São Paulo, March 27, 2019 — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced the Company’s Technology segment has expanded its partnership with Relativity to provide the RelativityOne e-discovery platform in Brazil. With this partnership, FTI Technology is the first to to seamlessly handle cross-border e-discovery matters on Relativity’s SaaS product, RelativityOne, across South America, North America, Europe and Asia.
"Brazilian companies and global organizations with offices in Brazil are facing growing pressure to keep data in-country when handling discovery or investigations," said Andrew Szwez, a Senior Managing Director in the Technology segment at FTI Consulting. "By launching Relativity within Brazil, our clients can quickly find relevant data and focus on case strategy, while complying with Brazil’s data privacy laws."
Recent trends in Brazil — including enforcement actions and regulatory changes — have increased the frequency and complexity of investigations. Within the past decade, Brazilian federal prosecutors have intensified anti-corruption investigation efforts and levied billions in fines and multi-year jail sentences. In 2018, the Brazilian president signed into law its General Data Privacy Law, closely modeled after the European Union’s General Data Privacy Regulation, placing new requirements on how personal information is managed and shared.
For Brazilian companies responding to litigation or government investigations, FTI Technology’s offering enables clients to safely manage the entire e-discovery process within Brazil, in accordance with the country’s data privacy laws. Organizations looking to manage their data across borders can benefit from RelativityOne, which offers the added security, flexibility and extensibility of a complete SaaS solution.
"FTI Technology has built a reputation for delivering high-quality e-discovery services on a global scale," said Jeff Seymour, Director at Relativity. "By adding RelativityOne to its portfolio in Brazil, FTI Technology continues to demonstrate its commitment to innovation and outstanding customer service."
FTI Technology is widely recognized as a leading provider of consulting and services that span the entire discovery process. From legal holds and global data collections to legal review and production, FTI Technology consultants assist in developing policies, deploying technology and executing entire programs as a managed service. FTI Technology professionals are experienced in managing data requirements within highly regulated industries and leading discovery efforts across a wide range of matters, from large-scale, multi-jurisdictional disputes to targeted internal investigations. As part of this, FTI Technology provides clients with a choice of technology and service options to best meet their particular needs. Relativity augments other technologies offered by FTI Technology, including Ringtail® and Microsoft 365 Advanced eDiscovery.
At Relativity, we make software to help users organize data, discover the truth, and act on it. Our e-discovery platform is used by thousands of organizations around the world to manage large volumes of data and quickly identify key issues during litigation, internal investigations, and compliance projects. Relativity has over 180,000 users in 40+ countries from organizations including the U.S. Department of Justice, more than 70 Fortune 100 companies, and 198 of the Am Law 200. RelativityOne offers all the functionality of Relativity in a secure and comprehensive SaaS product. Relativity has been named one of Chicago's Top Workplaces by the Chicago Tribune for eight consecutive years. Please contact Relativity at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.relativity.com for more information.