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Michael Simon

XPAN Law Partners and Seventh Samurai, LLC
Internet Law & Cyber-Security


    Michael Simon is Counsel with XPAN Law Partners, a boutique domestic and international Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Law Firm, focusing his practice on Privacy and AI issues.  He is co-chair of the ABA Business Law Section subcommittee on Consumer Privacy and Data Analytics.

    Michael is also the Principal of Seventh Samurai, LLC, a legal technology consulting firm, and serves as an expert on complex eDiscovery data issues for law firms, corporations, and government.  Michael is a Fellow at ForHumanity, an international public interest group that provides audit criteria and governance frameworks to assure the safe use of AI, currently helping to co-lead ForHumanity’s working group to develop Financial Services risk management criteria that will harmonize SR 11-7, fair credit, and fair housing regulations with the newly-enacted EU AI Act.  He is also a member of the Board of Directors for the International Digital Workers Initiative, which seeks to develop standards for the proper use digital employees. 

    Michael has made over 100 presentations as speaker, panelist and moderator and written dozens of articles on AI ethics and governance, eDiscovery, Privacy, and legal technology.  Michael has been an adjunct professor at Michigan State University College of Law and Boston University School of Law.  Finally, but perhaps most importantly, he is a volunteer with and President of the Board of Directors of Greyhound Friends of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, so please be careful if you talk to him about rescue dogs, because you might end up adopting one before you know it.

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