Government Law & Strategies


Colleen McGlynn is a Director in Brown Rudnick’s Government Law & Strategies Group in the Boston office. She brings a broad set of government affairs and media relations skills to our team that includes strategic communications, policy planning and public affairs.

Prior to joining Brown Rudnick, Colleen was Policy Director, Deputy Chief of Staff and Chief of Staff for the Office of Senate Majority Leader Fred Berry. Serving in three key progressive roles for the Senate Majority Leader of the Massachusetts State Senate, Colleen advised the Senator on policy planning and strategy, coordinated the implementation of the Senator's legislative priorities, and acted as the spokesperson and lead liaison to his office. Her encompassing role required her to communicate daily with state officials, Boston and regional media, community stakeholders and constituents.

On Beacon Hill, Colleen worked closely with municipal leaders to solve diverse challenges that interfaced state and local government and then was vital in messaging these efforts for the media. During her tenure with the Majority Leader, she coordinated stakeholders to move forward with the construction of two MBTA garages; organized critical meetings to solve an unprecedented public school budget crisis; developed strategies on best practices for a local power plant; and annually navigated the state budget process to make sure the Majority Leader’s priorities were in a primary position to win state funds.

Colleen has extensive experience on political and issues campaigns at the local, state and federal levels. She has been involved in strategy development, personnel decisions, press responses, social media outreach, volunteer coordination, direct mailings and field organization. Colleen worked closely with the Democratic National Convention Committee on the 2004 National Convention in Boston acting as a liaison to VIP guests and dignitaries.

Colleen received her BA in Political Science, as well as her MA in Public Policy from Trinity College in Hartford, CT.


Trinity College – M.A., 2005
Trinity College – B.A., 1998
Professional Affiliations
Member of the Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus