Chief Legal Officer, Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Michael Wortley was named a Director of the company in June 2015. He has practiced corporate law for more than 35 years, focusing primarily on corporate governance matters, acquisitions and divestitures, public and private financings, and securities law matters, including more than 25 years in management positions. Wortley was a partner in the Dallas, Texas, office of Vinson & Elkins LLP from 1995 to 2014 and served in various capacities, including Chief Operating Partner of the firm and Managing Partner of the Dallas office. Prior to joining Vinson & Elkins, he was an attorney with Johnson & Wortley, P.C. (which prior to 1993 was known as Johnson & Swanson or Johnson & Gibbs) from 1978 to 1995 and served in various capacities, including President and Chairman of the Board.
Wortley holds both a Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctorate from Southern Methodist University and a Master’s degree in Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is currently the Chief Legal Officer for Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company.