Mikeal Clayton serves as Senior Counsel for The Boeing Company’s worldwide defense Aircraft Modernization and Sustainment division. In that role, Mikeal oversees the legal needs for numerous Boeing programs and businesses, including all of Boeing’s Oklahoma City and San Antonio-based operations.
Before joining Boeing, Mikeal worked with the National Security Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. There, he investigated and prosecuted complex matters involving sensitive intelligence and negotiated with foreign governments to secure mutually beneficial assistance. Prior to that, Mikeal served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Western District of Oklahoma, where he was Section Chief and Deputy Anti-Terrorism Advisory Counsel. Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Mikeal was with Vinson & Elkins, LLP, where he handled commercial litigation and white-collar defense matters.
Mikeal received his J.D., with honors, from the University of Texas School of Law. He served on the Texas Law Review, was a Cain Fellow, and received the Robert S. Strauss Endowment.
In 2015, Mikeal received the Department of Defense, Chief Prosecutor’s Award. He has been recognized by the CIA for outstanding dedication and service to a vital mission, by the Director of the FBI for outstanding prosecution skills, and by the Director of the Secret Service.