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IMG 7113 scaled e1706509970995 220x220 - Michael Magdelinskas

Michael Magdelinskas

Northeast Government Relations Lead, Accenture

Bio Current as of January 29, 2024

A dynamic and disruptive global policy expert with a decade of experience advising companies on international, federal, state, and local policy matters. Michael is currently the Northeast Government Relations Lead for Accenture, where he leads the development and implementation of government relations strategies that advance business and corporate objectives.

Previously, Michael was the Head of Legislative and Regulatory Policy (Transit, Bikes, & Scooters) at Lyft, where he drove policy development, engaged with government officials, and served as an essential advisor on an ever-expanding array of policy matters. He is known for tearing down outmoded policies and building new structures to tackle first of their kind issues.

Prior to Lyft, he worked at Altice USA, serving as the primary adviser on business initiatives that intersected with government, regulatory, and public affairs. Before that, Michael was at JPMorgan Chase & Co. where he played an integral role in coordinating the firm’s engagement with global policymakers and providing analysis to executives on geopolitical developments around the world.

His work helped build and leverage relationships with foreign governments and the diplomatic community, trade associations, and think tanks to advance the firm’s policy priorities. Additionally, he has held policy roles at Alcoa, Altria, and served as a fellow at the U.S. Department of State.

He is published in the fields of campaign finance, administrative law, and international urbanism, with his note “Text “Yes” to Give” being awarded the Morris P. Glushien Prize. Michael holds a J.D. from Cornell Law School and a B.A. in English Literature and Urban & Global Studies from Trinity College.