Matthew Ivey, Esq.
Partner | Attorney
Minneapolis, MN | Washington, DC
Matthew Ivey is Executive Legislative Counsel for Freedom Technologies, Inc, where he is
responsible for 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, senior legal counsel for a multinational carrier
strike group, and as a legal advisor embedded with a special operations task force in austere
locations throughout Iraq.
He 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.
He has published on various topics
in several publications, including The Diplomat, National Defense Magazine, New York
University Annual Survey of American Law, Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Temple
Law Review, and Harvard Negotiation Law Review.
He is the creator of Ivey League Kids,
LLC, which offers high-quality curated flashcards designed to introduce children of all
ages to some of the world’s most inspiring people, places, and creations.
He likes to read
stuff, and do other stuff too.