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Maples Group 9/23/2021Managing Resources and Security Concerns in Remote Document Review
Electronic discovery is constantly evolving, always demanding that lawyers and litigation support professionals develop new skills, adapt to new techniques and adopt new technologies. With the massive shift to remote working that has occurred over the past year due to the global pandemic, the traditional landscape of discovery has changed considerably.
The Washington Post 9/22/2021Tracking Stolen Crypto is a Booming Business: How Blockchain Sleuths Recover Digital Loot
Crypto heists are becoming increasingly common, but forensic investigators are getting savvier at figuring out who is behind specific accounts.
The European Business Review 9/20/2021Why Resurfacing the Forgotten Dimension of Diversity is a Business-Critical Priority
While more obvious markers of diversity such as race and gender justifiably receive a great deal of focus in equity and inclusion initiatives, social class is seldom given much attention. Nevertheless, diversity, inclusion and belonging regarding social class is something that all business leaders need to address.
Consulting.ca 9/20/2021FTI Consulting Expands Technology Segment in Canada
FTI Consulting has expanded its Canadian technology segment – which focuses on e-discovery, information governance, privacy and security, and corporate legal operations – with the addition of two new professionals and a new technology offering.
Law.com 9/20/2021When Document Review Requires Multilingual Skills, Prioritize Your People
While legal technology and analytics are continually improving in the foreign language review arena, the human element can make all the difference between a complete, accurate, on-time document review or costly mistakes and delays.
GlobalTrade 9/15/2021How to Strengthen Trade and Labor Compliance with Technology Amid Increasing Customs Enforcement
Supply chain constraints, both expected and unexpected, continue to disrupt global trade and appear to be the new normal for the foreseeable future. As the world is slowly recovering from the pandemic and constraints in both materials and labor are creating unprecedented supply chain challenges, recent government actions are also generating often unexpected hurdles in the “last mile” such as unexpected delays and merchandise detentions.
EDRM.net 9/14/2021E-Discovery in Crisis Mode: Collaboration is Key During Incident Response and Recovery
The e-discovery profession has evolved tremendously over the past two decades, and the rate of change is accelerating rapidly. Just as the scope of ESI we now must navigate has expanded, so has our role expanded beyond traditional document review for litigations and regulatory investigations. E-discovery practitioners today are required to conduct complex search and analysis relating to data privacy issues, investigate IP theft, uncover key facts relating to a data breach and so much more. For many, the unofficial job description now includes crisis response.
Corporate Disputes 9/13/2021Analytics and Machine Learning for E-discovery and Investigations
There is a growing interest in analytics and machine learning tools, and they can deliver significant benefits in terms of time and cost savings, and strategically prioritising documents for review.
Data Management 9/13/2021Data Discipline
Understanding ethical considerations in data management and what it takes to achieve a high standard of ethics in the organisation
Forbes 9/10/2021Cryptocurrency And The Rise Of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies
Investors are continuing to watch two of the market’s hottest trends today: special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) and cryptocurrency. On the heels of Coinbase’s IPO in April, financial analysts have suggested a potential “watershed” for the crypto industry. At the same time, there have been more than 300 SPAC IPOs so far in 2021, far surpassing the 2020 record number of 248 for the entire year. Linking these two trends together makes for an interesting opportunity for investors to potentially buy into a hot, emerging market.
IAPP 9/3/2021Amid Evolving Privacy Regulation in the Middle East, Stalling on Compliance is not an Option
In the Middle East and North Africa regions, the business world is just beginning to encounter the regulatory and operational pressures that European and U.S. companies have faced in recent years. Six new data privacy laws have been introduced in the last 18 months and authorities in the Dubai International Financial Centre have already issued 88 fines since the region’s new regulations became effective in late 2020.
Law.com 8/19/2021Promise With Purpose: A Leadership View of Achieving Real Change in the Workplace
A company’s success is inextricably linked to the diversity of its leadership and employees. This has always been true—Gartner has reported that companies with diverse and inclusive teams consistently outperform less inclusive counterparts by roughly 50%. Today, diversity, inclusion and belonging have become business priorities, recognized as opportunities for innovation and progress. Organizations have acknowledged that the more inclusive they are, the more their business will thrive.
ITProPortal 8/18/2021Business Security & Remote Working: More than One Year on, What Have we Learned?
More than 12 months after the onset of the pandemic, many companies are still exposed to unnecessary security risks.
WMB Now 8/15/2021FTI Consulting’s Gráinne Bryan – Reflections on Career, WFH and Moving Forward
This move towards a more balanced, accessible workplace is good for everyone. It’s good for us individually, as we’ll each be empowered to craft a career that meets our needs vs. shaping our lives around the demands of employment. It’s good for organisations, as it broadens the pool of potential talent.
Law360 7/28/2021Partly Cloudy or Clear Skies Ahead?
Information Governance Amid Digital Transformation
Law360 7/23/2021Data Trends To Watch In M&A And Competition Investigations
Investors and deal makers around the world are seeing a big year in mergers and acquisitions activity despite continuing economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic — or in some cases, as a result of it.
The Oath 7/20/2021Planning for a New Environment of Disputes
It is critical for organisations to understand and plan for an increase in disputes, assessing how technology will help mitigate potential threats and risks.
Avis D'Experts 7/19/2021Podcast: How to Determine the Risk Level of a Personal Data Breach? [FRENCH]
According to the French National Agency for Information Systems Security, the number of cyber attacks has increased fourfold in 2020 due to the massive use of remote services since the beginning of the health crisis. In this episode, our FTI Consulting expert in information governance and personal data protection, Wajdi Kharrat, and Emilie Danglades Perez, lawyer at Simmons & Simmons, specialist in data protection and privacy and certified DPO, will discuss this major risk that affects all French companies and local authorities: cyber attacks. What action plan should be implemented in the event of a cyber attack? What are the notification obligations that arise from a data breach? The answers to these questions in this new podcast episode.
CSO Online 7/9/2021IT Asset Disposal is a Security Risk CISOs Need to Take Seriously
Sensitive company and personal data often leaves organizations on disposed devices. An auditable chain of custody that shows data destruction is essential for any ITAD program.
Chief Data Officer Magazine 7/1/2021IT Is Not the Only Starter. All-Star Picks for Data Governance Wins.
Data mismanagement is expensive. Recent research suggests that bad data—meaning low quality data and poor data governance—within an organization comes at a cost of 15-25% of revenue. And findings published in Harvard Business Review suggest that only 3% of companies are meeting basic standards in how they manage their data. In an economy wherein data has become the highest value and riskiest business asset, it’s striking that so few have executed a comprehensive and results-oriented data governance program.
Law Technology Today 6/17/2021Virginia’s New Data Protection Law
Virginia is the latest state to make traction on signing comprehensive data privacy legislation into law, following close on the heels of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the California Privacy Right Act (CPRA). As additional states consider proposed privacy bills and lawmakers discuss the potential for a sweeping federal regulation, many organizations are continuing to wonder how to establish and maintain compliance in this rapidly changing environment.
Global Data Review 6/11/2021Unpacking a Year of COVID Implications
FTI Consulting technology segment experts outline the data challenges companies faced during the coronavirus outbreak, and how they will continue to navigate them in the months and years to come.
Law Journal Newsletters 6/1/2021Best Practices for Investigations In Remote Environments
With regulatory and investigations activity expected to pick up significantly in the coming year, it’s more important than ever to tighten up remote investigations methods to meet best practices. Aside from enabling continuity during COVID-19 restrictions, remote workflows offer a number of benefits in investigations.
Legaltech News 5/19/2021Legal Ops Pros: Prepare for (and Neutralize) Friction in Technology Deployments
Implementing new technology solutions and automating legal processes sit at the top of the priority list for more than 70% of legal departments. But a myriad of internal factors and cost pressures are emerging as barriers to these initiatives, and legal ops professionals should be prepared.
Bloomberg Law 5/14/2021U.S.-China IP and Regulatory Investigations Playbook
Understanding the key pitfalls that can arise in, and following best practices for, U.S.-China investigations will significantly reduce risk of cross-border intellectual property theft. FTI Consulting directors and attorneys from DLA Piper lay out five pointers.
Legaltech News 5/6/2021Legalweek Leaders in Tech Law Awards Finalists Are Announced
Legaltech News announced the finalists for its Leaders in Tech Law Awards, and Sophie Ross was selected as a finalist in the Championing Diversity category.
Consultancy.uk 5/6/2021FTI Consulting Adds Trio to Technology Division in the UK & Ireland
Global consulting firm FTI Consulting has expanded its Technology division in the UK and Ireland with the appointment of three seniors.
Network Computing 5/5/2021A Beast of Burden: 5 Reasons Your Data Governance Projects Have Stalled
If data governance stakeholders can plan for common challenges and address them at the outset of a new initiative, their projects will have a much greater chance for success.
Fortune 4/30/2021Turkey Wages War on Cryptocurrencies, and Investors Lose a Fortune
Cryptocurrency speculation in Turkey came to an abrupt end two weeks ago when the Turkish government revealed plans to ban these software-based “digital tokens” as a form of payment starting from April 30 in an attempt to combat a flight from the tanking Turkish lira.
Consultancy.com.au 4/27/2021Nick Athanasi Returns to FTI to Lead MENA Technology Division
Forensics veteran Nick Athanasi has joined FTI Consulting’s to lead the firm’s regional Technology practice, having crossed from a similar role with a Big Four firm.
Consultancy.com.au 4/19/2021Tim de Sousa Joins FTI Consulting's Information Governance Unit
Global consulting firm FTI Consulting has expanded its Information Governance, Privacy & Security practice in Australia with the addition of Tim de Sousa.
Consultancy-me.com 4/19/2021FTI Consulting Launches its IGP&S Practice in the Middle East
The Middle East wing of global consulting firm FTI Consulting has launched a new practice: Information Governance, Privacy & Security.
Coin Telegraph 4/17/2021Mergers and Acquisitions are Rising, Leaving Crypto Assessments in Question
Questions around cryptocurrency assessments gain momentum, which brings some nuanced challenges in assessing crypto’s place in M&A.
CPO Magazine 4/15/2021Key Questions Answered for Data Privacy in a Pandemic
The field of data privacy is changing quickly. Through a turbulent 2020—including numerous challenges in concurrently adjusting to remote work, addressing data protection risks resulting from COVID-19 and operationalising new laws—privacy professionals have had to cover a lot of ground.
GRC World Forums 4/8/2021Spring Cleaning? Don’t Forget the Data
This time of year is traditionally the time we declutter our homes and remove what we don’t need. Sonia Cheng explains why the same principle should apply to data, particularly as the pandemic has led to the accumulation of data from new sources.
Legaltech News 3/29/2021The E-Discovery Challenge We Need to Start Talking About: Remote Source Code Review
This checklist of controls and capabilities can help counsel pinpoint what must be implemented in order to replicate the protection of in-person oversight in a remote review setting.
PharmaTech 3/21/2021Privacy and COVID-19 Clash, Creating Unprecedented Risks for Pharma
To maintain business continuity and employee safety during the pandemic, many companies have begun tracking and maintaining records of employee health information.
DarkReading 3/2/2021How to Fine-Tune Vendor Risk Management in a Virtual World
Without on-site audits, many organizations lack their usual visibility to assess risk factors and validate contracts and SLA with providers.
ITProPortal 3/1/2021Data Trends Predictions for 2021
Emerging data sources, remote work, privacy regulations and governance continue to collide in unexpected ways.
Risk Management 3/1/2021Complying with Multiple Privacy Laws
Worldwide, more than 130 different jurisdictions have introduced data privacy or data protection laws and regulations, a number that has steadily risen since enactment of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2018. Today, most organizations must contend with a variety of these laws, all of which have different sets of requirements and penalties to consider. All signs indicate that these regulations will continue to grow in scope, severity and complexity in the coming years. By extension, managing compliance will be increasingly difficult, especially as most organizations are attempting to do so via different, perhaps even individual programs.
