Michael Day

Vice President Chief Counsel Technology Creation And Commercialization at Intellectual Ventures

Michael Day has a diverse work experience spanning various industries and roles. Michael most recently served as the Vice President & Chief Counsel for Technology Creation and Commercialization at Intellectual Ventures, starting in 2014. Prior to that, they worked as a Senior Corporate Counsel at Amazon, providing legal support to the North American operations and global customer service organizations.

Before joining Amazon, Michael worked at GE Energy as the Executive Counsel for M&A, overseeing legal matters related to inorganic growth and business portfolio management for the global energy business. Michael also served as a Business Counsel at General Electric, where they provided legal advice on manufacturing, market development, sales, sourcing, and distribution matters for the polymers business.

Earlier in their career, Michael worked as an Associate at Skadden Arps, specializing in mergers and acquisitions. Michael began their professional journey as a Project Engineer at The Aerospace Corporation.

Throughout their career, Michael has demonstrated expertise in transactional matters, joint ventures, acquisitions, and strategic alliances. Michael has successfully navigated unique and complex legal transactions while providing counsel to senior leadership.

Michael Day completed their Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from Purdue University, where they studied from 1983 to 1987. Michael then pursued further studies and obtained a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) from the University of Southern California, where they attended from 1987 to 1988. Satisfied with their accomplishments, Michael Day proceeded to attend the University of Virginia School of Law, where they completed their Doctor of Law (JD) degree, specializing in Law, from 1995 to 1998.


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  • Vice President Chief Counsel Technology Creation And Commercialization

    2014 - present