Catherine McElroy

Catherine McElroy is Senior Counsel for Cybersecurity and Special Missions, a business unit of Raytheon Company’s Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS) business. Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2016 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government, and cybersecurity solutions. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass.

IIS is a global leader in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; advanced cyber solutions; weather and environmental solutions; and information-based solutions. It provides training, logistics, engineering, product and operational services, and solutions for special missions, homeland security, space, civil aviation, counter-proliferation, counterterrorism, and cyber markets. Key customers include the U.S. and international governments across multiple departments and agencies, as well as commercial enterprises.

In this role, Catherine handles an array of legal issues relating to cybersecurity, government and commercial contract formation, administration, and compliance as well as issues relating to corporate governance, labor and employment matters, international compliance with FCPA, ITAR, EAR, and intellectual property.

Prior to joining Raytheon, Catherine was General Counsel to the House Armed Services Committee (HASC), where she managed the legislative process for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and served as the principal legal advisor to the Chairman and members of the HASC. The NDAA is the annual defense policy bill that authorizes the Defense Department’s budget. Catherine previously served as Deputy General Counsel of the HASC.

Prior to her time at the HASC, Catherine served as Counsel to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence where she focused on oversight of CIA and FBI programs and assisted with committee investigations.

Catherine also has served as Assistant General Counsel to the Central Intelligence Agency, where she focused primarily on litigation matters and national security investigations.

Catherine is a graduate of the University of Virginia and American University, Washington College of Law.