Matt Schlesinger

Senior Policy Associate

Senior Policy Associate

At The Sheridan Group, Matt supports a diverse portfolio of clients with missions in the fields of education, international development and national service. As a Policy Associate, Matt plays an important role in developing and executing advocacy strategy plans, providing key insight into Congressional and Executive Branch actions. He drives year-round appropriations work, collaborates with clients to define and prioritize legislative goals, and regularly hosts clients for fly-ins and lobby days. He also helps manage TSG’s new business development activities.

Matt joined The Sheridan Group after four years as a practicing attorney, concentrating in the areas of municipal law, civil litigation and appellate practice.  In addition to representing clients in all stages of litigation, Matt regularly drafted legislation and counseled local governments and boards, non-profit organizations, institutions of higher education and individuals with respect to a wide range of issues. Matt’s passion for the issues and legal background and training allow him to master complex legislative priorities in order to provide his clients with a unique perspective of the policymaking process.

Matt received a Juris Doctorate from St. John’s University School of Law in Queens, New York, and a Bachelor of Arts from American University, where he majored in Political Science and minored in Education Studies.

Matt and his wife live in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC with their dogs, George, Jerry and Sonny.


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