On the heels of raising an $8 million Series A financing round in May, Paladin, a legal technology company whose platform enables law firms and legal services organizations to manage their pro bono programs and opportunities, has named two legal industry veterans to its board to help it usher in a new phase of growth. 

Joining Paladin’s board are Haley Altman, strategic advisor to legal technology company Litera and until last August its global head of corporate development, and Mark Chandler, who was chief legal officer at Cisco for 20 years and is now a fellow at Stanford Law School’s Rhode Center for the Legal Profession.

They join Paladin’s existing board members Kristen Sonday, cofounder and CEO; Felicity Levey, cofounder and executive chairwoman; and Rostam Zafari, founder of the World Within venture fund.

Prior to joining Litera, Altman was cofounder and CEO of Doxly, a transaction management platform that Litera acquired in 2019. At Litera, she served as the general manager of transaction management before transitioning into the business development and strategy roles where she served as the global head of corporate development for 18 months, completing 10 legal tech acquisitions.

Paladin says Altman’s background in product development and deep knowledge of the legal market will be integral as it continues to grow.

As CLO at Cisco, Chandler led a team of 450 and drove initiatives to create tools to speed and simplify almost every aspect of Cisco’s legal departments. He now co-leads Stanford Law’s Filing Fairness Project access to justice initiative, a multi-jurisdictional effort to simplify court filing processes to benefit pro bono clients and self-represented litigants and improve the administration of justice.

Paladin says Chandler adds a strong corporate perspective to Paladin’s board and will be instrumental in helping facilitate pro bono engagement across law firms and their corporate clients.