Former Zapproved eDiscovery distinguished fellow Brad Harris has joined Hanzo as vice president of product, tasked with expanding the company’s product vision and developing data management solutions for its impressive array of corporate legal and compliance departments. These include the preservation, retention, governance, and risk management of modern enterprise collaboration data including Slack.

“Hanzo’s mission is to eliminate billions of dollars in litigation costs by giving control of enterprise data back to corporate legal and compliance teams,” said Keith Laska, CEO of Hanzo. “Brad’s extensive experience in legal technology, broad understanding of market needs, and focus on creating value for enterprise clients make him the ideal person to help drive the next phase of Hanzo’s growth.”

Harris has over 30 years of experience in high technology and IT, including the last fifteen years in the field of ediscovery. At Zapproved, he was responsible for driving the company’s growth in the corporate legal segment, advising clients on best practices for data preservation and ediscovery, and managing the company’s product development strategy.

Harris has been at the forefront of furthering best practices in the industry, serving as chair for such events as the PREX Conference and Cascadia Sessions.

“I am tremendously excited to work with Hanzo’s pioneering team of technologists. The innovative legal hold solution Hanzo’s technology team developed for Slack is truly solving an acute problem, and it’s only just the start for enterprises looking for innovative and best-practice approaches for gaining control over their enterprise collaboration data and associated litigation costs,” said Harris.

Hanzo was set up in 2009 out of a British library project to ‘capture the web forever.’ The company has developed enterprise class technology to collect and preserve web content in its native format and in 2018 launched Hanzo Investigator – an AI-powered solution to automate social media investigations for eDiscovery. It’s clients include Littler Mendelson and corporates such as eBay, Dow Jones, FedEx, Twitter, LinkedIn and the BBC.