Matthew Berry serves as the Federal Communications Commission’s chief of staff. He has previously served as the Commission's general counsel and deputy general counsel. In those roles, he was responsible for providing legal advice to the Commission and managing the Commission's litigation docket. Prior to joining then-Commissioner Ajit Pai’s office in 2012, he was a partner at Patton Boggs LLP, where he was a member of the firm's Technology and Communications practice group. Mr. Berry has also worked at the United States Department of Justice, serving as counselor to the assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Policy and an attorney-adviser in the Office of Legal Counsel. During his tenure there, he earned the department's John Marshall Award for providing legal advice related to counter-terrorism policy.
Mr. Berry has also served as a law clerk for United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas and Judge Laurence Silberman of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Additionally, he has worked as a staff attorney at the Institute for Justice. Mr. Berry graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College and received his J.D. from Yale Law School.