Paula Levitan is a partner at global law firm Bryan Cave. She is a dual-qualified lawyer in the US and UK who has more than twenty-five years of experience working on the international legal affairs of public and private retail and consumer product companies, including investment activities in the sector. She acts for numerous retailers (national and international) as well as product manufacturers, particularly in the luxury goods sector. Levitan's established career history within the retail industry means that she is frequently called upon by clients to advise as an "outside general counsel". Her senior in-house positions include as Vice President and Associate General Counsel of Gap Inc., as General Counsel of The Body Shop International Plc., and as General Counsel of Manzanita Capital Limited, the investment fund for the Fisher family (founders of Gap Inc.).