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Mae Tai O'Malley
Founder and Managing Attorney, Paragon Legal

Mae is the founder and managing attorney of Paragon Legal, one of the fastest growing alternative model law firms in the country. Paragon provides senior level attorneys to leading San Francisco bay area companies including Cisco, McKesson, and Apple on a project basis. 85% of the Paragon team are women and minorities. Mae started her career at Morrison & Foerster SF and Tokyo, and moved on to become corporate counsel at Evolve Software and Escalate, Inc. She joined Sygate Technologies as Director of Legal Affairs, led the legal side of Sygate's acquisition by Symantec Corporation, and remained with Symantec as senior corporate counsel until early 2006. Mae joined Google Inc. as contract corporate counsel in 2006 while simultaneously founding Paragon Legal. She received her J.D. from Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law in 1998, and her A.B. in Political Science with honors from Stanford. Mae was named a Legal Rebel in 2009 by the American Bar Association Journal. In 2012 Mae received the Women Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Women's Initiative Silicon Valley. Along with fellow AC member Gina Bianchini, Mae was featured in "Makers," an ongoing PBS/AOL series dedicated to showcasing the work of trailblazing women leaders. Watch her video here.