Bio: Ms. Mae O’Malley
Mae Tai O'Malley was born in Southern Illinois, and raised in San Francisco, California. She is Taiwanese-American, and returned regularly to Taiwan from a young age, until she moved to Taipei with her husband Sean and her 3 boys, Max (9th), Tai (7th), and Matteo (5th) in 2014 to spend time with family and send her boys to Taipei American School.
Mae received her A.B. with honors in Political Science from Stanford University (where she also studied Piano and Japanese), and her J.D. from the U.C. Berkeley School of Law.
Mae is the founder and managing attorney of Paragon Legal, one of America's largest new model law firms. Paragon places seasoned attorneys looking for a more flexible practice on a project basis at the Fortune 500 and leading emerging-growth companies, including Facebook, Netflix, and Autodesk. Paragon has received numerous awards and recognition, including being one of the largest women and minority-owned law firms in the U.S. and one of the largest female-owned businesses in the SF Bay Area. Paragon has been recognized in leading publications including Time, Fortune, Real Simple, and The American Bar Association Journal for its innovative approach to legal services. The Stanford University Graduate School of Business published a case study on Paragon in 2012. Prior to founding Paragon, Mae worked in the Tokyo and SF offices of the top law firm Morrison & Foerster, as well as in-house at several well-known tech companies including Symantec and Google (contract).
Mae currently serves on the advisory board of the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University, as well as the volunteer board of Stanford Professional Women, one of Stanford's most active alumni organizations. She has become active with the Stanford Club of Taiwan, and serves on the Tennis Committee at the American Club in Taipei. At TAS, she has served as room parent, PTA volunteer, punching bag for the girls' tennis team, and has enjoyed being a guest speaker for various student groups.
Mae's 3 boys take full advantage of all TAS has to offer, including playing 5 instruments between the 3 of them, competing in multiple sports, and performing in school musicals. She is excited to help ensure through her service on the TAS board that many future generations to come will be able to enjoy the deep and diverse curriculum TAS has to offer.