Founder, Paragon Legal
Mae O’Malley is the founder of Paragon Legal. Her objective in creating Paragon Legal was to build a firm that could give senior attorneys greater professional flexibility and control, combined with opportunities to work on meaningful, challenging legal projects. Mae has more than a decade of legal experience specializing in IP and technology transactions and has a team of 60+ seasoned attorneys.
Mae began her career at the top San Francisco firm Morrison & Foerster before working in-house at several growing technology companies. She served as corporate counsel for Evolve Software and Escalate, Inc., then joined Sygate Technologies as director of legal affairs. She led the legal side of Sygate's acquisition by Symantec Corporation in 2005, and then worked as senior corporate counsel for Symantec until early 2006. Following Symantec, she joined Google as a contract attorney, working on complex content licensing including the StreetViews deal, while simultaneously founding Paragon Legal.
Mae received her J.D. from U.C. Berkeley's Boalt School of Law and her A.B. with honors in Political Science from Stanford University. She was named a Legal Rebel by the American Bar Association Journal in 2009. She is a devoted mother who loves spending time with her boys, and her determination to successfully balance all of life's important aspects is what inspired her to establish Paragon Legal in 2006.