Michael Fitzpatrick serves as an adjunct professor with The Washington Campus, helping lead in the areas of regulatory policy, process, and advocacy.
Michael currently is the Director of Strategy and Innovation for Google Global Affairs. He is a nationally recognized expert in administrative law, regulatory policy, and process, and holds substantive experience in multiple policy domains, including energy, transportation, health care, digital policy, and trade policy issues. He is an established leader in developing and implementing successful regulatory advocacy efforts, and is a frequent public speaker and guest lecturer on public policy and law.
Previously to holding his role at Google, Michael Fitzpatrick was Head of Regulatory Advocacy and a member of the senior leadership team for Government and Regulatory Affairs at General Electric Company, where he coordinated and developed regulatory strategy and advocacy across GE’s business groups. Prior to joining GE, Michael served for three years as the Associate Administrator of the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), the White House regulatory office. In 2009 President Obama appointed him to the Governing Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States. Michael served as the Executive Branch liaison to the American Bar Association’s Administrative Law Section, as well as a liaison to the President’s Jobs and Competitiveness Council and the White House Business Council. Previously Michael was a partner in the Washington, DC office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, an Assistant United States Attorney in Washington, DC, and a Senior Advisor to the Administrator of OIRA in the Clinton White House.
Michael holds a JD Doctor of Law degree from Stanford University, a Master of Arts in American History from the University of Virginia, and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Art History from Brown University.