Bloomberg BNA David PerlaBloomberg BNA announced this morning that David Perla, cofounder of the global legal process outsourcing provider Pangea3, is joining the company as president of Bloomberg BNA Legal, effective July 21. Perla will report directly to Bloomberg BNA CEO Greg McCaffery and play a key leadership role in overseeing the company’s legal business, which includes legal, legislative, and regulatory news and analysis, and the Bloomberg Law legal and business intelligence research system.

Perla was cofounder and co-CEO of Pangea3, which is now owned by Thomson Reuters. According to a Bloomberg BNA press release, Perla 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.

He 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. Prior to forming Pangea3, Perla was vice president – business & legal affairs for  He began his legal career as a corporate lawyer at the 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.

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