Brunswick appoints leading regulatory and public policy expert.
December 2, 2022 – Brunswick Group, the world’s leading critical issues advisory firm, today announced that Michael Fitzpatrick will join the firm as a Partner in Washington, D.C. on December 6, 2022.
Michael brings extensive experience in regulatory affairs and public policy, including key digital policies related to emerging technologies, and crisis management. He joins Brunswick from Google, where he was Director of Global Strategy and Innovation, Global Affairs and, before that, Head of Global Regulatory Affairs. He previously served as Head of Regulatory Advocacy at General Electric and as a partner at Akin Gump. He has held several public sector positions, including Associate Administrator of the White House regulatory office, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), and Assistant United States Attorney at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.
Neal Wolin, Chief Executive Officer, said: “Michael is a highly respected figure in Washington, D.C. and adds significant capability to our global Regulatory and Public Affairs team. He brings deep experience in regulatory and policy matters, which are increasingly complex and important for our clients to navigate. I am delighted he is joining Brunswick.”
On joining Brunswick, Michael Fitzpatrick said: “I am delighted to join such a diverse and distinguished group of professionals at Brunswick. I am excited to advise global business leaders in an ever more complex world, particularly as they grapple with the challenges and opportunities of emerging technologies and related digital policies.”
About Michael Fitzpatrick
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 and a 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 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.
About Brunswick Group
Brunswick is a strategic advisory firm focused on critical issues and critical stakeholders. Our purpose is to help our clients play their role in the world successfully. We advise on critical issues and critical stakeholders at the center of business, politics and society, and help our clients – the leaders of large, complex organizations – understand and navigate these interconnected worlds. Brunswick is one firm globally, operating as a single profit center. This allows us to respond seamlessly and effectively to clients’ needs wherever they are in the world.
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