Michael Fitzpatrick | Brunswick Group
Michael Fitzpatrick

Michael Fitzpatrick

Partner, Washington, D.C.

Michael Fitzpatrick is a Partner at Brunswick Group encompassing public affairs and regulatory counseling across many sectors, with a focus on technology and digital policy, as well as crisis management and litigation communications.

Michael joins Brunswick from Google, where he was Director, Global Strategy & Innovation, Global Affairs. Previously, he was Head of Global Regulatory Affairs and led the Regulatory Affairs Center of Excellence at Google. Prior to that, he was Head of Regulatory Advocacy at General Electric where he was a member of the Global Government Affairs and Policy senior leadership team and coordinated GE’s advocacy on issues involving energy/environmental, rail, aviation, healthcare, artificial intelligence, additive manufacturing, spectrum, and commercial drone regulation. Michael is also a former partner at Akin Gump.

Michael was the Associate Administrator of OIRA, where he helped lead the Obama Administration’s development of regulatory policy and White House review of significant Executive Branch regulatory actions. He also led the Obama Administration’s efforts on international regulatory cooperation, heading multiple U.S. delegations on regulatory issues with the E.U., the U.K., Canada, Mexico, Brazil and the OECD. Michael also served as a Senior Advisor to OIRA during the Clinton Administration.

Michael is currently a member of the American Law Institute (ALI) and the Governing Council of the American Bar Association’s Administrative Law Section. He is a Fellow at the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) and a Senior Fellow at the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS). Michael previously served on the Department of Commerce’s Industry Trade Advisory Council.

He is an Adjunct Professor at The Washington Campus, and guest lectures at The Brookings Institution, Harvard’s Kennedy School, Penn’s Biden School of Public Policy, Georgetown University Law School, American University Law School, George Washington University, University of Connecticut Law School, Wharton School of Business, and the Canadian School of Public Service.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Woolly Mammoth Theater and is past Board Chair of Cultural Tourism DC.

He received his J.D. from Stanford Law School, an M.A. in American History from the University of Virginia and a B.A. from Brown University.