Paula is Special Counsel to the firm, with a focus on corporate and transactional matters. For over 30 years, she has been a corporate attorney and/or management executive for established multinationals and seed stage and growth organizations.
Paula was General Counsel for Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP), a venture firm with offices in New York, Silicon Valley, Boston, Bangalore and Herzliya and managing more than $4 billion of venture capital invested in over 130 companies across the technology and services stack. As General Counsel, Paula managed all legal aspects of portfolio company venture capital financing as well as legal affairs relating to BVP’s investment partnerships and operations, and provided business and legal counsel and support to BVP’s enterprise, consumer, healthcare and technology startups around the world.
Paula received her JD from Fordham University School of Law, graduating in the top 10% of her class as a member of the International Law Review. She began her career at major New York City firms, including Davis Wright Tremaine LLP and Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf LLP, specializing in general business and transactional law, entertainment law, trademark protection and joint-venture alliances in the areas of technology development and health care.
J.D., Fordham University School of Law, International Law Review
B.A., University of Miami, Communications, summa cum laude