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FTI Consulting Showcases Thought Leadership on Key E-discovery Trends at Legaltech New York Conference

February 2nd Panels Address Corporate E-discovery Trends, Including Data Security and Advanced Analytics
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Washington, D.C., Jan. 28, 2016 — 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 will present on key e-discovery issues during three educational sessions at the Legaltech New York 2016 conference next week. Legal practitioners can earn up to four continuing legal education credits from most states by attending the three sessions on February 2, 2016 at the New York Hilton.

“The legal industry is undergoing major transformation, and these sessions will provide legal professionals with practical advice on the technology, workflows and skills necessary to get ahead,” said Sophie Ross, a Senior Managing Director in the Technology segment at FTI Consulting. “We’ve recruited an all-star group of speakers from the bench, law firms and corporations to provide a well-rounded and actionable discussion around the issues shaping e-discovery.”

All of FTI Technology’s panel sessions will be held in the Mercury Ballroom of the New York Hilton on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. The sessions and panel descriptions include the following:

Protecting the Company’s Crown Jewels in the Age of Information Security Threats (10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. EST)

Is all enterprise data created equal? If not, should all enterprise data have the same protections? Well-publicized data breaches, from customer credit card data to employee health records, highlight the increasing need for companies to better secure truly sensitive data. Developing a tiered approach to protecting the company’s “crown jewels” can help reduce costs as well as reduce the risk of future breaches. Hear from a panel of industry experts, including in-house legal and information governance executives, as they discuss the different strategies at work with a “crown jewels” approach and practical steps your organization can take to minimize information security threats.

Speakers include:

  • Jake Frazier, Senior Managing Director, FTI Technology
  • Michael Lisi, Director of Litigation Support, Fidelity Investments
  • Sylvan "Sibito" H Morley III, Vice President of IT Infrastructure and Operations, DaVita Kidney Care
  • Gail Rodgers, Partner, DLA Piper
  • Jason Stearns, Director, BlackRock

Using Analytics in E-discovery; Swim Instead of Sink in the Era of Big Data (2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. EST)

Many generally understand the concept of analytics, but don’t know how to apply these technology advancements to achieve practical benefits during the e-discovery process. Data mining technology and the visual representation of mined data offer a paradigm shift for how legal teams can uncover key facts. These technologies can quickly and effectively reveal the small subset of critical data in a universe of hundreds of millions of emails, effectively circumventing comprehensive review or greatly accelerating the review process. Attendees will learn about common analytical and visualization technology and how practitioners are applying these tools to speed fact-finding and reduce e-discovery costs.

Speakers include:

  • Kathryn McCarthy, Senior Managing Director, FTI Technology
  • Nia Castelly, Discovery Counsel, Google
  • Sandra Rampersaud, Litigation Attorney, Cravath
  • Jessica Ross, Vice President, Litigation & Regulatory, Deutsche Bank

Advice from Counsel: How Legal Departments are Innovating & Disrupting the E-discovery Process (3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST)

Alternative billing models. Microsoft 365 and other cloud data sources. Cross-border litigation. The rise of machine learning and artificial intelligence (“AI”). From technical needs to business processes, the legal industry is riding the wave of innovations affecting the greater technology landscape. How are leading in-house legal teams adapting and evolving in their strategies to handle or even drive these disruptive forces? And what implications do these innovations have for the law firms that serve them? This session will feature results from the 2015 Advice from Counsel study on the disruptive forces affecting corporate counsel as well as strategies and hacks for embracing changes in legal technology for 2016 and beyond.

Speakers include:

  • Sophie Ross, Senior Managing Director, FTI Technology
  • Marla Bergman, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Goldman Sachs
  • Kelly Clay, Senior Counsel and Director of Information Management, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Magistrate Judge Paul Singh Grewal, Northern District of California
  • Dera J. Nevin, Director of E-Discovery Services, Proskauer Rose LLP
  • Jessica Richheimer, Associate, Ropes & Gray

For more information on these sessions and the panelists or about FTI Technology, please visit

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 4,400 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 $1.76 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2014. For more information, visit and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting), Facebook and LinkedIn.

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