New York—ALM, publisher of American Lawyer
, announced that William Pollak will step down as president-CEO early next year. Pollak, who will remain with the company while it transitions to a new CEO, has been ALM's chief since the company was formed in 1998.
“With this transformation [to becoming a digitally focused enterprise] nearing completion and the organization now well-structured for the exciting next phase in ALM's strong growth path, I felt this was a good time to step aside and make way for a new chief executive who can lead the company to even greater success,” Pollak said in a statement.
Pollak joined ALM after a 16-year career at New York Times Co., where he was exec VP-sales. He is the current chairman of American Business Media.