Michele Satterlund


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  • Hamline University School of Law, JD, 2004
  • University of Oregon, BA, 1994
  • Virginia

Co-Founder, Unmanned Systems Trade Association of Virginia

President-Elect, Metro Richmond Women's Bar Association, 2018-2019

Member, Health Law Section, Virginia State Bar, 2005-present

Member, Richmond Chamber of Commerce Branding Committee, 2012-present

Founding Member, Battery Park Civic Association Neighborhood Schools Initiative

Board Member, Virginia Conservation Network, 2007-2010

Michele Satterlund is an attorney with McGuireWoods and a registered lobbyist with McGuireWoods Consulting in Richmond, Virginia.

Driven and goal-oriented, Michele has practiced as a lawyer and lobbyist since 2005, building a legislative and legal client portfolio that includes national and international companies in the technology, pharmaceutical, transportation, health care, and manufacturing industries.

Named by Super Lawyers as one of “Virginia’s Rising Stars” in the category of government relations, and a "2016 Legal Elite" in the category of Legislative/Regulatory/Administrative by Virginia Business, Michele has helped her clients secure funding, opened the way for new manufacturing opportunities in the Commonwealth, and helped establish the nation's first state association that advocates for all unmanned systems.

Prior to joining the firm, Michele worked for Macaulay & Jamerson, a boutique law and lobbying firm specializing in healthcare.  In addition to her legislative and legal background Michele developed public relations and marketing experience as a former marketing director at UPS and the Portland and Seattle Celebrity Forum.

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Michele Satterlund
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Richmond, VA 23219-3916

Named to "Legal Elite," Legislative/Regulatory/Administrative, Virginia Business, 2016, 2017

Named to "Virginia Rising Stars," Government Relations, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2014

Author, "Sidewalks: The Next Mobility Frontier," Law360, August 7, 2018
Quoted, "Road to the future?: Virginia is an engine for self-driving cars," Virginia Business, March 29, 2018
Author, "Virginia Charts a Pathway for Ocular Telehealth," Virginia Medical Law Report, March 2017
Quoted, "The Home for Drones," Virginia Business, November 2016
Author, "Changes to the Advanced Practice Registered Nursing Statutes," Virginia Medical Law Report, September 2016
Author, "New patient protections for telemedicine prescribing," Virginia Medical Law Report, July 24, 2015
Panelist, "ACHE Session – Update on the Opioid Crisis for Healthcare Executives," 13th Annual Healthcare Finance and Growth Conference, September 25, 2018
Speaker, "Current and Future Autonomous Vehicle Policies in the Commonwealth," Jacobs Technology Days, May 11, 2018
Panelist, "The Rise of Autonomous Vehicles," Women in Government, November 9, 2017
Keynote, "Virginia ’s Leadership in Unmanned Technology" and Panel Moderator, "Unmanned Systems in Virginia," Mobility Unmanned Program, November 2, 2017
Speaker, "An Overview of Legislative Advocacy," Virginia Association of Nurse Anesthetists Annual Conference, October 8, 2017
Speaker, "Virginia and Autonomous Sidewalk Vehicles (Robots): Shaping the Future of Delivery in the State," Virginia Municipal League Mayors Institute, September 30, 2017
Panelist, "State Legislative Affairs Update," 12th Annual Healthcare Provider Conference; Healthcare Finance and Growth, September 12, 2017
Panelist, Key Business and Legal Issues Facing Surgery Centers, McGuireWoods LLP Webinar, August 14, 2017
Speaker, "Policies Driven by Innovation," 2017 ITSVA Annual Conference: Driving Transportation Technology & Innovation, May 5, 2017
Panelist, "Barriers to Innovation: Bridging the Gap," Jacobs Technology Days/VASBA & the Hampton Roads Unmanned Systems Opportunity Exchange: Creating Environments to Explore Opportunity and Possibility, April 20, 2017
Speaker, "Strategies for Advancing Pro-Growth Telehealth Policies at the State Level," American Telemedicine Association Conference, May 2015
Speaker, "Health Practitioner Malpractice: Avoiding Risk," Virginia Association of Nurse Anesthetists Fall Conference, September 2013
Speaker, "Demystifying the Discipline Process: Understanding Virginia’s Complaint and Disciplinary Process," Virginia Association of Nurse Anesthetists Fall Conference, September 2012