NEW YORK, September 24, 2008 - FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced a complimentary webinar, “E-Discovery for Financial Services: Are You Ready?,” designed to provide financial services companies with actionable advice on managing today’s litigation and regulatory challenges. Learn from leading industry experts, Barclay Blair of Kahn Consulting and Robert Brunner of FTI Consulting, how financial services companies at the vanguard of e-discovery are managing these issues and evolving from reactive to proactive data management initiatives.  The live version of the webinar will be held on Tuesday, September, 30th at 12:00 PM Eastern Time; visit here to register.

“Whether securing sensitive customer information, pulling transactional data out of a financial application, or assessing the content of an email exchange, data management is a critical component that determines how well financial services companies can handle compliance and legal matters,” said Robert Brunner, senior managing director of FTI Consulting. “In this presentation we address critical data management pain points specific to financial services companies and provide actionable information on how to manage these challenges.”      

In this Webinar, speakers will address a number of key challenges within the financial services industry, including:   

  • Assessing and producing relevant structured and unstructured data quickly. 
  • Keeping customer data secure and avoiding privacy breaches and identity theft. 
  • Providing the right level of data in the right timeframe – and knowing how expectations are different for litigation versus regulatory requests. 

In addition to the Webinar content, attendees will receive a complimentary white paper from Kahn Consulting, “Addressing E-Discovery Challenges in Your Industry: Latest Developments in the Law and Best Practices.” Kahn Consulting, Inc. (KCI) is a leading consulting firm specializing in the legal, compliance, and policy issues of information technology and information lifecycle management.

“The judiciary is growing more sophisticated about data management and e-discovery processes, and demand more of companies that come before the bench,” said Barclay Blair, a consultant and author with Randy Kahn Consulting. “Because financial services companies are at the forefront of today’s major business litigation cases, such as subprime and auction rate securities, the onus is on them to have their data in order, or run the risk of being made an example of by an exasperated judge.”

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 3,000 employees located in most major business centers in the world, we work closely with clients every day to anticipate, illuminate, and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management and restructuring. More information can be found at www.fticonsulting.com.

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