Arlington, Va., June 21, 2021 – Freedom Technologies, Inc. (FTI) today announced the addition of three new members to its team of policy and legal professionals, including Matthew Ivey, FTI’s new Executive Legislative Counsel for National Security and Technology.

FTI is also pleased to announce that Elena DeJaco and John Bush are joining the firm as legal associates. In addition, FTI has promoted Christian Kuzdak to Law and Policy Advisor.

“We are very fortunate to announce these exciting new additions to FTI’s growing team of professionals,” said Janice Obuchowski, President, CEO and founder of Freedom Technologies. “Each highlights the intellectual rigor, service and commitment to policy thought leadership that have been FTI’s hallmarks for nearly 30 years. We are honored to welcome these professionals.”

Prior to FTI, Matt served a distinguished 20-year career in the U.S. Navy featuring high-profile leadership assignments at the Department of the Navy Office of Legislative Affairs, U.S. Special Operations Command, and several other positions around the globe. He is a seasoned attorney with expertise in national security, legislative affairs, international law, sensitive investigations, and emerging technology.    

Matt received an LL.M from Harvard Law School, a Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School (cum laude) where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Boston College International & Comparative Law Review, and a B.S. (honors and merit) from the U.S Naval Academy. He has published in a wide-range of media, including Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, National Defense Magazine, Diplomat Magazine, and New York University Annual Survey of American Law.

Christian is a policy professional with an extensive background in telecommunications, spectrum, and regulatory issues. His experience includes administrative and regulatory legal research at the National Nuclear Security Administration, immigration law research and support, and business strategy and product development at an EdTech startup.  He studied human rights law in the Oxford University joint program with George Washington University. Since joining FTI, he has worked on numerous projects covering a diverse array of subjects including 5G, administrative law, national and international spectrum policy, federal legislation, and space and satellite regulatory issues.

In 2021, he received both a Juris Doctor from the George Washington University School of Law and a Master of Arts from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in 2021.  Christian received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Central Florida in 2016.          

John Bush brings to FTI’s team a wide-ranging background in legal research, analysis, and politics. His work experience includes legal research with a George Washington University Law Professor, Change Management analysis at Accenture Federal Services, and national security and intelligence internships in several federal agencies. As a legal associate, John supports a variety of telecommunications law projects, including research on the geopolitical implications of domestic and international spectrum policy.

He is a law student at The George Washington University Law School and a candidate for an M.S. in Data Analytics at Johns Hopkins Advanced Academic Programs. He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia in 2017, where he first his passion for using data analytics as a political analysis tool under Professor Larry Sabatow.

Elena DeJaco has an extensive background in computer engineering with professional experience that includes working in Qualcomm’s radio frequency engineering team on robust testing practices. She also contributed to Qualcomm’s semiconductor chip team where she worked on many 4nm physical design challenges. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Elena worked with Battelle Technologies to set up a decontamination process for N-95 masks so that front-line workers would be protected. At FTI, she supports numerous projects including 6G, global spectrum policy, and federal legislation.

In May 2023, Elena expects to receive her Juris Doctor from the George Washington University School of Law. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 2020.

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