Law.com 2/3/2021Data Privacy Forecast: 2021 On Pace to Be a Milestone Year
As the economy and business operations begin to stabilize in the new year, organizations will take stock of lessons learned and new risks that need to be addressed. In-house legal and information governance teams are likely to be at the forefront of these efforts, with a keen focus on the data privacy, security and compliance gaps that were exposed during the pandemic.
Law.com 2/2/2021A Look Behind, A Look Ahead: Part Two - E-Discovery
Cybersecurity Law & Strategy partnered with our ALM sibling Legaltech News to ask cybersecurity and e-discovery experts what they thought the key trends of 2019 and what they expect to see in 2020. Part Two looks at e-discovery.
Law.com 2/1/2021E-discovery 2020 Year In Review — And A Look Into 2021
The e-discovery issues associated with so many people working from home due to COVID-19, data collection privacy and more market consolidation are just some of the factors that respondents say will factor in to how law firms need to prepare for 2021.
Concurrences 1/23/2021Cartels Workshop - An Advanced Seminar on Substantive and Procedural EU Developments
A summary of the ‘Procedural Issues’ discussion at Concurrences 2nd Cartels Workshop: An Advanced Seminar On Substantive And Procedural EU Developments, by a panel of experts, including FTI Technology’s Ashley Brickles.
The Association for Intelligent Information Management 1/21/2021Four Steps to Support Compliant Data Transfers Without Privacy Shield
The recent Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) Schrems II ruling, which invalidated the longstanding U.S.-EU Privacy Shield framework, has created a wave of uncertainty for the legal industry. Ever since the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor framework was retired in 2015 as a result of Schrems I, lawyers have faced challenges in ensuring the legality of transferring data between the EU and U.S. in multi-national litigation and investigations. For the last five years, Privacy Shield has been central to alleviating that burden. Now, lawyers are left wondering what’s next and whether their current standard contractual clauses (SCCs) for data transfers will remain viable. And if not, what options are left? FTI Consulting's Sonia Cheng discusses.
KMWorld 1/14/2021On your mark, get set, Zoom: Starting off right in collaboration app e-discovery
Zoom, and other video conferencing and collaboration apps, have become ubiquitous in today’s new workplace. A side effect of this is that legal counsel are seeing, first-hand, the information generated in these platforms and its relevancy to their e-discovery matters. But extracting information from applications such as Zoom, and loading it into formats that work within review platforms, can be a difficult and nuanced undertaking.
IT Pro Portal 1/8/2021Five Tips for IT to Strengthen Global Data Privacy Compliance
Here are five key tips for IT teams to better understand the obligations and support their organization in a stronger data privacy compliance position.
Today's General Counsel 11/30/2020Digital Collaboration and Cloud Applications Are Upending E-Discovery
Today’s collaboration data landscape is almost unrecognizable from what it was in the recent past. About 83 percent of enterprise workloads live in the cloud; app usage has grown by 68 percent over the last four years; and a Harvard Business Review study found that 89 percent of enterprises use some form of collaboration platform for internal communications. As tools like Slack, Zoom and Microsoft Teams gain momentum — significantly accelerated this year by work from home — the corporate data landscape will become increasingly dispersed.
Bloomberg Law 11/24/2020Everyone’s a ‘Teams’ Player, But Don’t Drop the Ball on Governance
Communication platforms like Microsoft Teams have quickly become indispensable during the pandemic. FTI Consulting technology specialists Tim Anderson and Chris Zohlen say this rapid adoption has left little room for legal and compliance considerations or governance controls and offer questions counsel should ask to prevent future headaches.
CPO Magazine 11/24/2020Pandemic Driving Expansion of Duties for General Counsels Who Are Commonly Taking on Greater Roles in Cybersecurity, Data Risks
The increased prevalence and impact of cyber threats is forcing general counsels to grow into a strategic leadership role in terms of organizational management of data risks; so says the 2021 edition of the “General Counsel Report” from data management firm Relativity and business advisory firm FTI Consulting.
Today's General Counsel 11/23/2020GCs Taking On New Roles, Says Study
A Joint Study By FTI Technology and Relativity examines how corporate legal departments are responding to the pandemic, to a changing digital landscape, how they are approaching diversity, and increasing the technological competency of lawyers.
Compliance Week 11/20/2020How the Pandemic and Social Justice Matters Have Changed the General Counsel Role
General counsel have taken on significantly more responsibility since the start of the coronavirus pandemic and amid the current climate concerning social justice matters, solidifying their role as a critical business partner, a recent study on corporate legal departments found.
Financier Worldwide 11/16/2020Q&A: Technology and the Future of Dispute Resolution
In this Q&A article Jon Chan, Alex Semertzides and Tom Jackson at FTI Consulting LLP, and Damian Taylor and Robert Worthington at Slaughter and May, discuss technology and the future of dispute resolution.
Governance & Compliance Magazine 11/16/2020The Modern Age
What are the implications for corporate data in M&A in the modern age? Read the thoughts of Sonia Cheng on how organisations can overcome common data challenges and achieve faster, more cost-effective transactions in the latest issue of Governance and Compliance Magazine.
Law.com 11/16/2020COVID-19 Forced GCs to Become Health and Cybersecurity Risk Experts, Survey Says
The pandemic has forced the general counsel role to expand yet again, as in-house leaders consider the health and cybersecurity risks created by having people return to the office or work from home.
Law360 11/16/2020GC Role Evolving As Pandemic, Other Issues Bring Changes
The role of the general counsel continues to change — and in many cases expand — in 2020, as the majority of top corporate lawyers during the pandemic manage employee well-being and worry about privacy and data protection, according to a new study shared with Law360 on Monday.
Law.com 11/16/2020COVID-19 Forced GCs to Become Health and Cybersecurity Risk Experts, Survey Says
The pandemic has forced the general counsel role to expand yet again, as in-house leaders consider the health and cybersecurity risks created by having people return to the office or work from home.
Legaltech News 11/9/2020With the Passage of CPRA, California Privacy Law is Leaps and Bounds Closer to GDPR
Any company currently obligated under CCPA will be affected by the passage of CPRA. And while many of the law’s nuances are yet to be determined, there are a number of substantial changes that organizations need to understand, in order to prepare.
Forbes 11/5/2020Four Types Of Investigations Poised To Make A Comeback Post-Pandemic — And How Companies Can Prepare
Lately, it's seemed like things will never get back to normal. But legal matters will resume in due course. When that happens, the likely uptick in investigations and litigation will be yet another issue to navigate during an already difficult time. Readiness for what's on the horizon and support from trusted experts who can help alleviate the burden will be key in minimizing the lingering effects and risks of the pandemic.
The Lawyer 11/4/2020M&A Due Diligence: Ensuring Data Risk Doesn’t Derail The Deal
As start-ups strategise and develop their post-Covid survival strategy, and large corporations refocus on their highest-performing functions, M&A activity is shifting to centre on strategic divestitures and mergers that will bolster business resilience. With this shift, due diligence over data risk is becoming an increasingly critical element of strategic and informed M&A decision-making and risk mitigation. Read the thoughts of Grainne Bryan and Sonia Cheng in this article published in The Lawyer.
Forbes 11/2/202014 Techniques For Onboarding New Remote Employees
With most businesses having shifted to a partially or fully displaced workforce, employers need to come up with new and improved onboarding techniques to welcome remote workers. While it might seem like a similar process as an in-person orientation, remote onboarding can have its own unique challenges that businesses need to cater to. Overlooking those challenges could lead to loss in productivity or even a complete collapse of the department they’re associated with.
Corporate Counsel Business Journal 10/8/2020As LIBOR Sunsets, Contract Intelligence Takes Center Stage
What happens when “the most important number in finance” is eliminated? With the impending retirement of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR), financial institutions around the world are now faced with that question.
Law.com 9/29/2020Looking to Strengthen Information Governance? A Dozen Insights From Fortune 500 Leaders and Startups
Many are realizing that dealing with the new normal may require an adjustment of priorities or retooling of projects already underway.
Going Digital 9/18/2020Limping to the GDPR finish line
Why many companies still aren't fully compliant
Legaltech News 9/17/2020WeChat E-discovery: Avoiding Pitfalls with a Critical Resource
Challenges with ESI preservation and production are not new, but the scale of the problem posed by WeChat in certain China-related contexts is unique. Despite the potential treasure trove contained on the platform, getting access often ranges from tricky to impossible.
ICQ Magazine 9/15/2020Financial Crime Investigations
The new and emerging financial crime threats across the globe are significant and evolving continuously. The key to investigating such activity, effectively and efficiently, is to deploy advanced technology and data analytics. However, this is not the panacea for success - Such technology needs to be deployed alongside financial crime subject matter experts with deep knowledge of organized crime and terrorist groups, and how they operate.
IAPP 8/27/2020The CCPA and Employee Data: A Compliance Checklist
The wheels are officially in motion for the California Consumer Privacy Act. The initial six-month enforcement delay period has now passed, and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has made clear his intentions to enforce the law to its fullest extent.
FTI Journal 8/11/20205 Steps to Ensure Your Business is Compliant with the Next Set of Data Privacy Laws
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is paving the way for an era of similar laws in states across the country. Rather than trying to adapt incrementally, companies should position themselves now for general compliance.
Corporate Counsel Business Journal 7/28/2020Antitrust Regulation in the Era of Big Data and COVID-19
Andrea Levine, managing director with FTI Consulting, discusses various aspects of antitrust enforcement in 2020, from data collection in a cloud-based world to how companies are coping with the effects of the pandemic.
Law Journal Newsletters 7/7/2020Preparing for the LIBOR Phase Out: Contract Remediation Starts with Contract Intelligence
The London Interbank Offered Rate has long been the global basis for agreements that include a variable interest rate component. However, LIBOR would be replaced by other benchmarks by the end of 2021. Key to assessing risk of exposure, quantifying the financial impact, developing remediation plans and communicating material information to stakeholders will be the identification, analysis and remediation of LIBOR-based contracts.
Corporate Disputes 6/15/2020Beyond the AI Hype: Accelerating Legal and Compliance Matters
In legal and compliance, the hype around AI and machine learning (ML) - including the hot pursuit of court judgements and enlightened regulators that approve the use of AI techniques - have led to a polarised, all-or-nothing view of analytics.
Law.com 5/22/2020ALSPs, Tech Providers Call Their Tools ‘Best in Breed.' It’s Become a Misnomer
“Best in breed” and “best in class” designations may be becoming anachronisms in an era where legal technology is often customized, and the tech products ALSPs have in their toolkit is determined as much by clients as the service providers themselves.
Network Computing 5/21/2020Good Policies Are Not Enough: Reading Between the Lines of the SEC’s Security Guidance
Regulators think information governance is critical. You should, too.
Legaltech News 5/20/2020When Work from Home Becomes the Norm, BYOD Takes On New Complexity and Risk
Shortfalls in strong policy and information governance isn’t exactly a new issue, but the current situation has exacerbated corporate risk exposure significantly. Here’s a list of key areas to consider that may help focus efforts.
Law.com 5/19/2020Market Problems Aside, Companies Are Planning Privacy Spending Spree
A new report from FTI Consulting shows that organizations plan on sinking more money into privacy in an effort to satisfy a growing number of privacy regulations and avoid the public backlash associated with a data breach.
TechTarget 5/19/2020Top 10 Return-to-Office Guidelines HR and Business Leaders Need Now
Companies that are reopening offices will need to plan for an entirely different model than what preceded the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are 10 guidelines that can make it easier.
