Haley Altman, who joined the document technology company Litera in August 2019 when it acquired the transactions management company she founded, Doxly, has today been named Litera’s global director of business development and strategy.

In this new role, the company said, Altman will focus on expanding customer development opportunities and helping to define and execute the strategic vision of the company, all with the goal of strengthening how customers engage with the Litera brand and overall product suite.

“Haley has demonstrated leadership qualities above and beyond her position and her extensive experience as an entrepreneur and former lawyer is indispensable,” CEO Avaneesh Marwaha said is statement released by the company. “We’re excited that her expanded role allows her greater focus on engaging directly with our customers and the legal industry.”

Altman is a former corporate lawyer with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in San Francisco and Ice Miller in Indianapolis who left practice in 2016 to found Doxly. Her goal, she told me in a 2019 LawNext interview, was to build a platform that would transform the archaic and chaotic process of managing commercial transactions.

Last year, Litera acquired Altman’s startup, just a month after it acquired U.K. company Workshare, which had a transaction platform of its own called Workshare Transact. Within a month, that meant, Litera went from having no transaction management technology to having two of the leading platforms. Litera put Altman in charge of these products as general manager of transaction management.

With today’s news, Altman takes on a higher role in the company. But she will continue to be a regular speaker at industry conferences, including Litera’s virtual conference, The Changing Lawyer LIVE!, the company said.

“I’m thrilled to move into this role,” Altman said in a statement. “During my time here, I’ve become very passionate about how the Litera products can really improve how legal teams work and look forward to deepening my understanding of our customers’ needs so we can continue to evolve Litera’s product suite, including evaluating acquisition targets.”

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