Michele Satterlund

Senior Vice President, State Government Relations

Richmond, VA

+1 804 775 1911


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.


Co-Founder, Unmanned Systems Trade Association of Virginia

President, Metro Richmond Women's Bar Association, 2019-2020

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



For Some In-House Counsel, It's a Public Affair, Corporate Counsel Business Journal, February 6, 2019
Sidewalks: The Next Mobility Frontier, Law360, August 7, 2018
Road to the future?, Virginia Business, March 29, 2018
Virginia Charts a Pathway for Ocular Telehealth, Virginia Medical Law Report, March 2017
The Home for Drones, Virginia Business, November 2016
Changes to the Advanced Practice Registered Nursing Statutes, Virginia Medical Law Report, September 2016
New patient protections for telemedicine prescribing, Virginia Medical Law Report, July 24, 2015

Executive and Legislative Affairs

Local Government Relations

Regulatory Solutions

Michele Satterlund