ISACA Journal 4/30/2020Healthcare Organizations’ Compliance With the CCPA
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is the first piece of legislation in the US to emulate the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and be enacted into law. The CCPA is a milestone in what is likely to become a new era of data privacy expectations and regulations in the United States.
Forbes 4/29/2020How Blockchain Can Solve Today's Medical Supply Chain Flaws And Improve Responses For Future Crises
Right now, the world is reeling from one of the most dangerous and widespread pandemics in modern history. Our health, work and lives have been disrupted in countless ways, and healthcare systems are facing the ultimate test.
ACC Docket 4/24/2020Balancing eDiscovery Between In-house and Outside Resources
Businesses unknowingly waste millions of dollars every year in excess or unnecessary e-discovery costs. This includes time-consuming entanglements like storing countless data collections and legal holds spread across dozens of disparate vendors and locations. Legal issues are further convoluted by having relinquished control of every new e-discovery matter to different outside partners, all using varied approaches and tools. In-house oversight can help contain the costs and risks associated with e-discovery. Often, a standardized internal program that manages and limits the use of outside providers can significantly improve overall defensibility and accountability, and in turn, reduce expenses.
Corporate Disputes Magazine 4/7/2020Powering Legal Strategy, Process and Results: AI's Impact on Litigation
Few technologies have garnered more hype in the legal world than artificial intelligence. A buzzword in every sense, AI has been promised to solve every challenge in legal practice, from contract creation and predicting the duration and outcome of a case, to patent analysis, alternative billing and document review. The lines between AI’s broader potential and actual, practical capabilities, have been blurred time and again.
Corporate Disputes Magazine 4/3/2020The Culture Club: Developing a Privacy Culture Through Effective Training and Awareness
FTI Consulting’s Nina Bryant and Camilla Westlake, alongside BT’s Vivien Lantree discuss the importance of effective training and awareness in developing a privacy culture, including the common challenges of implementing a global privacy programme, the important factors in developing a communications strategy, and how training and awareness can reduce an organisations operational risk.
Corporate Counsel Business Journal 3/23/2020Future Seats at the Table Reserved for Business Savvy GCs with Soft Skills
An inside look at FTI Technology and Ari Kaplan Advisors’ recent survey of chief legal officers about the future of the legal industry.
IAPP 3/18/2020Study Shows Corporate Execs Changing Tune on Privacy
A recent survey from FTI Consulting revealed corporate executives are taking privacy risks more seriously. Of the 500 respondents, 75% say their companies have upgraded their privacy programs in the last year, while 97% will increase privacy spending by an average of 50% over the next year. Respondents also showed some continued compliance issues, with 20% admitting a lack of full compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation and 28% saying they're not fully prepared for the California Consumer Privacy Act.
Global Legal Post 3/18/2020US Companies Lack Resources to Check on Data Privacy Compliance, Survey Finds
A significant proportion of large US companies say they don’t have the resources to ensure they are fully compliant with data privacy regulations, according to a new study by FTI Consulting.
Forbes 3/17/202015 Biz Dev Leaders Share Their Top Risk Management Tips
FTI Consulting's Steve McNew and other senior-level executives from Forbes Business Development Council share firsthand insights.
Law Technology Today 3/10/2020Under California’s New Privacy Law, HIPAA is not a Fail-Safe for Compliance
Focusing on the healthcare industry, organizations are aware of their obligations under HIPAA for electronically protected health information (ePHI). However, state-based data privacy laws bring a new set of obligations to the forefront, some of which will require healthcare organizations to implement fresh policies and procedures that supplement existing HIPAA practices.
Forbes 2/7/2020Dark Matters: How Investigators Uncover Cryptocurrency Fraud And Illicit Funding
While cryptocurrency is likely to remain under the microscope as a boon for criminal activity, robust and committed cryptocurrency tracing operations can actually be used to bring criminal parties to light.
VMblog 1/30/2020Information Governance, E-Discovery and Privacy Experts Predict Changes for the 2020 Data Landscape
Industry executives and experts share their predictions for 2020.
Information Management 1/28/20205 Top Data Management Tips for Legal Hold and Document Retention
Like fixer uppers, enterprise data stores need renovation work too. With the growing surge of risk and concern around new privacy laws, legal, compliance and information governance teams are realizing they may need to remodel their legal holds and data retention programs.
Corporate Disputes Magazine 1/21/2020Standards and Controls: Tailored Information Governance Policies and Procedures
FTI Consulting’s Nina Bryant and Jack Fletcher focus on global organisations and their information governance policies and controls, including how to standardise them across countries, the challenges with doing so, changing culture and behaviours to support the adoption of new policies and how to effectively monitor the compliance of IG policy.
Law.com 1/10/2020Blame Expanding Regulations for Your Expensive E-Discovery Bill
While e-discovery experts see a steady decline in data processing and hosting fees, stiffer regulations and protocol disputes are driving up review costs.
Law.com 1/9/2020Standing Out: E-discovery Veteran Discusses Life After the Big 4
David Meadows, a new senior managing director of FTI Technology, talks about how legal service providers may have a leg up on the Big 4 by collaborating with the law firms and in-house legal teams of the future.
eDisclosure Information Project 1/7/2020FTI Consulting enhances its eDiscovery services with a partnership with Brainspace
FTI Consulting has marked the new year by entering into a partnership with analytics software company Brainspace.
Law.com 1/7/2020Legal Tech's Predictions for Legal Innovation in 2020
From blockchain and cryptocurrency to new skill sets for lawyers, here's what lawyers and technologists see as the future of law—coming in 2020.
Law.com 1/3/2020Legal Tech's Predictions for Cybersecurity in 2020
A new year brings new threats: Here's what cyber lawyers and technologists expect to be the big cybersecurity stories of 2020.
Law.com 1/2/2020Legal Tech's Predictions for Privacy in 2020
It's not just the CCPA. Privacy concerns are poised to play a big part in legal practices in 2020, as regulations and new risks put privacy at the forefront.
Coin Telegraph 12/22/2019Deep Truths of Deepfakes — Tech That Can Fool Anyone
Online videos are exploding as a mainstream source of information. Imagine social media and news outlets frantically and perhaps unknowingly sharing altered clips — of police bodycam video, politicians in unsavory situations or world leaders delivering inflammatory speeches — to create an alternate truth. The possibilities for deepfakes to create malicious propaganda and other forms of fraud are significant.
CMS Wire 12/19/2019Will Blockchain Bloom Into a Full Stack Technology?
The evolution of blockchain over the past year has been breathtaking. Although the technology is now more than ten-years-old, over the past couple of years its has moved out of a narrow use-case in cryptocurrency to a wider enterprise use-case where it is being used to store and protect data. However, there are literally hundreds of public blockchains at the moment and although they can be broken down in four principle types and are built using different components and pieces of code taken from a variety of sources, there are signs that in the future, organizations will be able to buy full stack blockchain products from one of the big vendors like Amazon Web Services, IBM Cloud or, unsurprisingly, Microsoft Azure.
Legaltech News 12/18/20194 Ways to Mitigate Emerging Challenges in Trade Secret Litigation
Trade secret litigation is on the rise. In the last two years, the number of filings have grown more than 30 percent. The stakes in these matters are becoming increasingly high as well—with awards reaching into the hundreds of millions for some civil cases. Investigators are facing new challenges that make the task of gathering evidence and remediating lost IP ever more difficult.
Bloomberg Law 12/17/2019Crypto Advancements Stir Legal Work in Investigations, Asset Tracing
The global growth of cryptocurrency paves the way for a growing legal practice around regulatory and investigations work. FTI Consulting’s Steve McNew has seen the growth first hand and examines the most common types of legal cases, illicit activities, and other issues emerging around cryptocurrency.
International Legal Technology Association 12/5/2019Moving Mountains - Massive Data Remediation Project Provides Playbook for Defensible Disposal
“Save everything” may sometimes sound like a good idea, but a harmless overdependence on cheap data storage can easily grow out of control into an immovable mountain. This is exactly what happened to one global corporation, which after years of archiving all of its data, was stuck with more than a billion records to remediate. [Article on page 45]
Corporate Counsel Business Journal 12/2/2019Integration Considerations for Achieving Strategic Objectives
Rena Verma discusses trends in recent M&A activity and the growing assignment of Chief Transformation Officers to oversee the integration of various functional and operational units, along with the continued development of Integration Management Offices to ensure dayone readiness.
ILTA 11/19/2019Corporate Legal Departments
In the ever-changing world of e-discovery, corporations need to be innovative more than ever before. To keep knowledge current, law departments must understand the landscape of privacy laws, changes in e-discovery law, and emerging technologies. Included are four white papers that will help you navigate these complex topics.
New York Law Journal 11/13/2019Strategic and Practical Information Governance Considerations in M&A
Alongside a rise in deal sizes, the scope and complexity of post M&A activity is also increasing, introducing an entirely new set of considerations for in-house legal departments.
Lawyers Weekly 11/12/2019GCs ‘No Longer the Department of No’
Three experts have provided insight into the changing role of general counsel, including how the function of a legal team has become less about saying “no” and more about becoming an integrated part of each business’ core operations.
Law Journal Newsletters 11/6/2019Legal Tech: Crisis Control: Best Practices for Emergency E-discovery and Incident Response
A set of steps and best practices that legal teams can follow to ensure thorough and efficient handling of e-discovery in crisis situations.
New Jersey Law Journal 11/4/2019Navigating the Changing Seas of E-discovery Ethics: Key Considerations for Counsel
As technology continues to pervade every facet of life and business, the scope of the lawyer’s ethical duty of competency has swelled to encompass technology’s burgeoning role in litigation.
Law.com 10/18/2019Corporate Legal's E-discovery Push is Likely Fueling Market Consolidation
Corporate legal is bringing more of the e-discovery process in-house, a move that could potentially alter the course of both e-discovery tools and the traditional partnership between departments, law firms and providers.
Law.com 10/15/2019General Counsel Embracing Business Role, But Say Most Attorneys Lack Tech Competence
The "General Counsel Report: Corporate Legal Departments in 2020" survey found that most GCs are now expected to be business strategists, but less than half believe most attorneys have adequate technical competence.
Law.com 9/26/2019Tech Industry’s Growing Regulatory Problems May Be E-discovery’s Opportunity
Regulatory interest in the tech industry doesn't appear to be dying down any time soon, but that could potentially be good news for e-discovery experts or providers looking for their next gig.
Corporate Disputes 9/23/2019Building a Global Information Governance and Discovery Programme - Predictive Analytics
FTI Consulting’s Sonia Cheng and Glenn Barden, and Patrick Oot from Shook, Hardy and Bacon, discuss how organisations are adding predictive analytics, machine learning and AI to their traditional information governance and e-discovery programmes, the benefits and potential downsides of doing so and what the future holds.
Block Publisher 9/21/201945 Crypto Miners Consumed Power Equal to 3 Regions – What the Experts Say
Cryptocurrency mining is an energy extensive process, as recently experienced in Kyrgyzstan where only 45 bitcoin miners drew energy more than 3 local regions combined.
Corporate Disputes 9/20/2019How Corporations Can Navigate Data Discovery Challenges Amid Rising Antitrust Enforcement
There is a heightened scrutiny amongst EU competition and antitrust authorities on data issues and disclosure obligations during merger clearance proceedings. Alongside that increase in activity has been an expansion of the breadth and scope of Competition Commission requests for information, with the EC’s intervention rate in merger clearance increasing to 30 percent in the last three years. Corporations engaging in M&A activity must begin to understand this new landscape and prepare their data discovery processes accordingly.
