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Michael Swarz currently serves as Globanet’s information governance strategist. He has a deep understanding of the legal technology world with broad expertise in marketing; industry research and analysis; business development; media relations and events; and programming. Michael has been published extensively on the topics of electronic discovery, digital data and legal technology. He is also a frequent speaker, having presented on ediscovery before numerous legal, records and compliance audiences. Michael is a graduate of both Brandeis University and New England School of Law in Boston.

Recent News and Blog Posts

Globanet Joins ESIBytes Panel on Information Governance & eDiscovery

Shannon Smith, Director of Information Governance & General Counsel, participated in a panel discussion with ESIBytes on September 21, 2012.  The podcast session, entitled "Leveraging Information Governance to Optimize eDiscovery," provides best practices on Information Governance and the impact on downstream eDiscovery.  Shannon was joined by industry experts Anthony Diana (Co-eDiscovery Chair at Mayer Brown) and Bruce Radke (Chair Records Management &a

Shannon Smith to Present at ILTA Los Angeles Event

Globanet's Director of Information Governance & General Counsel, Shannon Smith, will speak about Records Management and Downstream eDiscovery at the ILTA Century City Chapter session on October 10, 2012. The presentation will address how to optimize data in your environment before litigation hits. Shannon will cover a number of topics of interest, including records retention, information custodians/owners, data mapping and ediscovery costs. 

Daily Journal Profiles Globanet and Shannon Smith

Daily Journal staff writer David McAfee recently sat down with Globanet’s Shannon Smith for a Corporate Counsel Q&A.

Courts Continue to Punish Poor eDiscovery Practices with Sanctions

According to recent reports, more and more companies are overlooking their compliance and electronic discovery responsibilities. A Duke Law Journal study makes it quite clear that there has been a huge rise in sanctions for ediscovery related violations.  Courts have been increasingly responding with hard-hitting sanctions designed to protect the discovery or investigative process from being abused.   

Legal Hold Musings and Call for Action

First, let’s quickly review the basics. A legal hold compels a business to preserve all forms of relevant information when litigation or regulatory action is reasonably anticipated. The process traditionally starts with a tailored notice from legal to suspend normal retention and destruction policies for particular custodians. This ensures that relevant data is not altered and company personnel are aware of all data preservation obligations in the face of regulatory action or litigation.

Is Your Website Putting Your Business in the Best Light?

As the old adage goes, you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Your website is your brand ambassador and often the first impression prospects get of your business.

  • Does it clearly communicate what you do?
  • Is it eye-catching without being cluttered?
  • Is it easy to navigate and find information?

If you answered no to any of these questions, it might be time to give your website an extreme makeover.

Globanet CEO, Sevag Ajemian, Selected for TechAmerica Foundation's Big Data Commission

We are thrilled to announce that Sevag Ajemian, Globanet's president and CEO, has been selected to serve as a commissioner for TechAmerica Foundation's Big Data Commission. This is a prestigious honor, and we look forward to the good work the Commission will publish in September.