General Counsel, PayPal Inc.
Bimal Patel joined PayPal in 2021 and became General Counsel in 2022. He previously served in the U.S. Department of the Treasury from 2017 to 2020, where he was the most senior Indian-American to serve at the Treasury and co-led the department's work on the Paycheck Protection Program launched during the Covid pandemic. Bimal also served as Head of Financial Advisory and Regulation Practice at O'Melveny & Myers. In addition to his law degree, Bimal holds a Master's in Public Policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
As part of LCLD's Leaders at the Front initiative, Bimal created a Leader's Pledge detailing his personal and organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read Bimal's pledge here.
PayPal is committed to building an inclusive workforce, focusing particularly on increasing representation of women, African Americans, and Hispanics. In 2016, the company achieved 99.97 percent global gender pay parity.
Joined LCLD 2017
Highlights of LCLD Participation
2022: Liz Alspector, Adi Schnaps; 2021: Emily McElravy, Daniela Emde, 2020: Kristine Saul, Shannon Harell; 2019: Flavia Zametto, Jennifer Speargas; 2018: Alice Chung, Ripal Patel; 2017: Carla Boddy, Jennifer Racine
2022: Brittany Schmeltz, Kelvan Howard; 2021: Jinzy Zhu, Alicia Broughel; 2020: Jeremy Jones, Alyse Katz; 2019: Olga Stanswell, Christine Deugwillo; 2018: Liz Alspector, Raquel Buckley; 2017: Michael Barnett
1L LCLD Scholars Program
2021: Krystal Lin, Livia Katroshi; 2020: Thomas Jung, Sarah Nicolas; 2019: Anita Inagandla, Wesley Choi
Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2021, 2020
Leadership Summit (2018)
Member: Bimal Patel
Diversity Professional: Emily Teuben