Today's General Counsel 9/17/2019Negotiating Second Request Discovery
Few things can incite more urgency for legal and compliance teams than a Hart Scott Rodino Second Request. Notorious for their tight deadlines and high stakes, second requests require organizations to process, review and produce large quantities of documents in a short time. Failure can result in significant delays to M&A proceedings. Upon receiving the second request, legal teams from both companies will need to quickly figure out what the government wants to review, assess how long it will take to collect it and then try to negotiate a deadline that works within those constraints.
Law.com 9/2/2019Minimizing Privacy Risk With Data Minimization
While the practice of data minimization isn’t exactly new, we’re now seeing it resonate and discussed at the forefront of the legal industry for the first time.
ACC Docket 8/28/2019Parting the Clouds of Digitalization
With today's rapidly changing regulatory, information security, and data privacy landscape at local, national, and global levels, it is imperative that legal departments take a proactive effort in understanding the legal risks of digitalization projects and address them before they create potential problems and additional costs for the enterprise and, ultimately, shareholders.
Above the Law 8/23/2019Finally, A Clear Explanation Of How Blockchain Works In The Legal Space
Some concrete examples to help make sense of it all.
Law Technology Today 8/19/2019When Succession Planning Goes Awry, Cover your Digital Assets
Corporations must steadfastly protect their critical trade secrets to remain competitive. In parallel, they establish sound succession plans for the handing down of proprietary information when trusted company leaders move on from the company, retire or pass away. But when digital goods, including cryptocurrencies and private wallet keys, come into play, asset protection and succession plans don’t always align.
Bloomberg Law 7/24/2019INSIGHT: The Rise in Trade Secret Litigation and New Investigation Trends
The number of case filings involving trade secret theft has risen since the passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act. FTI Consulting’s Daniel Roffman examines five trends and steps counsel should take to optimize recovery and prevent investigative costs from skyrocketing.
Corporate Counsel Business Journal 7/11/2019Blockchain Is Much More Than Cryptocurrency
With blockchain, a company can track a single mango in 2.2 seconds. Steve McNew of FTI Consulting asks clients to consider what transformative changes blockchain can make in their business.
eDisclosure Information Project 7/8/2019Interview: Brian Stuart and Glenn Barden of FTI Consulting on the uses of Relativity Trace
At Relativity Fest in London, Chris Dale spoke to Brian Stuart and Glenn Barden of FTI Consulting about FTI’s use of Relativity Trace on behalf of clients.
Security Magazine 7/8/2019Privacy and Security: Current Challenges and Best Practices
Privacy experts weigh in on what’s new in 2019.
Financier Worldwide 6/26/2019Data Management and Security in a Privacy-Driven World
Issues around data privacy and security have gained importance in recent years, given the emergence of new data protection regulations including the European Union's (EU's) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the New York Department of Financial Services Cybersecurity Regulation, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and the India Data Protection Bill, with more on the horizon.
Corporate Disputes 6/26/2019Privileged and Confidential: Cross-Border Differences in the Protection of Confidential Information
The increased focus on data privacy poses a significant challenge to the bounds of cross-border transfers in US litigation and in other jurisdictions.
Corporate Disputes 6/26/2019Building a Global Information Governance & Discovery Programme - Leadership & Strategy
IG programmes are most successful when firms think holistically about people, policies, processes, culture and technology.
Latin America Advisor 6/19/2019Will a New Law Effectively Protect Brazilians’ Data?
Businesses should not expect leniency from regulators enforcing Brazil’s new data protection law.
CIO Review 6/10/2019Opportunities for New Efficiencies and Revenue Models in Enterprise Blockchain
Blockchain, or distributed ledger technology (DLT) is estimated to create $3.1 trillion of business value by 2030 (Gartner). Enterprise blockchain technology is well on its way into the mainstream to change how database structures are thought of and used. As adoption ramps up, CIOs and IT departments should be thinking about the various use cases and best practices for evaluating, testing and deploying solutions.
Consulting.com 6/6/2019Rena Verma and Colleen Hsia join FTI Consulting's New York office
Management consultancy FTI Consulting has brought in two new senior managing directors to its New York office. Rena Verma joins the information governance, privacy & security (IGP&S) practice in the firm’s technology segment, while Colleen Hsia will serve as Americas head of financial services within the strategic communications segment.
ReadWrite 6/4/2019Alexa, Where’s My Data?
Once data is on a device, it becomes part of a spiderweb of information that is stored in a variety of places, and it is shared among third parties and interacts with data from other sources. What information lives within all that data? Where is it stored? Who has access to it? How is it protected? How is all of this data tested?
Risk Management 6/1/2019The Reality of Trade Secret Protection
Intellectual property-intensive industries comprise more than half of U.S. exports, totaling $840 billion in annual revenues, but many companies struggle to effectively prevent the theft or misappropriation of their trade secrets.
TechZone360 5/20/2019How Blockchain, AI and IoT are Intersecting in the Next Wave of Disruption
Enterprises are just beginning to scratch the surface of how today’s three disruptor heavyweights – AI, Internet of Things and blockchain – will transform their organizations. Current conversations and pilot projects largely center on these technologies individually. But the real disruption is in the intersections between them, and the ways in which they can be used together to bring forth completely new approaches to managing supply chains, data, transactions and more.
Corporate Counsel Business Journal 5/13/2019Leverage a Process-Driven Contract Lifecycle Management Method
Ryan Drimalla, Managing Director at FTI Consulting, discusses the importance of process-driven contract lifecycle management, including how technology can help boost both transparency and efficiency.
Managed Healthcare Executive 5/12/2019How Blockchain Can Transform Preventative Care
The healthcare ecosystem is comprised of some of the most driven, dedicated, and intelligent individuals on the planet. In many ways, providers form a SWAT team of sorts, orchestrating information and input from across various doctors, diagnostic imaging, blood tests, and symptoms to determine a diagnosis and treatment plan for millions of people every day. Still, the strain of demand, and cost, compliance, and other issues continue to challenge the healthcare system.
Legaltech News 5/6/2019Big Data Could Help Broaden India's E-discovery Market
With the amount of data consumption in India expected to double in 2019, could a rise in the amount of cross-border e-discovery related work coming out of the region follow?
Information Week 4/30/2019Practical Enterprise Blockchain: How to Apply and Adopt
To unlock value that early adopters are seeing, CIOs must consider how blockchain can improve processes specific to their organizations.
eDisclosure Information Project 4/29/2019FTI Consulting and the Increasing Cross-Over Between Information Governance, Privacy and Security
As litigation discovery, regulatory requirements, cybersecurity threats and privacy duties become increasingly interlinked, a logical framework embracing all these disciplines is more necessary than ever.
Tech HQ 4/26/2019How to Start Implementing Blockchain for Enterprise
When evaluating whether blockchain makes sense for your organization, there are many considerations – namely the importance of careful, extensive planning and the potential data privacy and regulatory issues that may arise along the integration decision path.
ISSA 4/25/2019Protecting Information Assets against Insider Threats
This article will discuss the landscape of insider threats and steps organizations can take to protect their critical information assets against them. It will cover new data privacy considerations, tactical steps that can be implemented, and how corporate IT and security teams can work across departments to ensure a cohesive, executable program.
Dark Reading 4/3/2019Privacy & Regulatory Considerations in Enterprise Blockchain
People who understand information governance, privacy, and security should be active participants on the distributed ledger technology implementation team to ensure success.
Compliance Week 4/1/2019Anatomy of a Cryptocurrency Pyramid Scheme
Much has been discussed about the business risks posed by cryptocurrency. Now, risk and compliance professionals have a real-life cryptocurrency pyramid scheme with which to cite.
Law Technology Today 3/21/2019Early GDPR Enforcement Signals Complicated Future Landscape
As 2018 ended, enforcement under GDPR was just beginning to ramp up. And as we’ve started 2019, there’s been a substantial fine by the CNIL in France, and court cases in the UK and Ireland. The first enforcement actions—which included fines for companies in and outside of Europe—provided a glimpse into the types of oversight and penalties we’re likely to see from data protection authorities in the coming months and years.
Association for Financial Professionals 3/21/2019The Race is on - Implementing Strategic AI to Comply with the New Lease Accounting Standard
The long-anticipated effective date for updates to lease accounting standards (January 1, 2019 for companies applying IFRS 16 and public companies applying ASC 842) has come and gone. Still, many companies with large volumes of leases are scrambling for solutions to help them identify and analyze lease data quickly and accurately. To address the lease analysis requirements under the new standards, organizations with sizeable lease volumes will likely need to rely on a combination of expertise and software.
Bloomberg Law 3/20/2019INSIGHT: 91 Fines Already Under European Data Privacy Law—What Else to Expect in 2019
2019 will mark the first full year of active enforcement of the European Union’s data protection law, and so far 91 fines have been imposed. FTI Consulting’s Louise Rains Gomez and Deana Uhl give tips on how legal and data privacy teams can strengthen their organization’s practices.
Legaltech News 3/11/2019Challenges and Considerations When Hiring a Data Privacy Officer
Perhaps the most surprising challenge that many companies face with the GDPR is complying with one of its more straightforward requirements: appointing a Data Protection Officer. But evaluating these considerations can help.
eDisclosure Information Project 2/26/2019Interview: Thomas Sely of FTI Consulting on the Growing Need for FTI’s eDiscovery Services in France
Thomas Sely discusses the demand for forensic technology in France, where FTI has been expanding its technology practice. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the uncertainty around Brexit had made it important for FTI to have a team in continental Europe – it set up an office 10 years ago in Paris, and is expanding its investigation and litigation support team.
Legal Business 2/18/2019The Missing Ingredient to Effective Financial Investigations
As the global political and regulatory climate continues to add pressure to multinational corporations, legal and compliance teams – particularly at financial services institutions – need to prepare for an increase in sanctions risks, internal investigations and regulatory inquiries. Data analytics can help offset the burden of this increased activity and enable organisations to proactively detect and flag evidence of possible fraud, money laundering, illegal payments and other wrongdoing.
Security Today 2/6/2019Who Moved my Wallet? Inside the Evolution of Digital Payments
The digital payment industry has grown rapidly in the past five years, solving countless consumer inconveniences, including how to shop without hard cash in hand, and how to transfer money without making a trip to the bank. Like most facets of our day-to-day life, technology has driven significant change in the way we use money.
The Lawyer 2/6/2019GDPR: Making a Virtue Out of a Necessity When Managing Data
A new forward-thinking approach to reduce risk of data breach has changed the way organisations view their processes in a drive to protect reputation.
The Lawyer 2/6/2019Digital Footprints – The Key to Successful Fraud Investigations
A growing reservoir of data can now be used by investigators to uncover wrongdoing at an early stage and trap fraudsters before they do significant damage.
eDisclosure Information Project 2/5/2019Interview: Chris Hatfield of FTI Consulting on Changing Trends in Forensic Data Collections
Christopher Hatfield is an expert in digital forensics, cyber and eDiscovery at FTI Consulting in London. Chris Dale of the eDisclosure Information Project spoke to him recently about changing trends in forensic data collections.
Legaltech News 2/4/2019Could E-discovery Have Kept Michelle Obama Practicing Law?
Today’s e-discovery technology automating document review may have kept Michelle Obama interested in pursuing a legal career. But its disruption isn’t all upside.
Legal IT Professionals 1/30/2019FTI Consulting Expands E-discovery Managed Services Offering to the Relativity Platform
FTI Consulting, Inc. announced the Company’s Technology segment has expanded its e-discovery managed services offering to include the Relativity platform, enabling corporations and law firms to extend their e-discovery software and teams in a seamless and cost-effective manner.
ARMA 1/22/2019Stuck in Rewind? Dynamic E-discovery for Cloud Data
An array of new cloud-based digital sources has emerged across the corporate landscape: chat tools, collaboration platforms, cloud productivity suites, and more. Programs like Slack, Microsoft 365, and Salesforce bring many new and exotic challenges to corporations trying to organize, control, and produce data from these programs, and e-discovery can be particularly daunting when wrestling with the unique characteristics of this data.
eWeek 1/14/2019Predictions 2019: What's in Store for Enterprise Information Practices
Major data breaches made headlines, advanced data analytics gained wider adoption, new applications for AI emerged and blockchain continued to disrupt. More of the same - only with increased data stores - is expected in 2019.
