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FTI Consulting Adds Digital Forensics and E-Discovery Expert as Managing Director in India

Press release

Mumbai, India, Feb. 21, 2024 — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced the addition of Sumakanth Yepuri as a Managing Director within the Technology segment in Mumbai. Mr. Yepuri brings a wide range of digital forensics, e-discovery and information governance expertise to support clients in India across the spectrum of digital insights and risk management.

Mr. Yepuri has more than 18 years of experience advising clients with digital evidence and data challenges in IP theft, harassment, fraud, litigation and other matters. He also has managed large, global e-discovery engagements and has extensive experience automating workflows across collection, processing, hosting and review. In recent years, he has increasingly helped clients address emerging data sources issues in collection and processing.

“Clients in India are beginning to feel increasing pressure relating to two separate but intersecting issues: growth in emerging data sources and an evolving patchwork of complex data privacy regulations,” said Sophie Ross, Global Chief Executive Officer of FTI Technology. “Sumakanth has a diverse background in overcoming data-related issues in legal and regulatory matters, building strong information governance frameworks and solving problems through novel uses of advanced technology. He is a strong addition to our team of senior experts in India.”

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Yepuri held senior consulting roles in digital forensics and information governance, privacy and security at two Big Four firms. His experience includes establishing and managing digital forensics teams in India and the U.S. and supporting multi-jurisdiction matters from numerous countries. He has supported assessments and implementations at large healthcare and technology companies in support of compliance with global data protection laws, including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). He also developed a data science team within a Big Four firm to help clients enable data management functions for new forms of data.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Yepuri said, “The experts within FTI Technology have a unique combination of technological acuity and the ability to serve as trusted advisors in high-stakes, high-pressure situations. As organisations in India come to terms with the new data landscape, they need support from providers who have experience delivering flexible, innovative, scalable solutions to complex challenges. By joining the team in India, I have the opportunity to leverage my technical background and hands-on experience across e-discovery, digital forensics, privacy and governance to support our clients in mitigating an array of digital risks.”

About FTI Consulting

FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. With more than 8,000 employees located in 31 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges and make the most of opportunities. The Company generated $3.03 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2022. In certain jurisdictions, FTI Consulting’s services are provided through distinct legal entities that are separately capitalised and independently managed. For more information, visit