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FTI Consulting Shares Thought Leadership on Key E-discovery Trends at LegalTech New York Conference

February 3rd Panels Address Corporate E-discovery Trends, Disruption in the Legal Industry and Information Governance
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Washington, D.C., Jan. 29, 2015 — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced that its FTI Technology business segment FTI Technologywill present on key e-discovery issues during three educational sessions at the LegalTech New York 2015 conference next week. Legal practitioners can earn up to four continuing legal education credits from most states by attending the three sessions on February 3, 2015 at the New York Hilton.

“These sessions provide practical insights on how to tackle today’s data discovery challenges and prepare for the road ahead,” said Kate Holmes, a Managing Director in the Technology segment at FTI Consulting. “We’ve recruited speakers from the bench, academia, law firms, corporations and market analyst firms to provide an actionable discussion around the issues shaping e-discovery.”

All of FTI Technology’s panel sessions will be held in the Trianon Ballroom of the New York Hilton on Tuesday, February 3, 2015. The sessions and panel descriptions include the following:

Advice from Counsel: Case Studies of What’s Working in E-discovery Today (10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. EST)

E-discovery practitioners are streamlining their processes, using advanced technology and dramatically reducing the cost of e-discovery. In-house counsel, litigation support, outside counsel and service providers are all playing a part in transforming chaotic e-discovery procedures into a regular business process. Using a case study approach, this session will showcase what’s working today for corporations and law firms handling e-discovery matters large and small. Results from FTI Technology’s 6th annual Advice from Counsel study on in-house e-discovery trends will supplement the case study discussions.

Speakers include:

  • Sophie Ross, Senior Managing Director, FTI Technology
  • Shari Aberle, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Ari Kaplan, Principal, Ari Kaplan Advisors
  • Nicole Schaefer, Litigation Support Director, Janney Montgomery Scott


Disruption: Three Forces Shaping the Legal Landscape (2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. EST)

From mobile and global work environments to alternative billing models to a perceived crisis in legal education, the legal industry is in the midst of a major transformation. Some changes are evolutionary, yet other developments may feel revolutionary for those unprepared for change. What are the three key trends that will disrupt the legal industry and impact how you do your job? What are the skills and mindset needed to adjust, innovate and thrive in this new legal landscape? Attend this no-holds-barred, interactive discussion as leading legal minds and futurists outline the three key forces shaping the legal industry of tomorrow, and how you can remain ahead of the game.

Speakers include:

  • Colleen Casey Voshell, Managing Director, FTI Technology
  • Honorable John M. Facciola (Ret.), United States Magistrate Judge, District of Columbia
  • David Horrigan, Analyst and Counsel, 451 Research
  • Dr. Daniel Michael Katz, Associate Professor of Law, Michigan State University
  • Cliff Nichols, E-discovery Counsel, Day Pitney LLP


Killing Two Birds With One Stone: Optimizing Information Governance for Easier E-discovery (3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST)

From protecting sensitive customer data from cyber threats, to complying with data privacy laws, corporate information governance projects are quickly becoming a “must do”. How can legal teams leverage information governance for their own e-discovery needs? What are some of the practical steps corporations can take to produce measurable benefits from information governance? How do information governance projects impact the role of outside counsel? Attend this session to hear corporate practitioners discuss best practices for implementing practical information governance programs and their impact on e-discovery.

Speakers include:

  • Jake Frazier, Senior Managing Director, FTI Technology
  • Michael Lisi, Director of Litigation Support, Fidelity Investments
  • Rachel Rubenson, Vice President-Global eDiscovery Counsel, Barclays
  • Joseph Steffan, Chief Privacy Compliance Officer, Morgan Stanley


About FTI Consulting

FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 4,200 employees located in 26 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management, strategic communications and restructuring. The Company generated $1.65 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2013. For more information, visit and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting), Facebook and LinkedIn.