David Perla, Legal Industry Innovator, Named President, Bloomberg BNA Legal
ARLINGTON, Va., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg BNA today announced that David Perla will join the company as President, Bloomberg BNA Legal, effective July 21. Perla, who will report directly to Bloomberg BNA CEO Greg McCaffery, will play a key leadership role in the growth of the company's Legal business, which includes legal, legislative, and regulatory news and analysis, and the flagship Bloomberg Law® legal and business intelligence research system.
Perla, who co-founded Pangea3, the globally known legal process outsourcing provider, is a noted legal business innovator and leader. He has been recognized as a trailblazer by the National Law Journal; a top 50 innovator by The American Lawyer; and a "Legal Rebel" by the ABA Journal. In his new role, Perla will drive the growth strategy for Bloomberg BNA Legal and oversee the development of distinctive content and products characterized by Bloomberg BNA's renowned editorial excellence and Bloomberg's reputation as a technology leader.
"Bloomberg BNA is transforming the legal information industry by leveraging advanced technology and trusted content to help our clients quickly and accurately find the answers they need and to draw essential connections between law, news and business," said McCaffery. "David's experience building successful and transformative legal businesses, combined with his hands-on experience as a practitioner in both a law firm and in-house, uniquely qualifies him to lead our Legal business as we continue to grow and serve our clients' expanding needs."
"From law students to law librarians and practitioners — and from law firms to the executive suite — the need for timely, accurate and targeted legal information is more critical today than ever before," said Perla. "Bloomberg BNA, with a client-facing culture and commitment to excellence, is meeting this need with technological innovation, and content and strategic development. I am very excited to be joining the company at this pivotal period in its expansion."
Perla most recently served as Chairman and CEO of Matterhorn Transactions, the Web-based legal and financial information services provider, and as co-founder and Managing Director of 1991 Ventures. He is a co-founder and former co-CEO of Pangea3, the legal process outsourcing provider. Prior to forming Pangea3, Perla was Vice President - Business & Legal Affairs for Monster.com, the global online careers solution. He began his legal career as a corporate lawyer at the leading law firm Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP.
Perla received a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is a frequent speaker regarding the legal profession and legal innovation, and is a member of the New York and Massachusetts Bars.
About Bloomberg BNA
Bloomberg BNA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bloomberg, is a leading source of legal, regulatory, and business information for professionals. Its network of more than 2,500 reporters, correspondents, and leading practitioners delivers expert analysis, news, practice tools, and guidance. Bloomberg BNA's authoritative coverage spans a full range of legal practice areas, including tax & accounting, labor & employment, intellectual property, banking & securities, employee benefits, health care, privacy & data security, human resources, and environment, health & safety.
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