Paul Chen is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Silicon Valley and San Francisco offices. Paul advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, early to late stage investments, alliances and other corporate transactions. Paul is particularly experienced in working with buyers, sellers, investors and founders on transactions involving innovation and technology in industries that have a significant regulatory component such as insurance, health care, financial services and life sciences. Paul’s experience in these regulated industries helps to focus working groups on relevant legal and business issues quickly and efficiently on deals and projects, whether involving an emerging growth company or a more mature company with diverse operations.

Paul is a member of the Insurance Industry Group and has a broad range of experience in advising clients on insurance related transactions in the US, Asia, Latin America and Europe as both a lawyer and management consultant. Prior to becoming a law firm partner, Paul was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company where he advised financial institutions and insurance companies on corporate strategy. Paul has served insurance industry clients for over 20 years and has been involved in many facets of corporate insurance deals, including investments in innovation through insurtech startups, M&A arising from global growth and consolidation, transactions involving innovative risk-transfer mechanisms and investments and divestitures due to regulatory changes. 

Chambers Global has repeatedly recognized Paul as sources have said he is “smart, practical and has a lot of experience,” and “commercial with good technical knowledge.” The directory has also identified Paul as a Foreign Expert on China for Corporate/M&A work and reported that he is said to be “very smart at capturing his global knowledge and being able to apply it to the local markets.” Paul has also been listed as a recommended lawyer by The Legal 500 United States for his M&A practice, for he is one of the practice’s “experienced advisers.”


New York University School of Law, JD

Williams College, BA, cum laude



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