Shook Partner Patrick Oot, who leads the firm's team on government investigations, pretrial strategies and discovery, joined a panel on global information governance and predictive analytics for Corporate Disputes. The panel discussed the core components of a successful discovery program; Oot noted that success can be dependent on organizational leadership and a strategically built team, which can potentially include members from a company's litigation, compliance, records and information management, data security and data privacy teams.
"When building a programme, companies must lay out a plan by first focusing on the people," Oot explains. "Companies must identify stakeholders to develop an action team. There are many factors to consider. What budgets are in play? Which groups stand to realise the most cost savings or proposed efficiencies? Which internal organisation can properly assess the strengths, weaknesses, risks and rewards?"