Paul D. Delva


Paul has practiced M&A, securities, corporate and general business law for more than 20 years, as chief legal officer for a $1.5 billion multinational technology company and at a global law firm. Most recently he was Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc., where he was responsible for all legal and regulatory affairs, compliance and ethics, government relations and the corporate secretary function. He was previously a corporate and securities lawyer at Dechert LLP, where he advised a range of clients on M&A and related financing matters as well as commercial transactions.

Passionate about applying a practical, business-focused approach to corporate and commercial law, Paul’s practice is focused on: (1) mergers, acquisitions and dispositions of various forms and sizes, from purchases and sales of smaller (sub $20 million) product lines, business divisions and R&D facilities and teams, to acquisitions and dispositions of $400 million multinational businesses with manufacturing, R&D and sales operations in numerous jurisdictions, including cross-border stock and asset acquisitions in the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, China, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines, as well as other countries;

(2) Negotiating, drafting and closing commercial transactions, including product supply and development agreements, complex international technology joint venture and other partnership and licensing agreements, software licenses and subscriptions, employment, consulting and professional service contracts, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, procurement agreements and other contracts;

(3) Corporate law advice in connection with business start-ups and legal entity formation, organizational governance, financing, employment, compliance and operations, in the U.S. and internationally; and

(4) Practical integration of business and legal processes in organizations, focused on adding business value while reducing legal and compliance risks, for example by developing a suite of policies, forms and play-books designed to enable business teams to launch and operate contracting systems with minimal post-launch lawyer oversight.

Paul has a JD degree from Temple University School of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of Temple Law Review. He also holds a master’s degree in organizational communication from Purdue University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Concordia University. Paul is admitted to practice in California, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maine.