Corporate Counsel Business Journal 1/10/2019Managing Data-Privacy Risk And Compliance in a Hyperconnected World
Andrew Shaxted discusses what companies can do to manage data-privacy risk and compliance, both from a business standpoint and a technical one.
The Lawyer 12/21/2018The Four Key Takeaways from this Year’s Managing Risk and Litigation Conference
These are the main messages that came out of The Lawyer’s 2018 Managing Risk and Litigation conference (MRL) last month.
Legal Business 11/6/2018Cross-Border E-discovery in an Age of Change
Technology in the legal industry has advanced to such a degree that the global e-discovery landscape today would be unrecognisable to a lawyer from five years ago. In this article Brian Stuart details the challenges facing legal teams and how they can be overcome.
Law Journal Newsletters 11/2/2018Understanding the Intersection Between GDPR and Cybersecurity
It’s been about half a year since Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was activated, and corporate legal, privacy and compliance teams are beginning to adjust to the new lay of the land. We’ve seen early examples of enforcement activity, and those are helping organizations better understand the long-term landscape for compliance.
Legal Management - The Magazine of ALA 10/29/2018AI Shaping the Way Law Firms Function
Artificial intelligence, or AI, has definitely become a media buzzword. But businesses truly are utilizing AI to perform tasks more quickly and gain deeper insight into their customers and clients. It is cheaper and smarter than manual human input for some tasks and can result in better bottom lines for organizations.
Bloomberg Law: Big Law Business 9/28/2018Blockchain: Five Questions Counsel Need to Ask
Beyond the cryptocurrency craze, which has to some extent created negative overtones around blockchain, the technology is proving to be one of the most significant and disruptive innovations of the digital age.
Law Technology Today 9/12/2018Visualizing the Future of Legal Technology
Visual analytics are flipping linear review on its head, and have emerged as one of the most promising innovations shaping the future of legal technology.
Bloomberg Law 9/4/2018Boundaries Between IT and Security Functions – and How IG Teams Can Work with Each
One of the most difficult challenges in any business setting is managing change and its effects on corporate culture and the boundaries of various roles and responsibilities. Many people are inherently resistant to or fearful of change and prefer to retain as much control as possible over shifting policies. In information governance (IG), one area where this challenge often arises is in the blurring of lines between the functions of the CIO/IT department, the CISO/information security team, and the in-house legal team.
Texas Lawyer 8/30/2018Managing Cross-Border Data Protection Amid an Evolving Privacy Landscape
Lawmakers around the world are working to catch up to the vast expanse of digital data and how to govern and limit its commercial use with regard to consumer privacy.
Hindustan Times 8/28/2018UPI 2.0: Should you give it a try?
If UPI 1.0 was for financial inclusion or digital payments, UPI 2.0 is for the mainstream, advanced or business users.
Relativity 8/17/2018Going Cloud: How to Tackle 5 Hurdles to Transforming Your Business
In this webinar leaders in the e-discovery space share how they instilled confidence in others that SaaS will help them achieve their business goals—and lessons they learned the hard way.
Live Mint 8/14/2018Are Fintech Firms and Consumers Ready for Data Protection Regime?
In the wake of the new data protection regime, as proposed by the B.N. Srikrishna committee, we spoke to experts and fintech companies to understand how it can impact these companies and consumers
Live Mint 7/31/2018Getting Serious About Data Protection, But it’s Still a Long Way to Go
In a nutshell, this is one of the most stringent data protection bills ever drafted in India.
Corporate Counsel Business Journal 7/30/2018Litigation in the Digital Health Revolution
Every few years, technology brings new challenges and uncharted territory to the legal landscape, and technology is always moving faster than the field’s ability to adapt. Over the next five years, we’ll see a shift in how health data applies to litigation, and attorneys will gain more understanding of how to leverage it for evidence; much in the same way legal professionals have faced and are still learning to navigate the challenges with e-discovery and data collection for electronic documents, mobile devices, social media accounts and new data types.
Corporate Counsel 7/25/2018Data Governance for Legal Ops: Adding Value Through Contract Intelligence and IG
Legal departments are beginning to address the growing pressure to measure and boost value in numerous strategic and innovative ways.
Law Journal Newsletters 7/2/2018In-House Counsel’s Growing Role in Data Protection and Security Risk Management
With reports of major breaches surfacing with alarming frequency, boards and C-Level management are now looking to counsel to implement programs that help the corporation prepare for, quickly recover and reduce fallout from, inevitable cyber incidents. In-house counsel is facing growing responsibility to minimize damage to the corporate reputation, loss of key data, and legal and regulatory penalties. And many worry their organization is stuck in a game of catch-up.
Information Management 5/18/201810 Ways Organizations Can Succeed With Data Remediation
Taking control of enterprise information through a data remediation program can dramatically reduce enterprise risk and costs.
eWeek 5/7/2018As GDPR Looms, Enterprises Must Lock Down Security, Data Privacy
With the General Data Protection Regulation ready to go into effect, enterprises share insight into avoiding common pitfalls when implementing programs that better protect their organization from risk.
ISACA Journal 5/3/2018Building Bridges With the Board—Innovation in Information Governance
IT professionals and enterprise board members live in two very different worlds. Boards worry about strategic concerns such as revenue, share price and brand reputation, whereas IT staff are paid to deal with operational challenges such as those stemming from big data, cyberthreat actors and cloud usage. Bridging the gap between these strategic priorities and day-to-day concerns to initiate an organization’s technological transformation can seem insurmountable.
Relativity 4/24/2018Going Cloud: Time to Take that Leap?
In 2018, you would be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t know about the cloud. Sixty-two percent of companies said they will run 100 percent of their information technology in the cloud by 2020. Despite the legal profession being a bit slower to adopt technological innovation, many leaders in the space are seeing significant growth in interest in cloud-based services.
Legaltech News 4/23/2018Contracts Are More Than a Document: Finding the Value in Your Data
A 2018 CLOC panel explored how to use data like contracts and intellectual property to drive company value outside of common legal work.
Legaltech News 4/10/2018The Essential Ingredients to Rolling Out a Global E-discovery Playbook
You need experienced people, advanced technology and targeted processes—and there isn’t one that’s more important than the others.
Texas Lawyer 3/27/2018A Look at the Data Issues Energy Industry Counsel Face this Year
Counsel at oil and gas companies are often sitting on large volumes of information, which can be problematic for many reasons. Data hoarding presents challenges across data protection initiatives, electronic discovery activities for litigation and investigations, and importantly, compliance with Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other global data privacy legislation.
LJA Magazine 3/19/2018Interview of Stéphanie Lhomme and Thomas Sely in the LJA magazine [French]
Stéphanie Lhomme and Thomas Sely have been given the opportunity by the LJA magazine (French Business Lawyers Letter) to discuss FTI Consulting’s different areas of expertise and underline the positioning of both the Forensic Technology as well as the Forensic & Litigation Consulting practices.
CMS Wire 3/16/2018GDPR Compliance Requires Looking at the Big Customer Data Picture
Independent of GDPR, many large organizations have implemented master data management or other multi-year data governance programs to obtain a single, cohesive view of their clients and the data they store on their behalf. These efforts are often part of know your customer (KYC) initiatives in industries that must protect against fraud and money laundering. But this can be very difficult to achieve in practice and requires much more than implementing a system.
Bloomberg Law 3/1/2018Mobile Device Forensics: Discoverability Across Physical and iCloud Collections
As workforces grow increasingly remote, spread across borders in hundreds of locations, corporations are seeking ways to simplify how they collect user data for electronic discovery needs.
Legaltech News 2/26/2018Thanks to the IoT, This Isn’t 2006’s E-discovery
FTI’s Jake Frazier and Relativity’s David Horrigan break down why internet of things discovery is different, preservation issues and more ahead of a Legalweek panel.
Bloomberg Law 2/23/2018Data Issues Keeping Counsel Up at Night (and Concerns for 2018)
Steps to enabling a healthier organization and easing the burden of concerns around data privacy, migrations, storage and preservation.
Corporate Counsel 2/22/2018GDPR Still a Top Concern, but Some Global Legal Departments Play the Waiting Game
The GDPR has caused no shortage of uncertainty, and some legal departments are playing it out by waiting it out, according to a new survey.
The Legal Intelligencer 2/20/2018Privacy by Deletion: Five Steps to Reducing Data Risk
When it comes to data retention practices, most companies are stuck in limbo, balancing competing needs between providing easy access to data for business and regulatory purposes and safeguarding data against leakage and breaches.
La lettre des juristes d'affaires 2/19/2018FTI Consulting strengthens its Investigations and Forensic Technology team with Nicolas Delestre [French]
The demand for our anti-trust investigation services continues to grow; whether its compliance audits, merger control or dawn raids. To support this we have grown our Intelligence and Forensic Technology team with the addition of Nicolas Delestre as a Forensic Technology Director in Paris alongside Thomas Sely and Stéphanie Lhomme.
The Lawyer 2/5/2018Perfect Storm: Navigating The Compliance Landscape in 2018
The first half of this year will see a wave of new regulations, prompting companies to rethink their data strategies
The Global Legal Post 1/31/2018Hogan Lovells joins forces with FTI Consulting on data governance
International law firm Hogan Lovells and global business advisory firm FTI Consulting have teamed up to launch a combined offering for contract intelligence and other data governance solutions.
Legaltech News 1/18/2018Thanks to the IoT, This Isn’t 2006’s E-discovery
FTI’s Jake Frazier and Relativity’s David Horrigan break down why internet of things discovery is different, preservation issues and more ahead of a Legalweek panel.
Corporate Counsel Business Journal 1/11/2018Managing the Triangle Globally
Don’t focus on just the technology at the expense of people and processes.
Compliance Week 1/9/2018Responding to "Right of Access" Requests Under GDPR
Much of the concern around the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation has focused on the potentially astronomical fines—up to 4% of global turnover—a company could suffer for failing to meet the GDPR’s stringent data privacy requirements. Of course, the key to avoiding those fines is preventing a GDPR violation in the first place.
Computer Business Review 1/5/2018Incident Response for Hidden Cobra and State-Sponsored Threats
The Internet truly has no borders, and threats from the other side of the globe can quickly impact U.S. interests. Historically, cybersecurity operations have relied on a reactive approach – implementing intrusion detection systems, network rules and alerts, and reacting to red flags or incidents. In today’s landscape, those steps are still important, but a much more proactive and strategic stance is necessary to keep pace with the rapidly advancing abilities of state-sponsored threat actors like North Korea.
Legaltech News 12/1/2017Energy Sector Vet Says Strong Info Management Means Better Security and Compliance
In the energy sector, data breaches can be tremendously consequential. Breaches abound with the potential for physical disaster as well as inadvertently revealing lucrative information, so there’s little room for cybersecurity follies.
Law Technology Today 11/30/2017How to Protect Corporate Data from Loss or Theft by Employees
Keeping corporate data safe is an increasingly difficult task; one of the biggest risks that a company faces comes from within: its own employees.
Law Journal Newsletters 11/29/2017Five Smart Steps to Prepare for GDPR Data Subject Rights
Many corporations around the globe are preparing for May 2018, when Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enforcement kicks in. The regulation encompasses a wide range of nuanced privacy requirements that can be challenging to operationalize. In particular, requirements around the rights of European data subjects — which include the right to be forgotten and rights to access, rectification and objection to processing — will be some of the most difficult to address.
CFO 11/27/2017Do You Know Where Your Leases Are?
