Alex Matthews

Alexander Ellis Matthews

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Alex Matthews is an associate in Baker McKenzie's International Commercial Practice Group in Washington, DC. He is a member of the Firm's Global Aviation Group and the Future Mobility and Unmanned Aircraft Systems teams.

Prior to joining the Firm, Alex was an aviation and corporate associate at a top-ranked firm in Washington, DC. Previously, he served as Policy Staff for four years with the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

Practice Focus

Alex primarily works with transportation industry clients on transactional, public policy and regulatory matters, including before the US DOT, FAA, CBP, TSA and NTSB. Alex represents domestic and foreign air carriers, airport operators, airport sponsors, technology companies, commercial space companies and drone/unmanned aircraft system stakeholders. He has experience handling regulatory counsel for transportation industry transactions, DOT and FAA authorization matters, antitrust immunity proceedings, rulemakings and policy changes, consumer protection issues, and regulatory enforcement matters. Alex also advises on federal and state public policy and government relations.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • American Bar Association Forum on Air & Space Law - Drones: Regulations, Operations and Litigation Committee
  • American Bar Association Forum on Air & Space Law - Airports Committee


  • Virginia~United States
  • District of Columbia~United States


  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • Kenyon College (BA)


  • English