Paula is an international solution-focused attorney, strategist and business coach with a comprehensive background in intellectual property, contracts, corporate set up, human resource and dispute resolution matters. As a New York licensed attorney with a background in industrial psychology, she has been in private practice since 2006; counseling entrepreneurs, e-retailers, brand developers, distributors and tech/telecom companies on a wide variety of legal and internal matters.
Prior to joining DLG, Paula served as lead counsel to many pioneer companies in the technology sector both in the US and in Asia. She was on the forefront of telecom deregulation initiatives at the FCC, serving as International Regulatory Counsel to MCI. She spent 8 years in Hong Kong working with esteemed companies such as MCI International, PCCW/Beyond the Network as well as pioneering her Internet “start-up,” Asia Capacity Exchange. Paula has successfully raised capital from VC groups as well as Morgan Stanley and was a regular guest speaker on NBC Squawk Box and CNN’s CEO Roundtable. Paula is a graduate of Rutgers Law School Newark and has a BBA in Industrial Psychology from Baruch College. She has been a member of the NY Bar since 1993. She currently serves as a Mentor to PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel’s 20 Under 20 Fellowship which provides funding and support for young entrepreneurs to pursue radical innovation.