Complying with the new lease accounting standard will require collecting data from lease contracts across numerous locations and geographies.
Yahoo 11/24/2017Cyberwar is our era's Cuban missile crisis. We need to de-escalate, now.
Earlier this year, America’s most famous investor, Warren Buffett, characterized cyberattacks as a bigger threat to humanity than nuclear weapons, calling them “the No. 1 problem with mankind.”
Cyber Defense Magazine 11/10/2017Cyber Resilience in 2018: What to Watch
With the rising number of cyber attacks taking place, malicious actors are gaining rapid momentum and becoming increasingly sophisticated. In 2018, cybersecurity professionals can surely expect to see more of the same from this past year, along with a handful of new challenges. In this November 2017 edition of Cyber Defense Magazine, Anthony J. Ferrante, Head of FTI Consulting’s Cybersecurity practice highlights emerging threats and how organizations should look closely at the top trends expected to hit the cybersecurity landscape in 2018.
Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 11/1/2017Redefining the Client-Centric Approach
Daryl Teshima and Wendy King, a senior managing director and managing director at FTI Consulting, Inc., pride themselves on their ability to listen. It’s one of the ways their company distinguishes itself, they say. FTI focuses on finding the right solution for each client, not fitting the client’s needs into the available solution they happen to have on hand.
New York Law Journal 10/30/2017Vulnerability Management: A Holistic View
Our ability to protect our networks requires a complete understanding of the vulnerability ecosystem.
Risk Management Magazine 10/3/2017Enhancing Cybersecurity with Big Data Analytics
Security information and event management systems have long been the foundation for many organizations’ information security programs. While they remain an essential part of ensuring and maintaining strong cybersecurity, they need improvement to meet the demands of today’s rapidly evolving threat landscape.
Power Magazine 10/1/2017Why CrashOverride Is a Red Flag for U.S. Power Companies
Organizations across every industry today face a wide range of cyber threats and serious security challenges from various vectors. A top concern among these is the persistence cybersecurity experts are seeing among advanced threat actors—either cyber criminals or nation state hackers—looking to conduct demonstrable harm to the national security interests, foreign relations, or economic posture of the U.S., or to the public confidence, civil liberties, or public health and safety of the American people. Previous attacks have shown that these people are motivated, highly capable, and constantly improving. The damages they leave in their wake are substantial.
ACC Docket 9/27/2017Balancing Global Conflict Between Privacy and Preservation Starts with Information Governance
Once a data management program is off the ground, with privacy and preservation teams working collaboratively, it must be well maintained. A sound IG program is only as strong as its enforcement. Ensuring compliance with retention and disposal policies is in and of itself an intensive process, but there are a handful of practices that will help legal teams build long-term success into their overall IG programs.
ISACA Journal 9/8/2017Instilling a Culture of Security Starts With Information Governance
Maintaining change and enforcing adoption of new processes is critical to shaping a culture of security that grows and strengthens over time.
ISSA 8/15/2017Battening Down for the Rising Tide of IoT Risks
How the Internet of things has evolved over the last two decades and the security risks that have emerged as a result.
Law Journal Newsletters 7/6/2017Five Ways Legal and Compliance Teams Can Benefit from Microsoft 365 Migration
Legal and compliance groups have a lot to gain from features within Microsoft 365, and equal or greater risk if the process is not conducted in the context of strong legal and regulatory guidelines.
Legaltech News 7/5/2017Then There Were Many: FTI Enters Contract Intelligence Services Market
With its newly launched Contract Intelligence Services, FTI Technology looks to leverage its reputation and relationships to compete with a growing number of contract vendors.
Security Info Watch 6/15/2017In-House Advice for Tackling Data Security Risks
Security and risk executives are beginning to consider how to create an information governance framework that protects data while staying adaptive to the rapidly evolving business landscape.
Corporate Counsel 6/14/2017Using Information Governance Strategies to Prepare for the GDPR
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect in roughly one year, yet many multi-national companies are still behind in preparing for compliance.
Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 5/18/2017Ready for an Upgrade? What you need to know about Microsoft 365
Understanding the information governance and e-discovery options available in Microsoft 365.
KMWorld 4/29/2017Records Management - Overcoming barriers to gain rewards
Records management has been compared to taking out the trash—no one likes to do it, but if you don’t, the house will start to smell. “Keeping information that you don’t need is a risk from a compliance and security viewpoint,” says Firas Raouf, CEO of Everteam.
Law Journal Newsletters 4/5/2017Making Sense of New Data Types in the App Age
While the threat of "big data" — massive amounts of data inside an organization — has cast a shadow over IT and legal departments for several years, the real challenge can oftentimes be the variety. It's why we believe the real challenge is less about "big data" and more about "new data types" — that quickly defeat traditional collection and review tools and strategies.
Australasian Lawyer 3/24/2017What’s the future of predictive coding in Australia?
While adoption in Australia is quickly evolving, the industry continues to question and debate the extent to which predictive coding results can be defended and whether it is truly a reliable method for more effectively leveraging the effort of human reviewers in e-discovery.
Raconteur 3/23/2017Mitigate risk by simplifying contract management
Organisations can expose themselves to massive risks, costing millions of pounds, if they don’t fully grasp the contracts they’ve inherited in an acquisition or properly manage the auto-renewals of their business contracts
Agenda 3/23/2017Tech That Defends Directors
Whether seriously or in jest, we’ve all heard, “There’s probably an app for that.” Well, technology experts say board members should know about — and encourage senior managers to deploy — new apps and computer programs that could help fend off lawsuits that charge directors with negligence or poor oversight.
Agenda 3/23/2017An E-discovery Expert Gives Tips to Directors
Jake Frazier speaks to Agenda about the board's role in mitigating lawsuits involving electronic records.
Bloomberg Law 3/16/2017Counsel and the Cloud: A Lawyer’s Role in Microsoft 365 Migration
A guide to addressing data security risks and legal requirements during a migration to Microsoft 365.
Information Week 3/15/2017Best Practices in Information Governance Enforcement
Technology is a necessary piece in an information governance program, but you also need to employ best practices that will help with enforcement.
Ethical Boardroom 3/13/2017How the general counsel can shape information governance
Information governance is often thought about in the context of IT efficiency, data security and regulatory compliance. While it is true that these are the most critical drivers for executing data governance programmes, there is an equally important factor that deeply resonates with a corporation’s board and C-suite: reputational risk.
eWeek 3/8/2017How to Deal With Legal, Compliance Issues in Microsoft 365 Migrations
According to Microsoft, 80 percent of Fortune 500 companies are using or plan to use Microsoft 365 software and services. The migration challenges these companies are facing include safely migrating data from legacy archives to Microsoft 365, while active cases are underway; remediating redundant, obsolete or trivial (ROT) information to reduce costs and data breach risks; updating legal hold policies to ensure they are maintained; and adhering to data privacy regulations.
Corporate Counsel 3/6/2017Achieving Information Governance Enforcement: Ensure Policies Aren’t Left to Collect Dust
A lot of organizations have created general information management policies, which are typically owned by the records or knowledge management teams. These policies include a retention and deletion schedule that in theory should be defensible, and address legal hold and compliance needs. But in practice, these policies typically cannot be executed upon or maintained.
Corporate Counsel 3/3/2017Achieving Information Governance Enforcement: Engagement, Enablement and the Change Journey
After years of wading through increasing data challenges and the unpredictable evolution of cyber security threats, corporations are increasingly considering the importance of information governance.
Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 3/3/2017A Tactical Take on IG
Hands-on information governance solutions provide quick wins and a strategic road map.
Digital Forensics Magazine 3/1/2017Network Permissions
Jim Scarazzo helps us to understand the steps to collect and evaluate folder access data to streamline complex E-Discovery efforts.
CFO 2/21/2017Like Herding Cats: Corralling Data During a Restructuring
Information governance isn't top of mind during most restructuring planning, but ignoring it can have devastating financial consequences.
ILTA Peer to Peer 1/16/2017Skills You Need To Climb the Mountain of Data Challenges
Sound information governance (IG) procedures are critical to broader legal, compliance and IT strategies. IG helps maintain compliance, reduce e-discovery costs, streamline large data volumes and bolster cybersecurity. Strategic and documented IG can also be helpful in defending data retention practices against motions for sanctions during litigation.
Computer Business Review 1/11/2017Information Governance Considerations with Microsoft 365
Sonia Cheng discusses important considerations corporate IT, legal and compliance teams need to address before the move to the cloud occurs.
ACC Docket 11/7/2016How to Safeguard the Crown Jewels in the Age of Information Security Threats
Not all enterprise data is created equal, nor should it all have the same protections. Well-publicized data breaches, from customer credit card information to employee health records, highlight the increasing need for companies to better secure sensitive data. However, many organizations lack executive support for information governance, and others feel hampered due to their legal or regulatory profile.
Law Journal Newsletters 10/17/2016Data Breach Prevention and Information Governance Go Hand-In-Hand
Information governance has a wide range of varying definitions, depending on whom you ask. Some consider it to be an amorphous collection of policies that are difficult to translate into the real world. Others view it as a holistic strategy document, or a series of discrete, tactical projects that implement best practices in data security or storage optimization.
Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 10/10/2016Facts First, Facts Fast, Facts Found
Find Facts Fast is both the name and the mission of FTI Consulting’s innovative approach to document analysis. David Grant explains how it deploys researchers to unearth the most crucial materials from the outset, essentially flipping the process upside down to provide counsel with the vital information before a full-bore review has even begun.
The National Law Journal 7/4/2016In FCPA Investigations, Cooperation is Complex
Self-reporting has benefits, like control over the process, but it can be disruptive and revealing.
Law.com 5/31/2016Preparing For the Breach: A Look Into Essential Cyber IG Practices
It’s a situation every attorney dreads: You are sitting at your computer on what seems like a normal day, when suddenly the screen goes blank, replaced by a notice that your files are being held ransom or your most valuable data has been stolen out of your system. In the immediate aftershock, myriad questions can run through your mind. But none is perhaps more important, more pressing, than—what’s next? The answer, explains Jake Frazier, senior managing director at FTI Consulting, depends largely on what has come before.
Asian Legal Business 3/1/2016The Cyber Threat
Governments and companies alike are facing a thrilling yet increasingly daunting cyber world today. Particularly in Asia, businesses are struggling to keep up with the fast-evolving threat of cybercrime.
Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 1/30/2016Seeing Is Believing – and Understanding: FTI’s new Radiance platform visualizes your entire information ecosystem
Legaltech News 1/29/2016The Pre-LTNY Innovation Roundup: Legal Tech Company News to Know (Part 1)
Eight companies attending Legaltech New York preview their latest new releases, upgrades, coming attractions and more.
Legal IT Professionals 1/28/2016FTI Technology Launches Radiance Software Platform
Compliance Week 1/26/2016FTI Technology Launches Analytics Software Platform
New Jersey Law Journal 1/4/2016Building a Proportionality Defense Under the New Federal Rules
The latest round of amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) went into effect in December 2015. The explicit addition of proportionality – the determination of how the cost and burden of collecting evidence for the case weighs against the matter’s overall value – to Rule 26(b)(1), which governs the scope of electronic discovery, is likely to arm defendants with stronger arguments against collecting certain electronic data for a matter. Here are some of the strategies our clients are implementing to help argue for proportionality in civil litigation.
Legaltech News 10/20/2015Gartner Ranks E-discovery Vendors in Three Separate E-discovery Use Cases
The “Critical Capabilities for E-Discovery Software” study scored 20 vendors in six different capabilities.
Corporate Counsel 9/29/2015When The Walls Have Ears: 3 Ways To Leverage Recorded Audio Evidence
Like everything else in e-discovery, recorded audio evidence should be approached holistically, and in carefully planned stages. By first focusing on addressing reactive issues and ensuring that the expectations of regulators are met, and then moving toward attainable, proactive information governance initiatives, corporations will be more successful in driving meaningful change.
