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About us

Mission & Values

Our mission is to provide legal professionals with meaningful work outside the traditional path, while delivering the highest quality talent and service to our clients.

Our Core Values

People-first

Integrity

Excellence

Flexibility

Diversity

Our Team

Trista Engel

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Jessica Markowitz

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Anna Armstrong

SR. DIRECTOR OF RECRUITING

Marcus Miller

DIRECTOR OF RECRUITING

Tracy Scanlan

DIRECTOR OF CLIENT DEVELOPMENT & LEGAL AFFAIRS

Jennifer Wills

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Megan Kelly

DIRECTOR OF ATTORNEY DEVELOPMENT

Jennifer Chou-Green

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

Gwendolyn Guerra

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Luis Ulloa

OPERATIONS SPECIALIST

Our Story

In 2006, after years practicing at a top San Francisco law firm and in-house at several technology companies, all while raising a young family, Paragon’s founder Mae O’Malley set out to build a career that allowed her to continue practicing law but on her own terms. Paragon Legal was born from Mae’s own desire to chart a new path that provided greater professional flexibility combined with meaningful and challenging legal work. Paragon’s reputation and client base grew steadily under her leadership and soon became known as a premier source for flexible in-house counsel.

Diversity & Inclusion

Paragon Legal is a women-founded and women-led business, with a team that is over 40% people of color and over 50% female. Diversity is one of our core values, and we are proud to support many organizations and initiatives working to advance diversity in the legal profession.