Managing Director, FTI Consulting
In a recent FTI Advice from Counsel (AFC) study, 76 percent of respondents said that while they do have information governance (IG) programs in place, initiatives ranged across 30 different areas of focus. These included data security, budget transparency, efficient records retention, data analytics, compliance, risk prevention and optimizing data for litigation needs, and underscore the difficulty many legal teams have in focusing their IG efforts.
IG provides benefits for maintaining compliance, reducing e-discovery costs, streamlining large data volumes and bolstering cybersecurity. I regularly work with clients to help them focus their programs and build internal training and processes to bring data challenges under control. In an article in ILTA Peer-To-Peer Magazine’s Winter 2017 Issue I discussed the skills attorneys need to get IG programs off the ground, and how to bolster their abilities to ensure successful projects.
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