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Michelle Kley is the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. ("Virgin Galactic"), a commercial human spaceflight company. Michelle is responsible for overseeing all legal affairs for Virgin Galactic and its subsidiaries, including corporate governance, compliance with NYSE rules and securities laws, M&A activity and strategic transactions. She also acts as Corporate Secretary and advises the board of directors. She leads a team who manages the day to day legal and compliance matters of the operating subsidiaries
Prior to joining Virgin Galactic, Michelle was the Senior Vice President, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer and Secretary of Maxar Technologies Inc. ("Maxar'), a space infrastructure and Earth intelligence company. Prior to joining Maxar, Michelle worked as a Corporate Associate for several law firms in San Francisco, including Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati P.C. and Morrison & Foerster LLP.
Michelle graduated from the University of California Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) with a juris doctorate degree and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Sonoma State University. Michelle is admitted to practice law in the State of California and the District of Columbia.