John P. Flynn has more than 30 years of maritime, transportation and marine resource experience, including 12 years of practical experience on Capitol Hill.
John joined Squire Patton Boggs' Public Policy Department through the firm's 2010 acquisition of The Breaux Lott Leadership Group where he had served as vice president and senior vice president shortly after its formation in 2008.
Before joining The Breaux Lott Leadership Group, John served as a government relations specialist for one of the Gulf South's largest law firms, where he focused on maritime transportation, fisheries and other policy issues.
John served as a legislative assistant and congressional fellow to US Senator John Breaux (1998-2004). In this capacity, he functioned as Senator Breaux's primary adviser on maritime, marine resource and transportation issues and related policy development. During his tenure as a staff member in the senate, John worked on a wide variety of maritime, transportation and ocean resource matters, including the Maritime Transportation Safety Act, Oceans Act, Aquatic Resources Trust Fund (Wallop-Breaux), Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act and numerous Coast Guard authorization bills. He has served as US delegate to the International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna.
John served in the US Coast Guard, both as a commissioned officer and senior enlisted member, from 1978-2003, in increasingly responsible positions, principally in the marine safety program. On the occasion of his retirement from the Coast Guard, he held virtually all attainable marine safety and marine inspection qualifications. He is also a National Interagency Incident Command System (ICS) Instructor.