Department of Defense, Department of the Interior, Department of State, on Capitol Hill, and at the White House.

In his public life, Matthew most recently served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Counternarcotics and Global Threats within Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict at the Department of Defense. In this role, he led the department’s counternarcotic, counter threat finance, and counter transnational crime effort to combat illicit trafficking or drugs, people, wildlife, natural resources, and weapons.

Prior to his role at the Department of Defense, Matthew served as counselor for Land and Minerals Management at the Department of the Interior, where he managed policy and regulatory enforcement for oil and gas, coal, and other mineral activity on the Outer Continental Shelf and other federal lands. Before that, Matthew served in various roles at the White House culminating as Deputy Assistant to the President and acting White House Cabinet Secretary. As acting Cabinet Secretary, Matthew served as the primary liaison between the President and the Cabinet. In that role, he coordinated communications, policy, logistics, and managed complex regulatory issues that affected multiple federal agencies.

In addition to his work at Bradley, Matthew currently serves as a judge advocate in the North Carolina Army National Guard. In his military capacity, he has spent time in Europe, Africa, and has deployed to various locations in the Middle East. Most recently he deployed in support of Special Operations Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve.

Matthew places a high value on his pro bono practice and community involvement. In that practice, he advises and counsels veterans and veterans service organization over a broad range of issues. He also volunteers with the Congressional Hockey Challenge, Shriners Hospital for Children, and Waterfront Church DC’s Night to Shine – a prom held for teens and young adults with mental and physical disabilities.