About us

Our Mission

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

Do what’s right, even when it’s hard

Seek to understand and grow

Stand behind our work and our word

Win together

Put people first

Meet Our Team

Anna Armstrong

SR. DIRECTOR OF RECRUITING

Leigh Barber

CLIENT DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE

Candice Boyd

Candice Boyd

ATTORNEY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE

Jennifer Chou-Green

DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES

Ann-Margaret Dudley

SENIOR RECRUITER

Trista Engel

CEO

Gwendolyn Guerra

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Tom Jameson

HUMAN RESOURCES ADMINISTRATOR

Megan Kelly

DIRECTOR OF ATTORNEY DEVELOPMENT

Daphne Manilla

Daphne Manilla

RECRUITER

Jessica Markowitz

PRESIDENT & COO

Easton McFerren

CLIENT DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE

Shannon Murphy

VP OF RECRUITING

Darlene Newland

BILLING AND OPERATIONS ADMINISTRATOR

Tracy Scanlan

VP OF CLIENT DEVELOPMENT & LEGAL AFFAIRS

Mike Witcoskie

TALENT SOURCING SPECIALIST

Chris Yerian

SENIOR TALENT SOURCING SPECIALIST

Meet Our Team

Anna Armstrong

SR. DIRECTOR OF RECRUITING

Leigh Barber

CLIENT DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE

Candice Boyd

Candice Boyd

ATTORNEY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE

Jennifer Chou-Green

DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES

Ann-Margaret Dudley

SENIOR RECRUITER

Trista Engel

CEO

Gwendolyn Guerra

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Tom Jameson

HUMAN RESOURCES ADMINISTRATOR

Megan Kelly

DIRECTOR OF ATTORNEY DEVELOPMENT

Daphne Manilla

Daphne Manilla

RECRUITER

Jessica Markowitz

PRESIDENT & COO

Easton McFerren

CLIENT DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE

Shannon Murphy

VP OF RECRUITING

Darlene Newland

BILLING AND OPERATIONS ADMINISTRATOR

Tracy Scanlan

VP OF CLIENT DEVELOPMENT & LEGAL AFFAIRS

Mike Witcoskie

TALENT SOURCING SPECIALIST

Chris Yerian

SENIOR TALENT SOURCING 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. Read our 2022 Diversity Report [PDF] to learn more.