Mr. Matthew Ivey offers strategic and policy advice to a range of government partners on matters involving national security, space systems, and emerging technology.  

Mr. Ivey has over 20 years of expertise as a leader, problem solver, crisis manager, and trusted advisor in multinational environments, with relationship-building experience on six continents.  Before his career in the private sector, Mr. Ivey served in the U.S. Navy as a surface warfare officer and an attorney in leadership positions ranging from the tactical to the strategic level.  Highlights include assignments as Director of Legislation & Policy at the Department of the Navy Office of Legislative Affairs, Chief of Plans & International Law for U.S. Special Operations Command, and senior legal counsel for a multinational carrier strike group.

He holds a B.S. (honors and merit) from the U.S. Naval Academy, a J.D. from Boston College Law School (cum laude), where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Boston College International & Comparative Law Review, and an LL.M from Harvard Law School (Dean’s scholar). 

Mr. Ivey has been recognized with the Legion of Merit, the St. Thomas Moore Award (one of Boston College Law School’s highest honors), and the Navy & Marine Corps Association Leadership Award.

Selected Publications: 

The Ethical Midfield in Artificial Intelligence, Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics (2020)

Cementing Silicon Valley Partnerships: A National Security Imperative, National Defense (June, 18, 2018)

The Broken Promises of the All-Volunteer Military, Temple Law Review (2014)

Challenges Presented to Military Lawyers Representing Detainees in the War on Terrorism, New York University Annual Survey of American Law (2010)

A Rebuttal to “Overreaction in the Strait of Hormuz,” The Diplomat (May 28, 2015)