Katy Motiey serves as the Chief Legal, Administrative and Sustainability Officer at Extreme. She has over 25 years of global legal and employment law experience encompassing corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions, divestitures, debt restructuring, commercial contract negotiation and licensing, patent and trademark portfolio management, IP litigation, IPO process management, corporate sustainability, as well as real estate, facilities and employment matters.
Motiey has developed a deep understanding of HR matters as a result of her previous in-house positions. She has been a driving force in building Extreme’s Women’s Leadership Council, started in 2018. She is also the corporate sponsor for Extreme’s partnership with the American India Foundation, a non-profit organization that is devoted to accelerating social and economic change in India. Additionally, Motiey spearheaded our deployment of Bloom Energy, which has created significant cost savings and reduced our carbon emissions in California and was at the forefront of adding Social Responsibility to our Corporate Governance charter in fiscal 2020.
Prior to Extreme, Motiey was Corporate Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at Spansion. Prior to that, she was General Counsel & Secretary as well as VP of HR at InvenSense, and General Counsel & Secretary Magellan Navigation & Ashtech, and Maple Optical Systems, as well as being Senior Corporate Counsel at Alta Vista. She began her career as a law clerk to the late Judge Manuel Real, who was then the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Central District of California, followed by time as an associate at Skadden, Arps, a New York-based law firm.
Motiey holds a Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor from Georgetown University.