Malissia Clinton

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Malissia Clinton

Sr. VP, General Counsel and Secretary

Malissia Clinton is senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary of Aerospace, an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to the objective application of science and technology toward the solution of critical issues affecting the nation’s space program. There, she provides legal advice and counsel at the senior management level and manages corporate transactions
of the board of trustees and its committees.

Before joining Aerospace, Malissia worked for several years in the Office of General Counsel at Northrop Grumman. Prior to joining Northrop Grumman in 1998, she worked for the law firm of Tuttle and Taylor in Los Angeles. She began her career working summers during college as an analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency.

Malissia received her BA from Arizona State University and her JD from Stanford Law School, where she was an editor for the Stanford Law Review. She serves on the boards of directors of the City of Hope Medical Center and the Arizona State University Alumni Association, and she formerly served on the board of the Constitutional Rights Foundation. Malissia lives with her husband, Ronald, and their three children in Manhattan Beach.

2016 Talk

Why I Stayed After My House Was Firebombed

On a typical night in February 2015, the Clinton family home was firebombed in Manhattan Beach, CA. In her poignant and emotional talk, Malissia shares the heartbreak of what followed, and how a community came together to restore hope for the future.