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.

With an understanding of how government and business interconnect, Michele is known for having a persistent approach to controversial issues. She was recently recognized by Virginia Lawyers Weekly as part of its 2019 inaugural group of “Influential Women of Law,” and received a Burton Award in May 2019 for her innovative legal writing. She works well with parties from both sides of the aisle and has been described by her peers as “determined—a person who won’t stop until the job is done.” In 2019, 2017 and 2016, she was named a “Legal Elite” in the category of legislative/regulatory by Virginia Business Magazine. She currently serves as the president of the Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association.


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

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Michele Satterlund