Michael Tyler

Michael Tyler


Experienced public company chief legal officer, with substantial additional administrative experience in human resources, corporate procurement (including travel) and Washington Operations. 


Chair, International Law Section, State Bar of California (1998-1999).

Chair, European Law Committee, Section of International Law & Practice, American Bar Association (1997).

Served as Editor-in-Chief of the American Bar Association’s European Law Bulletin, the California State Bar Association’s International Practitioner, and the California State Bar Association’s International Law Section Newsletter.


Q&A: Gateway’s Mike Tyler, ­GC California, p. 30 (Winter, 2007);

Technology on the Moove, National Law Journal, p. 8 (April 17, 2006);

What Do You Do When Your Spouse Is A General Counsel, Corporate Counsel Magazine,  p. 62 (April 2004).

Work History

Work History
Apr 2007 - Present

Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary


Responsible for all legal aspects of corporate operations for Fortune 200 electronics manufacturing company.Also supervised Human Resources and Facilities.Managed staff of more than 300 and budget of more than $25m.

May 2000 - Apr 2007

Chief Legal & Administrative Officer


Responsible for all legal aspects of corporate operations for 3rd largest US computer manufacturer.Also have supervised Human Resources, Facilities and Washington Operations.Managed staff of more than 100 and budget of more than $20m.

1995 - 2000

Senior Corporate Counsel, International

Northrop Grumman Corporation

Managing attorney of unit within the Law Department with responsibility for legal aspects of corporation's international operations. Specific responsibilities include legal aspects of international marketing, licensing and distribution, foreign office infrastructure, and international strategic alliance agreements and mergers & acquisitions.


1985 - 1986


Cambridge University

Activities:  Cambridge Union; Cambridge University Law Society; Fitzwilliam College Scholarship to the Court of Justice of the European Communities, Luxembourg.

1980 - 1983


Loyola Law School of Los Angeles

Honors: Graduated cum laude; St. Thomas More Law Honor Society; Dean's List; Loyola Honorary Scholarship Certificate; American Jurisprudence Award (Criminal Law); Marilyn Spivey Endowed Scholarship Recipient.

Activities: Editor-in-Chief, Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Journal; Judicial Extern, Hon. Terry J. Hatter, United States District Court, Central District of California.

1977 - 1980


University of California, Los Angeles

Honors:Graduated magna cum laude; College Honors Status; Dean's Honor List; History Honors Major; Department Scholar Status (admitted into graduate school while undergraduate); Awarded Highest Departmental Honors in History, June 1979; Scholarship to Uppsala University (Sweden).