( I hate when Bob scoops me!).
Perla brought a lot of energy to BloombergBNA. Under his watch Bloomberg BNA added some of their most innovative products including the Corporate Transactions Center which provides advanced drafting analysis of corporate deals. In the past month, BloombergBNA released litigation analytics which is the first market entrant to take on the dominant Lex Machina in that space.
Perla stoked controversy over the summer with his Above the Law post on “gatekeepers” in law firms, which was viewed by many including this writer as insulting, information professionals– who have in fact been both BloombergBNA’s strongest allies and critics– helping it grow and evolve its offerings.
I liked David and his energy and insights will be missed. I suspect we will soon see David emerge in another innovative leadership role in the legal market.