New Jersey Law Journal 9/16/2015Building Blocks for Efficiently Handling Structured Data in E-discovery
When tackled strategically and with the right approach, leveraging structured data can increase e-discovery efficiency and provide valuable information about document sets that might otherwise be invisible or lost.
Inside Counsel 8/7/2015Four Steps to Shed Light on the Information Governance Black Hole, Part 1
Can legal teams leverage existing and emerging information governance projects for their own e-discovery needs?
Inside Counsel 8/1/2015The Text Mess Age
Employees who use text messages for business purposes create headaches for inside counsel.
Bloomberg BNA 6/25/2015Text Message Insight - Bloomberg BNA
The authors explain why companies and their counsel must understand the unique challenges that the preservation and discovery of text messages pose compared to more traditional data sources, such as e-mail.
Compliance Week 5/19/2015Hurry-Up Offense on Employee Surveillance
Employee surveillance is one of the most sensitive—and yet, rapidly evolving—areas of compliance for financial services firms today. Initially a response to regulatory pressure, surveillance obligations are now becoming an integral part of a robust internal control system.
451 Research 3/26/2015FTI goes granular for information governance, takes Ringtail e-discovery to IBM
Analyst firm 451 Research publishes a report on FTI Technology’s momentum within the e-discovery industry and recent launch of Information Governance services.
MarketWatch 3/9/2015Don’t send another email until you read this
MarketWatch outlines the growth of the e-discovery industry and leading software and services firms, including FTI Technology.
Information Management 3/4/2015Forensic Files: Lessons from Real Cases
Complex investigations that gather data from personal devices and social media accounts can be “hit or miss.” Here are the ins and outs of real BYOD and social media investigations.
KM World 2/4/2015Visualization: The New E-discovery Paradigm
Our brain better understands data quickly when it is presented in a visual form, rather than list view. You can spot trends and inconsistencies much faster and reduce the overall cost of a very expensive endeavor.
Corporate Counsel 2/3/20153 Steps for Eliminating E-discovery Redundancy
While data re-use is a very effective solution to some of today’s most cumbersome e-discovery challenges, it isn’t as simple as it may seem. Download this article to find out more about the best practices for effectively re-using attorney work product across multiple matters.
Law 360 1/12/2015Compliance Trumps Litigation In Asia E-discovery
FTI Technology e-discovery expert, Veeral Gosalia, shares study results on emerging trends in Asia.
Law Technology News 1/6/2015FTI Technology Unveils Info Gov Services
FTI provides new services for information governance lead by industry veteran Jake Frazier.
The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 1/6/2015Information Governance: A “Must Have” Tool
The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel interviews Jake Frazier, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting.
Fierce Content Management 12/24/2014Information governance, snowflakes and data overload
Resolving runaway data growth
Law Technology News 11/21/2014Cost-Saving E-discovery Tips From Fortune 1000 Companies
Study finds large corporations are directly engaging e-discovery tasks and applying data analytics to save costs.
Corporate Counsel 11/21/2014E-discovery Managers Make Their Wish Lists
Insights provided by 25 e-discovery managers from Fortune 1000 corporations.
The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 11/1/2014Strengthening the Corporate-Law Firm-Service Provider Dynamic for E-discovery
Strong working relationships between companies, law firms and service providers are essential to the success of e-discovery projects. Metropolitan Corporate Counsel interviews FTI Technology’s Jessica Block on best practices for improving working relationships and collaboration across these key stakeholders.
Today's General Counsel 9/30/2014The Challenge Of E-discovery In Asia
A study of trends and challenges tied to e-discovery in Asia, based on a survey of experts from corporations and law firms conducted by FTI Consulting and Asian Legal Business Magazine.
The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 9/10/2014Quality Managed Reviews: The Secret Of Success
A managed review offering delivers more than just contract attorneys. Kathryn McCarthy and Sophie Ross, Senior Managing Directors in FTI Consulting’s Technology practice spoke with Metropolitan Corporate Counsel on the merits of managed review and shared their insights.
The National Law Journal 9/1/2014Tools Let Attorneys Follow the Breadcrumbs
In this special report on predictive coding, The National Law Journal explores how analytics applications can help litigators identify surface patterns that point to the key evidence.
The National Law Journal 9/1/2014Tech is Litigants' Boon, Not Profession's Doom
David Horrigan of The National Law Journal explores why assisted review is merely one way for attorneys to find their way through mountains of evidence.
Law Technology News 8/26/2014ILTA Exhibits Got Rhythm in Nashville
New product and services debuted at ILTA conference include Cicayda's Reprise and Intapp's Flow.
Peer to Peer Magazine 7/30/2014How to handle the big data problem like Abraham Lincoln
Why infographics and the need to present and interpret data visually are not new concepts.
Law Technology News 7/28/2014Webinar Examines E-discovery and Preservation Costs
Exterro hosted a webcast that examined e-discovery and better-safe-than-sorry preservation costs.
Inside Counsel 7/28/2014Using smart phone location services to help solve investigations
Inside Counsel explains why mobile devices are an integral part of any legal team’s strategy for e-discovery and forensic investigations.
Law Technology News 7/21/2014Learning Software Is Like Making Pancakes
Law Technology News Vendor Voice: JR Jenkins of FTI Technology discusses why the process of learning software may be difficult at first, but quickly becomes a habit.
The eDisclosure Information Project 7/17/2014FTI Consulting on cross-border eDiscovery around the world
Chris Dale explores cross-border discovery and why it has now become a dominant subject.
CMS Wire 6/25/2014E-discovery Moves In-House, Market Leaders Expand
This article discusses the findings of this year’s Magic Quadrant for E-Discovery, one of the largest that Gartner publishes. There are 22 vendors in it this year, including nine in the Leaders Quadrant.
Inside Counsel 6/13/2014Juice jacking: Did that ‘free’ charging station just steal your data?
Inside Counsel explores the most effective practices to begin implementing to stay ahead of 'juice jacking' and lay the foundation for solid mobile security.
Inside Counsel 5/30/2014Understanding remote collections for e-discovery: Benefits, pitfalls and use cases (Part 2)
This Inside Counsel opinion article examines why remote collections can be less time consuming and less intrusive than on-site collections.
Law 360 5/29/2014Advice From Counsel: The Emerging E-discovery Playbook
Law 360 summarizes the results from the fifth annual Advice from Counsel study published by FTI Consulting.
Inside Counsel 5/16/2014Understanding remote collections for e-discovery: Benefits, pitfalls and use cases
This Inside Counsel opinion article examines that while cost is a key factor for the increase in remote collection deployments, there are a number of other advantages to remote collection.
San Francisco Business Times 5/2/2014The Most Influential Women in the Bay Area in 2014
Sophie Ross, senior managing director for FTI Consulting’s Technology Practice has been named as one of the Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business.
Raconteur 4/24/2014No More Paper Trails to Trial...
Disclosure of electronically stored information can be a time-consuming and costly exercise unless technology is on your side, writes Charles Orton-Jones.
Inside Counsel 4/23/2014Mitigate risk by deploying social media policies
This article discusses how if you are protected by a social media policy, employees can have fun without running the risk of driving off a cliff.
Inside Counsel 4/18/2014Big email: How to effectively find the needle in the haystack (Part 1)
This article discusses why Big Data is top of mind for all key stakeholders within large enterprises and why data mining is a current hot topic.
The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 4/16/2014Editor’s Review – FTI Presents: The Emerging E-discovery Playbook
Learn how the 5th Annual Advice from Counsel survey uncovers “The Emerging E-Discovery Playbook,” by distilling Fortune 1000 counsel answers to the age old question, what’s changed in the last five years and what lies ahead?
Today's General Counsel 4/7/2014Understanding the E-discovery Implications of Employee Status Changes
This article discusses recent case studies of matters involving the management of employee data and practical advice on how to implement and maintain best practices for this specialized area of information governance.
The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 3/3/2014Issues In Global Discovery In The Wake Of Heightened Privacy Concerns
The Editor interviews Craig Earnshaw, Senior Managing Director in the Technology practice, FTI Consulting about multinational e-discovery.
Law Journal Newsletters 3/1/2014Statistical Sampling: Saves Time and Money and Enables Proportionality
This article published by Law Journal Newsletters explores sampling as an important e-discovery tactic that addresses key issues with proportionality, defensibility and predictive coding.
Law Technology News 2/4/2014From Sanctions to Safe Harbors: Global E-discovery Gets Complex
Laws and regulations differ greatly between the U.S. and Europe and Asia. In the post-Snowden era, cross-border e-discovery and compliance won't get easier.
Law Technology News 1/16/2014Vendor Voice: BYOD Is the No. 1 E-discovery Challenge for 2014
In a survey of inside counsel at Fortune 1,000 companies, FTI Consulting found that the number one e-discovery challenge listed for the coming years is "bring your own device" to work.
Network Computing 12/23/2013How E-discovery Tools Can Help With Information Governance
With e-discovery now a part of the vast majority of litigation and investigations, information governance policies or lack thereof can severely impact the outcome of a matter as it relates to electronically stored information.
The National Law Journal 11/18/2013Lawyers Beware of China’s Thorny Privacy Laws
U.S. attorneys can get tripped up by unfamiliar regulation, which, if violated, can mean stiff penalties.
Financial Executives International 11/13/2013FCPA and UK Bribery Act Investigations in the Spotlight
Get an in depth look into why multinational companies are seeing an increase in data volumes as well as a vast globalization of company data.
SearchCompliance 11/5/2013ARMA 2013: Cloud, mobile-related e-discovery complications
In this SearchCompliance Q&A from the ARMA International Conference and Expo in Las Vegas in October, conference speaker Veeral Gosalia discussed the changing state of e-discovery in the face of mobile devices and cloud computing.
eWeek 10/31/2013E-discovery: Keeping Your Company Ready to Respond to Legal Action
Review the ten key components of e-discovery "fitness" that have emerged this year as leading indicators of an organization's e-discovery maturity.
KM World 10/25/2013Five Tips for Managing Social Media and E-discovery Collections
Here are five tips for managing the legal and technical nuances of social media usage and e-discovery collections within corporations; and case study data to evidence how these can be applied to the real world.
The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 10/1/2013What Is Remediation?
The Editor interviews Antonio Rega, Managing Director in the Technology practice, FTI Consulting about remediation and how it relates to e-discovery.
Information Management 9/24/201310 Things to Know Before Moving E-discovery to the Cloud
Gain insight into how the adoption of cloud computing has been an undeniable force spreading quickly across all segments of the technology market.
ABA Journal 9/1/20136 Tools to Help Firms Track Social Media
Learn more about the pressing need for a tool that can monitor and archive everything a law firm’s client says and does on social media.
Law Technology News 8/9/2013FTI Adds Predictive Coding With Visuals to Ringtail 8
Product of the week feature: The new version of Ringtail 8 (version 8.3.2) includes predictive coding features and enhanced transcript handling.
Compliance Week 8/6/2013FTI Consulting Releases Latest Version of Ringtail e-Discovery Software with Predictive Coding
FTI Technology, the business segment of global business advisory firm FTI Consulting, has launched a new version of its Ringtail e-discovery software, including the launch of its predictive coding software.
The American Lawyer 7/29/2013E-discovery's Trailblazers
Read about eleven people —lawyers and non-lawyers — who helped create the e-discovery industry.
The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 6/21/2013Data Collection In A Social Media World
The Editor interviews Daniel E. Roffman, FTI Consulting, Inc. Mr. Roffman is a Managing Director in the FTI Technology segment and is based in Chicago.
