Former Freshfields CIO becomes president of software company Litéra

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s former chief information officer (CIO) Paul Domnick has taken up leadership of software and risk management company Litéra after stepping down from his role at the magic circle firm late last year. 

Domnick was named president of the company, one of a growing sector offering risk management and cyber-secure document creation to law firms and the financial services market.

Domnick was replaced by partner Richard Harris as Freshfields CIO in November (12 November 2013) and took up his new role at the software company this month.

As Freshfields CIO he headed up the firm’s IT offering across its 27 offices. He took up the role in 2009 following positions as group chief technology officer and deputy head of IT for Zurich Financial Services (ZFS) and senior roles in Deutsche Bank and BNP Paribas.

His engagement with the American software and management company started in earnest in October, when he joined its seven-strong board. However that followed several years of using Litéra products at Freshfields.

Technlogy is an increasingly important issue for lawyers with automation high on the agenda and clients accusing firms of not having enough of a grip on tech solutions (3 March 2014).

The new role will see Domnick move from a non-executive to an executive director on Litéra’s board of directors. He will also relocate from Switzerland to North Carolina to take up the role later this year. He is continuing to provide support to Harris at Freshfields as a senior adviser.