Extract from George Socha’s article “eDiscovery Leaders Live featuring Parkash Khatri of Intrepid Managed Discovery”
Parkash Khatri, CEO of Intrepid Managed Discovery, joins George Socha, Senior Vice President of Brand Awareness at Reveal, for ACEDS #eDiscoveryLeadersLive.
Parkash founded Intrepid Managed Discovery in 2019, inspired by the impending birth of his first child. Intrepid is an homage to Parkash’s late father, who taught him that intrepid means fearless. Parkash’s background is in information technology auditing. Early is his career, he worked in the Care Fusion division of Cardinal Health, where he was responsible for establishing the in-house discovery division. He spent the next decade as a consultant, specializing in pharmaceutical litigation. With Intrepid, he has expanded into patent litigation more broadly, employment matters, DOJ investigations, and most recently deposition services.
After discussing his path from internal audit to eDiscovery provider CEO, Parkash offered a set of five lessons learned along the way: specialization, scalability, adaptability, growth and accountability, and predictability. Parkash described what he meant for each of these lessons. He then talked about them both as they apply to in-house legal department personnel and to service providers. Parkash closed with thoughts on where his company is headed next as well as what as benefits we might get from emerging technologies such as ChatGPT.