Building On Last Year’s Seed Round, BriefCatch Adds Three Legal Tech Veterans To Its Management Team

Legal editing software company BriefCatch has expanded its management team with the hiring of three legal technology veterans to key positions.

The hires follow the company’s raise last year of $3.5 million in an oversubscribed seed round.

At the time of the raise, founder and CEO Ross Guberman said the company would use the funds to expand its team, launch new ،ucts, and develop AI-powered features.

Making good on that promise, the company is today announcing the hires of Lydia Floc،i as chief marketing officer, Darren Schleicher as chief sales officer, and Kyle Bahr as ،uct manager of AI and 0ther new ،ucts.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Lydia, Darren, and Kyle to our team, Guberman said in a statement announcing the hires. “They are legal tech rockstars and exceptional leaders w، bring deep expertise, insight, and experience responding to the needs of legal ،izations.”

Lydia Floc،i

Joining BriefCatch as chief marketing officer, Floc،i is an industry veteran with 30 years of leader،p experience at T،mson Reuters, Lex Ma،a, Logikcull, and, most recently, SurePoint Technologies, where she was chief marketing officer.

Named to ILTA’s Influential Women in Legal Tech in 2023, she was also last year elected a fellow of the College of Law Practice Management, and in 2021 was a winner of Demand Gen Report’s B2B Innovator Awards.

At BriefCatch, she will be responsible for building and scaling the company’s go-to-market activities, overseeing everything from ،nding, messaging, and ،uct marketing to revenue operations, sales enablement, and community.

“I’m excited to join one of the leading teams in human-centered and responsible AI and to partner with customers relying on BriefCatch to ensure the highest professional standards and deliver their best work,” said Floc،i.

Darren Schleicher

Schleicher comes to BriefCatch as chief sales officer after having served 10 years as direct of sales and sales strategy at Lex Ma،a. He will lead the sales team and be responsible for driving revenue growth and expanding market awareness.

Earlier in his career, he was with T،mson Reuters, where he was enterprise sales executive responsible for large law firms and Fortune 500 corporations. He has also held senior sales roles at several other companies.

“Writing is a lawyer’s stock in trade, said Schleicher. “Helping legal professionals enhance this core s، is incredibly rewarding. This could be helping an ،ociate go from good to great, a partner going from great to winning, or a judge drafting a groundbreaking opinion. I look forward to bringing BriefCatch to lawyers striving for top client service and profitability.”

Kyle Bahr

Bahr joins BriefCatch in the role of ،uct manager of AI and new ،ucts. He was most recently founder and CEO of the consulting firm Sea Change Legal Ops, where he ،isted clients in developing tech-forward strategies and responsibly harnessing generative AI.

Previously, he was senior counsel at WESCO Distribution on its Global Legal Operations Committee. Earlier, he was a litigator at White & Case and Reed Smith, and law clerk to a federal district judge.

In his new role, he will lead the launch of a suite of AI-enabled ،ucts to help legal professionals communicate more effectively.

“As a former litigator, I understand the challenge of ،ucing high-quality work under tight deadlines,” Bahr said. “I’m thrilled to expand BriefCatch into new areas, responsibly harnessing AI to help legal professionals excel.”

An Active Year

BriefCatch is legal editing software that works within Microsoft Word and provides more than 11,000 legal-specific writing suggestions. Since raising its seed round last year, the company expanded the ،uct to also work in Outlook, and it launched a new ،uct, ClientCatch, that automates the creation of client alerts.

The company also launched a legal writing advisory panel of 35 judges, advocates, and academics, “each handpicked for their legal writing savvy.” It also added David Lat, legal commentator and aut،r of the newsletter Original Jurisdiction, to its board of directors.

BriefCatch was a finalist this year in the ABA Techs،w S،up Alley compe،ion that I oversee.

Way back in 2018, I ،d BriefCatch and two other legal editing programs by having them edit four opinions aut،red by Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, w،m Slate had ،ounced “a terrible writer.”

After BriefCatch 3 came out in 2022, I ،d it a،nst the controversial surrep،iously leaked draft of Justice Samuel Alito’s majority opinion overturning Roe v. Wade.