The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 6/1/2013Expert E-discovery For M&A Second Requests
The Editor interviews Kathryn McCarthy, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting, Inc. She is a noted expert in second request antitrust investigations and e-discovery process, and she regularly advises on matters that involve international data privacy issues.
CMS Wire - Sophie Ross, FTI Technology 5/29/2013What Does Counsel Really Think About Predictive Coding?
While the promise of predictive coding is alluring, many questions remain. To make sense of this dialog, FTI Technology recently conducted a survey of law firm leaders and senior corporate counsel that identifies key trends and perspectives on the emergence of predictive coding.
Today's General Counsel - Robert Omeljanivk and Eliot Davidoff, FTI Technology 5/15/2013Leveraging the Value of a Document with Multi-Matter Respositories
Building a system that allows companies and their counsel to reuse work product in an intelligent and strategic fashion decreases costs, saves time, reduces risk, and ensures high quality results.
Inside Counsel - Dan Roffman, FTI Technology 5/6/2013Work with IT to Build a Defensible Information Management Strategy
Six strategies for bridging the gap between IT and legal for handling litigation and corporate investigations involving electronically stored information.
SC Magazine - Veeral Gosalia, FTI Consulting 5/1/2013Trained Pros Should Lead Discovery
Veeral Gosalia, a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting, explains why the search, collection and preservation of email and electronic evidence should be executed by well-trained professionals in a way that assures defensibility and evidence integrity.
Inside Counsel Magazine 5/1/20137 Lessons to Guide you Through the E-discovery Landscape
As the e-discovery march goes on, litigants continue to wrestle with questions and disputes both familiar and novel. This article covers what legal departments can learn from recent opinions related to predictive coding, social media and more.
ALA Currents - Nina Millman, FTI Consulting 4/25/2013Change is Good: E-discovery and the Modern Practice of Law
Nina Millman of FTI Consulting provides an adaptation of Kotter’s Change Model, designed to help implement e-discovery within your law firm.
Law.com 3/20/2013Assassins Aim to Reinvent Law
Fordham Law hosts lively panel on "The Impact of Technology on the Future of Law Firms."
KMWorld Magazine 3/1/2013KMWorld 100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management
FTI Technology is selected as a top knowledge management company for the third time.
The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 2/22/2013Risks And Rewards When Moving E-discovery To The Cloud
A Q&A session with Joel Jacob, Senior Director of Product Management at FTI Technology, discussing the risks and rewards of moving to the cloud.
451 Research - David Horrigan, 451 1/28/2013FTI Consulting Leaps into 'Legal in the Cloud' and Do-It-Yourself E-discovery
451 Research reports that Ringtail is now available in three flexible deployments models and explores reasons why cloud based e-discovery is attractive to small and mid-sized legal teams.
The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 12/17/2012Can Predictive Coding Deliver On Its Promise?
The editor presents a summary of the FTI commissioned whitepaper, Advice From Counsel: Can Predictive Coding Deliver On Its Promise? Authored by Ari Kaplan, Legal Consultant and Principal of Ari Kaplan Advisors.
The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 11/20/2012E-discovery Steps Outside Of The Black Box
The Editor interviews Joe Looby, Senior Managing Director, FTI Technology about taking predictive coding out of the black box.
FTI Journal - Joseph H. Looby, FTI Technology 11/1/2012Taking Predictive Coding Out of the Black Box
According to a recent study, most attorneys do not understand how predictive discovery works and are apprehensive about using it. Taken out of the black box, you can implement predictive discovery in a defensible manner.
Law Technology News 10/23/2012FTI Consulting Announces Predictive Coding Service
FTI's new predictive coding service aims to reduce the cost and time of legal review as well as bring people and processes together with predictive coding software.
The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel - Severin Ian Wirz 8/19/2012E-discovery Strategies For International Anti-Bribery Investigations
The Editor presents a summary of the whitepaper, The Experts Weigh In: E-Discovery Strategies For International Anti-Bribery Investigations, that was commissioned by FTI Consulting Inc.
Business Computing World - Craig Earnshaw, FTI Technology 8/1/2012Prepare Now For UK Bribery Act Investigations
The UK Bribery Act has been called the toughest anti-corruption legislation yet, but enforcement actions have been slow to materialize. Corporations should use this time to develop systems and procedures for internal investigations.
TrustLaw 7/17/2012Tough Chinese Data Privacy Laws Impede Document Collection in FCPA Investigations
According to a survey by FTI Consulting's technology practice, China's disparate data privacy requirements to secrecy laws and foreign blocking statutes are impeding investigations under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
eDiscovery Journal 7/9/2012Expanding TAR to become Predictive Discovery
eDiscovery Journal reports that the Ringtail 8.2 release follows the trend to consolidate point products into broader eDiscovery platforms, providing a pathway to spread TAR methods beyond review.
InsideCounsel 7/5/2012Planning for FCPA E-discovery Challenges
Data privacy laws can significantly challenge the e-discovery process in corruption investigations. Fortunately, there are steps companies can take to comply with local laws, yet still allow swift reporting to the U.S. government.
Forbes - Guest post by Dan Roffman, FTI Technology 7/5/2012Data Deluge: The Problem Is, You Can't Keep Everything
Faced with ever-expanding quantities of data, corporate execs and IT pros are becoming increasingly concerned with data management. You can’t keep everything, but you can implement better policies and practices.
The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 6/27/2012Predictive Coding And Technology-Assisted Review After Da Silva Moore
The Editor interviews attorneys at Dorsey & Whitney LLP on their take predictive coding and technology-assisted review.
451 Research, David Horrigan, 451 6/25/2012Bringing Ringtail and Attenex Together for E-discovery
451 Research reports Ringtail’s user interface enhancements and the integration of Document Mapper make Ringtail robust and easy to use, with analytics for 21st century e-discovery.
InsideCounsel 6/11/2012Computer Forensics Reveals Data Thieves’ Tracks
When evidence is gathered in a highly defensible manner and compiled by digital forensics experts, companies can mitigate the potential damage of data theft.
The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 5/18/2012IT Reduction: A Much-Needed Service
The Editor interviews FTI Technology computer forensics and e-discovery experts about defensible data deletion, or IT reduction.
InsideCounsel 5/7/2012Navigating Risk Inside the Cloud
The key to a successful cloud implementation is not to control information in the cloud, but to concentrate on risk mitigation and defensibility by developing, managing and auditing proactive policies.
ALA Currents 4/26/2012Leveraging Managed Review for Better Case Strategy and Efficiency
Done right, when review capability is combined with technology products and services, a managed document review approach reduces the cost and frustration of e-discovery.
InsideCounsel 4/20/2012Operationalizing E-discovery: Two Different Approaches
By creating structure around the e-discovery process and proactively negotiating with vendors, in-house counsel can move away from unpredictable per-unit pricing models in exchange for more transparent fee structures.
FTI Journal - Veeral Gosalia & Craig Earnshaw, FTI Technology 4/2/2012The Data Conundrum
Multinational companies face U.S. legal and regulatory bodies demanding employee documents from jurisdictions with strong data protection laws. Develop protocols now to comply with court data demands without breaching privacy laws.
FTI Journal - James Scarazzo & Jason Ray, FTI Technology 3/1/2012The Threat from Inside: The Risks of IP Theft
Companies face serious risks from employee intellectual property theft. To protect themselves, they need strong onboarding and exiting policies, plus computer forensics expertise.
The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 2/24/2012Survey Offers Practical Advice From In-House Counsel
The Editor interviews Mike Kinnaman, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting about a survey involving 31 inside counsel seeking advice for their peers on streamlining and reducing the cost of e-discovery.
The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 12/1/2011A Two-Pronged Approach To Handling E-discovery
The Editor interviews Sophie Ross, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting about the benefits of choosing a total cost model for controlling e-discovery costs and eliminating inefficiencies.
The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 10/1/2011Computer Forensics, Key For Thorough And Defensible Investigations
The Editor interviews Veeral Gosalia, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting about use cases for forensics, or when companies need to uncover more context than what electronic files offer.
FTI Files - Joseph H. Looby, FTI Technology 10/1/2011Detecting Fraud in Real Time
Multinationals today face proliferating compliance issues that essentially come down to one requirement: putting technology in place to detect wrongdoing at any time and in any location.
The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 8/1/2011Controlling Data In A Social Media World
Metropolitan Corporate Counsel interviews Jason Ray, Director, FTI Consulting about the policies that corporations can put in place to protect themselves as social media and its discoverable data is on the rise.
The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 6/1/2011Collaboration: A Requirement For Successful E-discovery
Poor collaboration between client, counsel and integrated document review provider will lead to a myriad of problems that raise costs and potentially expose the client and counsel to risk. It comes down to communication and trust.
Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. - James R. Scarazzo, FTI Technology 4/14/2011Data Forensics with Microsoft Exchange
Microsoft’s LogParser utility, designed to monitor message flow for production and troubleshooting in an Exchange environment, may also be applied for conducting investigations of unacceptable communications.
Executive Counsel Magazine - Craig Earnshaw, FTI Technology 3/1/2011When European Data Privacy Meets U.S. Discovery
With restrictions on cross-border data mobility, mobile e-discovery allows lawyers to conduct electronic document searches and reviews where the data resides. Technology is brought to the data rather than the other way around.
KNM World - Larry Briggi, FTI Technology 2/11/2011SharePoint: Not Just Another E-discovery Repository
The unique architecture of SharePoint, combined with its growing use within the enterprise, requires a special approach by legal and IT teams to ensure thoroughness and defensibility.
National Law Journal - Joseph H. Looby, FTI Technology 12/20/2010Discovering Europe: How to Navigate Europe’s Privacy Protections
With a growing array of stringent data-privacy regulations, taking data out of foreign countries can be very complex, challenging and costly. Instead, companies are doing the reverse: taking the review and processing to the data.
Information Management - Larry Briggi, FTI Technology 10/12/2010SharePoint and E-discovery Challenges
The dynamic nature of SharePoint, combined with common delays within the e-discovery process, increases the risk of spoliation. Considerations should be made by legal and IT teams in advance of inevitable SharePoint collections.
eDiscovery Journal - Greg Buckles, eDJ 7/26/2010Ringtail Analytics: Moving Upstream in More than One Way
eDiscovery Journal reports on FTI Technology’s Ringtail Analytics expanding the usage of concept clustering beyond the review interface.
CMS Wire 5/11/2010Custodian Based E-discovery for SharePoint
CMS Wire reports on FTI Technology’s SharePoint Harvester software, a solution that offers e-discovery capabilities for the vast amount of data stored within SharePoint environments based on custodian information.
eDiscovery Journal - Greg Buckles, eDJ 3/23/2010Autocoding Part 3: New Acuity Offering
EDJ reports on predictive coding in Acuity, FTI Technology’s managed document review offering. A combination of known decisions and automated suggestions provides dynamic training, increased review speed and consistency.
The E-Disclosure Information Project - Chris Dale 2/20/2010There is More to FTI Technology than Attenex and Ringtail
Chris Dale reports Attenex and Ringtail may be familiar names in the e-discovery market, but they are part of a framework of infrastructure, processes, workflows and people which together make up FTI Technology.
Computerworld, Grag Lawn, FTI Technology 10/5/2009Avoid an E-discovery Disaster
Be prepared to preserve data when your company is heading to court by following best practices to avoid devastating consequences.
LJN Legal Tech Newsletter - Erik Post & Jim Vint 5/1/2009E-discovery of Structured Data
When e-Mail alone is not enough to solve the problem, look to the enterprise systems – the centralization of core business functions - to reveal the means by which events unfolded.
Fortune - Stephanie N. Mehta 3/31/2009Online Fraud Coming to Social Networks
As more corporate users embrace social networks, investigators are gearing up for the day Twitter and Facebook become tools for financial wrongdoing.