The legal research company Casemaker has quietly changed its leadership, as long-time CEO David Harriman retired in January and two legal publishing veterans were named to oversee the company.

Taking over as chief operating officer is Sarah Gorman, who has worked in legal publishing for more than 30 years. Gorman, who was named COO last October, has been with Lawriter LLC, Casemaker’s parent company, since 2000. She started her career in publishing with the Michie Company in 1989 and held a number of management positions in LexisNexis.  She has a law degree from Washington and Lee University and is a member of the Virginia bar.

Named chief information officer is Dan McCade, who has 30 years of experience in the technology industry, with degrees in computer science, information systems and business. After working as an IT consultant on federal and state government projects, he has spent the last 18 years working on various online legal research platforms.

These changes became more visible this week as Casemaker launched a redesign of its company website, with a new look and feel and an expanded offering of instructional videos and webinars.

The Ohio State Bar Association started Casemaker in 1999 as an online legal research service for its members. As other bar associations began to participate in the service, it was sold to a private company in 2008, and then the next year to legal research service JuriSearch.

Harriman was formerly CEO and editor-in-chief of The Michie Company. He joined Casemaker in 2002, when JuriSearch bought the National Law Library and BriefReporter.

The chairman and CEO of Casemaker’s parent company Lawriter remains Satish Sheth, a physician who has overseen the company since 2001, while also maintaining a full-time practice as a pediatrician in California.

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