Matthew (Mac) Bernstein

Public Policy, Regulatory & Government Affairs, Legislative Strategy & Advocacy, Political Law

Visión general

Clients rely on Matthew (Mac) Bernstein's extensive experience representing business, sovereign, and non-profit clients on high-stakes legal and public policy issues before the Executive and Congressional Branches of the United States government, foreign governments, and multilateral organizations. He is focused on developing collaborative solutions between private sector and government stakeholders and building public-private partnerships and multidisciplinary advocacy strategies coordinating legal, public policy, communications, and grassroots advocacy. Clients benefit form Mac's more than 30 years of experience on a wide range of issues, including:

  • Congressional/government investigations;
  • Antitrust policy and administrative reviews;
  • Energy security, renewable energy, climate change;
  • National security (e.g., foreign direct investment/CFIUS; sanctions; cybersecurity; export controls; defense policy);
  • Foreign policy/international relations;
  • Public international law;
  • International development finance;
  • Infrastructure;
  • Financial services;
  • Community development;
  • Healthcare;
  • Sports law and policy; and
  • Tax.

Additionally clients seek out Mac for his broad experience on international trade, economic development, cross-border transactions, and public policy issues involving EU/Europe, Middle East/North Africa, sub-Sahara Africa, and Southeast Asia.

Mac is active in Democratic politics and has worked on several presidential and congressional campaigns.


  • Columbia University, AB
  • Georgetown University Law Center, JD
  • London School of Economics (LSE)


  • District of Columbia

Participación Profesional y Comunitaria

  • Board member - Middle East Investment Initiative, March 2023-Present
  • Board member - American Council of Young Political Leaders, a US government supported exchange program, 2022-Present
  • Board member - Hamilton-Lugar School of Global and International Studies, Indiana University, 2017-Present
  • Board member - Atlantic Council, 2017-2020
  • Board member - AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles, 2016-2017
  • Board member - Lab School of Washington, 2005-2020