The news just keeps coming from document-automation company Litera in recent days. After last week’s announcements of its acquisition of Best Authority and roll-out of a free version of its deal-management platform, it is today announcing a notable hire.

Alma Asay, the founder and CEO of the cloud-based litigation management platform Allegory Law, which she sold in November 2017 to legal services provider Integreon, has joined Litera as a domain expert and advisor to Litera’s customers, with particular focus on litigation.

In particular, Asay will be part of Litera’s launch this week of Litera TV, a new series of video programming being launched this week. In addition to Asay, Litera TV will feature a team of experts — “evangelists” as Litera calls them — including Sherry Kappel, Curt Meltzer, and Judye Releford.

Alma is an exceptional addition to our already dynamic team at Litera,” said Litera CEO Avaneesh Marwaha. “Her knowledge and experience from working with litigators will be key in helping us as we increase our focus on delivering solutions and value to litigation teams.”

Asay was a litigation attorney at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher when she left in 2012 to start Allegory Law. After Integreon acquired the company in 2017, she stayed on as Integreon’s chief innovation officer until August 2019. Since then, she has been running a bed-and-breakfast in Warm Springs, Va.

Asay was named to the 2016 Fastcase 50 and the 2016 Women of Legal Tech of the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center. I featured her in my post, 2017: The Year of Women in Legal Tech, and interviewed her in 2016 for my former podcast Law Technology Now.

“After taking time off to decide what’s important to me as I start this new phase of my career, I’m thrilled to be joining Litera,” Asay said. “Now, more than ever, we need companies leading the way that respect and empower clients and employees alike. I look forward to working across the legal industry, in my new evangelist role, to help bring innovative ways of thinking and practice to life.”

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.