David Perla

1991 Group
Organization Type: Consultant
Position/Title: Founder & Managing Director
Functional Area: Law Practice & Technology
Year of Induction: 2015

1801 S. Bell St.
Arlington, VA 22202-4501

Business Phone: 703.341.5868


During the dot-com boom of the late 1990s, many young lawyers left big firm jobs to become general counsels of young companies. David Perla was one of those young lawyers. And, if being General Counsel at Monster.com was his final stop, his would have been one of the success stories of that era.

But, that’s not David. At the age of 35, David left the comfort of his GC position to co-found Pangea3, a legal process outsourcing company that grew to more than 800 lawyers and was sold to Thomson Reuters. Last year, at the age of 45, David became the President of the Bloomberg BNA Legal Division. His 10-year journey, in many respects, was not necessary. But David is a visionary who refuses to sit still. If you ask David about improvements in the legal profession, you will gain several business plans worth of material and ideas. David epitomizes passion, dedication, and leadership in the legal profession and it is a pleasure to welcome him as a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management.

Nominated by Kevin Colangelo and Tim Corcoran, October 2015