Paula J. Valencia-Galbraith

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  • Northeastern University (JD)
  • College of the Holy Cross (BA)

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  • Illinois
  • Massachusetts


  • Spanish

Paula counsels and represents emerging-growth companies and venture capital funds, operating or investing in a variety of industries — including clean energy technology, marketing, software, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and health care — and in all aspects of activities, including product development, organization, compliance, corporate transactions, equity and debt financings, mergers, acquisitions, corporate formations, corporate governance issues, and establishment and maintenance of appropriate operating procedures.

She is part of the firm’s Energy & Sustainability Practice, which serves more than 250 clients. Since 2006, the firm’s Energy & Sustainability Practice has completed more than 400 transactions in this sector totaling over $7 billion. In 2013 the firm was listed among the “Top 10 Clean Technology Firms" by Euromoney’s LMG Cleantech & Renewable Energy. The Energy & Sustainability Practice has been ranked #2 nationally among top Clean Technology law firms, according to Watershed Capital Group, and the practice was listed as a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report, both in Boston and nationally.

During law school, Paula served as a judicial intern for Chief Judge Larry J. McKinney of the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, and as a law clerk with the Judge Advocacy General's summer program at the US Army post in Vicenza, Italy. Also, she was a law clerk for another prominent Boston law firm, where she researched materials for a legal treatise.

Before attending law school, Paula worked in New York for the CBS News program 48 Hours.