Associate General Counsel, UTC Aerospace Systems-Interiors, Actuation & Propeller Systems
Sondra Radcliffe is the Associate General Counsel for UTC Aerospace Systems-Interiors, Actuation & Propeller Systems (UTAS). UTAS is one of the world’s largest aerospace and defense technology companies. UTAS designs, manufactures and services products for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms.
UTAS was formed in 2012 by combining the legacy Hamilton Sundstrand and Goodrich businesses. UTAS (through its legacy companies) has been present in Phoenix since 1986 and maintains the headquarters for its Interiors business just a few miles from Sky Harbor Airport. The Phoenix site is also home to the manufacturing facilities for Interiors, Actuation & Propeller Systems’ evacuation slides and lighting products.
Prior to joining UTC Aerospace Systems Ms. Radcliffe was a practicing attorney with Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP and an adjunct professor with the University of Phoenix where she taught on topics such as business formation/dissolution, the relationship between business and the legal environment, business situations for tort liability and defenses, the social responsibility of business practices, contracts and commerce, employment law, securities regulations and investor protections, and the laws protecting intellectual property.
Ms. Radcliffe has been honored as one of Twenty Women Who Rock by San Diego Metro Magazine. She has also been highlighted in The Daily Transcript’s Annual Law Week publication for her work in employment law. Sondra Radcliffe has published multiple articles in law journals, state bar publications, and various law firm and defense bar publications. She has also been a featured speaker at the Society of Human Resource Management’s Law Day Conference, and the Hoyle Cohen Executive Women’s Forum.
Ms. Radcliffe received her undergraduate degree from the University of San Diego in 2001, her law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2007, and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of San Diego in 2016. While at the University of San Diego School of Law, Sondra competed with the Mock Trial team and wrote three articles that were subsequently published in the Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues. While practicing law Sondra also completed extensive training in mediation and negotiation, earning certificates with the American Arbitration Association and credentialing through the National Conflict Resolution Center. Sondra resides in the West Valley with her husband, two sons, and two daughters.