Matthew Gerke


Matthew Gerke is a fellow of Georgetown Law School’s Center on National Security and the Law, where he has drafted legislation related to national security law, met with senior policymakers to discuss national security law and policy, written scholarly articles, and represented clients in Supreme Court litigation. He specializes in national security law and policy in conflict and post-conflict environments.

Mr. Gerke has four years of experience working for the Department of Defense on Iraq and Afghanistan, first with Iraq’s Coalition Provisional Authority, then with the Defense Reconstruction Support Office, and finally in the Office of the Secretary of Defense/Policy, where he was responsible for policies related to civilian police, courts, and prisons in Iraq.

Prior to government service, he was government contracts litigator at the Washington-based law firm of Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin and Kahn.

Mr. Gerke holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Princeton University, a Masters Degree in International Public Policy from the University of Michigan, and a Law Degree from the University of Michigan.