Malissia Clinton

Malissia R. Clinton

Senior Vice President General Counsel, and Secretary


Malissia R. Clinton is senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary. She assumed this position on October 1, 2009. Her responsibilities include providing legal advice and counsel at the senior management level, managing corporate transactions of the board of trustees and its committees, and maintaining custody of the corporate records.

Before joining Aerospace, Clinton was senior counsel for special projects in the Office of the General Counsel at Northrop Grumman’s corporate offices in Century City. In that position she provided legal guidance regarding corporate governance, reporting directly to the general counsel and deputy general counsel/corporate secretary. She additionally supported the chief executive officer, the president, and the vice president of contracts, and provided risk assessments of contracts from Northrop Grumman’s various business segments.

Clinton began her Northrop Grumman career in 1998 in the Space Technology sector, first as counsel and later as senior counsel. Prior to joining Northrop Grumman she worked for the law firm of Tuttle and Taylor in Los Angeles, from 1993 to 1998. As an undergraduate she worked summers as an analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency.


Clinton, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, earned a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in political science from Arizona State University. She earned her J.D. at Stanford Law School, where she was an editor of the Stanford Law Review. She is a graduate of the UCLA Anderson School’s Executive Program in Business Management.

Awards and Honors

Clinton was named the Nonprofit Leader in Law of the Year (2020) by Los Angeles Business Journal.


Clinton chairs the Aerospace Diversity Action Committee (ADAC); serves on the board of directors of the National Defense Industrial Association; 3D Systems (as chair of its Compliance Committee); Progyny; the City of Hope Medical Center; and the Arizona State University Foundation.


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