Press Release

Industry Experts to Discuss Data Management and eDiscovery for the Financial Services Industry

With financial services receiving front-page attention, FTI Consulting’s Webinar to address key litigation and regulatory challenges, including subprime, auction rate securities and customer data privacy
Press release

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

Safe Harbor Statement
This press release may include "forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that involve uncertainties and risks.  Forward-looking statements include statements concerning our plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events, future revenues, future results and performance, expectations, plans or intentions relating to acquisitions and other matters, business trends and other information that is not historical, including statements regarding estimates of our future financial results.  When used in this press release, words such as “estimates,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “projects,” “plans,” “intends,” “believes,” “forecasts” and variations of such words or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements.  All forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, estimates of our future financial results, are based upon our expectations at the time we make them and various assumptions. Our expectations, beliefs and projections are expressed in good faith, and we believe there is a reasonable basis for them. However, there can be no assurance that management’s expectations, beliefs and projections will result or be achieved or that actual results will not differ from expectations.  The Company has experienced fluctuating revenue, operating income and cash flow in some prior periods and expects this will occur from time to time in the future.  Other factors that could cause such differences include the pace and timing of the consummation and integration of past and future acquisitions, the Company's ability to realize cost savings and efficiencies, competitive and general economic conditions, retention of staff and clients and other risks described under the heading “Item 1A. Risk Factors” in the Company’s most recent Form 10-K and in the Company's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We are under no duty to update any of the forward-looking statements to conform such statements to actual results or events and do not intend to do so.

FTI, Ringtail, Attenex and Patterns are registered trademarks of FTI Consulting, Inc. or a subsidiary.  

Any other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.