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Matthew G. Duff*

Vice President of the Howard Baker Forum and Advisor, Baker Donelson

Matthew Duff is the vice president of the Howard Baker Forum, the Firm's in-house think tank and convener on public policy issues, and a strategic advisor at Baker Donelson.

Professional Biography

Matt Duff is the vice president of The Howard Baker Forum and a strategic advisor at Baker Donelson. In his role as vice president, Mr. Duff manages The Howard Baker Forum and its programs, in recent years focusing primarily on nuclear energy, cyber security, data privacy, supply chain resilience, autonomous vehicles, and other emerging technologies. Mr. Duff works closely with governments, think tanks, academia, and the private sector to develop and host events for clients across the world.

The Howard Baker Forum has several longstanding programs, including the U.S.-Japan Roundtable, which aims to enhance cooperation between the two countries and improve public understanding of nuclear energy. The Roundtable facilitates relationships between its American and Japanese members through conferences, meetings, and workshops and examines American and Japanese policy and business environments through first-person interactions with politicians, senior government officials, scientists, policy analysts, and business executives. Mr. Duff has worked closely with the Japanese government and companies on nuclear energy, clean energy policy, supply chain resilience, and data governance.

In recent years he has worked closely with organizations like the Cyber Media Forum and internationally with the Atlantic Council, Chatham House, and the Indo-Pacific Center on cybersecurity, data privacy, and emerging threats and trends in the technology space.

Mr. Duff works as a strategic advisor at the Firm on regulatory and legislative matters. He has advised clients on federal funding opportunities, direct foreign investment in the U.S., energy policy, tax policy, electric vehicles (EV), immigration issues, and general political analysis, among other areas. He is a member of the Firm's Global Cross-Border Business Team and EV and Infrastructure team, currently working as the go-to person in Washington, D.C. on EV and infrastructure policy and the Inflation Reduction Act for Firm clients.

Mr. Duff has more than 15 years of experience working in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining Baker Donelson, he worked on-site at several federal agencies as a management consultant for Acuity, Inc. Mr. Duff has a degree in finance from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University and a law degree from the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University.


  • Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business, B.S. in Finance, 2008
  • Catholic University Columbus School of Law, 2020 



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