Matthew L. Berzok
Matthew Berzok has worked on a number of the most important legislative and oversight issues considered by Congress for nearly 20 years, as senior legislative staff and in the private sector representing major corporations, trade associations and coalitions. Since joining the Firm in 2001, Matt has represented a wide range of clients before the House and the Senate, the Executive Branch and various Administrative Agencies. He has worked closely with them to formulate strategy and messaging and advocate their interests to achieve successful outcomes in legislative, oversight and regulatory forums. Matt has been deeply involved with the Democratic Campaign Committees in both the House and the Senate as well as with the campaigns of a number of individual Democratic candidates.
Prior to joining the firm, Matt served with Representative Bart Stupak, a key moderate Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and former Chairman of the Oversight and Investigation Subcommittee. Matt’s service as Legislative Director and Chief Counsel to Rep. Stupak, included handling all issues relating to the Congressman’s assignment on the Energy and Commerce committee and to his duties as a Deputy Whip. He was the primary staff member responsible for developing and executing the Congressman’s agenda in the areas of telecommunications, healthcare, energy, environment, oversight, financial regulatory reform, and all issues before the Committee. During his tenure with the Congressman, he was involved in the development and consideration of virtually all legislation within the jurisdiction of the Committee, including the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, the Graham-Leach-Bliley Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendment of 1996, the Pharmaceutical Drug Modernization Act.
Prior to his service with Rep. Stupak, he served as Legislative Assistant to Congressman Peter Deustch from South Florida handling telecommunications and foreign affairs for a member with a vibrant international district. He also served as Deputy Finance Director to former Rep. Sam Coppersmith’s senatorial bid in 1994, with responsibility for key fundraising constituencies both nationally and in-state.
Matt holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, New York and Connecticut.
Matt is a native of Stamford, Connecticut. He currently lives with his wife Jennifer and two children in Bethesda, Maryland. He has served on the Boards of the National Child Research Center, the Diener School and the Montgomery County Cheetahs, a hockey team for children with special needs.