Spanning massive data sets, multiple custodians and global locations, Hart–ScottRodino (HSR) Second Requests can easily overwhelm an organization—pushing a legal team outside of its comfort zone to face unfamiliar challenges. And when the penalty is a large fine or even a failed merger, the stakes cannot be higher.


FTI second request services

Covering everything from initial meetings with regulatory bodies to determine the scope and format of the project, to complex data collection, to the development and execution of agency approved timelines and review workflows, FTI creates a complete Second Request service for firms and corporations.


FTI second request software

FTI’s award winning Ringtail eDiscovery platform is the engine that powers our Second Request machine. Using best-in-market data analytics, including predictive coding that has been vetted by the relevant regulatory bodies, Ringtail provides the ability to find relevant documents more quickly than any other solution.


FTI second request solutions team

The FTI Second Request organization includes authorities on Second Request law and procedure, expert technologists, and a skillful team of consultants and reviewers that work around the globe. Our nuanced understanding of each step of the Second Request process makes our team unparalleled in the space.

FTI In Action on a Complex Second Request

Defense contractor 2nd request case study graphic


Large defense contractor


Collect, process, review and produce documents for second request.


Nearly two terabytes of data located in five different countries including the EU. International Traffic in Arms (ITAR) Regulations required multilingual US citizens to conduct review.


FTI team advised on data privacy then collected and processed close to two TB of data. FTI then used advanced analytics in its Ringtail software to cull the data set from 5.4 million to 2.6 million documents. Predictive coding further reduced the population to 700,000 documents. Using multilingual review attorneys, FTI produced 480,000 documents within eight weeks, meeting all deadlines imposed by the government. The project came in under budget and FTI’s client saved over $1 million.