When a Dubai- and Palestine-based joint venture between two multi-national organisations in the pharmaceutical and health care industry deteriorated into a contentious trade secrets dispute, the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) courts ordered a resolution in the form of a massive data remediation. The court appointed FTI’s Technology team in Dubai to serve as the independent expert to conduct data discovery, review and deletion for all disputed instances of trade secrets and source code across the violating entity’s systems. FTI Technology deployed experts from across the Middle East, U.S., U.K., Ireland, Spain and South Africa to complete a complex remediation involving 90 custodians, numerous systems and more than 100 devices.
A technology company that develops artificial intelligence and autonomous transportation solutions engaged FTI Technology to lead e-discovery and document review in a dispute relating to departing employee theft of intellectual property. In addition to their e-discovery needs, legal counsel and stakeholders from the organization’s compliance team needed experts who could investigate and uncover specific data that contained IP across multiple data sources within the client’s environment and the opposing party’s environment. FTI Technology’s team of emerging data sources experts applied the firm’s proprietary Connect platform to drive quick access and insights into technical files and other sources of IP stored in Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace.
Following a 2019 Food & Drug Administration recall of a drug that was thought to contain a harmful contaminant, numerous lawsuits were filed against the pharmaceutical manufacturer in multiple states. The matter eventually consolidated into class action litigation, triggering a widespread investigation spanning three countries. Over the course of more than 18 months, FTI Technology’s Digital Forensics & Investigations team conducted the investigation across numerous facilities and more than 80 custodians, overcoming complex challenges relating to cross-border data transfer issues, Chinese state secrets restrictions and global data privacy regulations.
A large U.S.-based law firm conducting an internal risk assessment investigation for a client’s acquisition faced data privacy restrictions impeding the review of 11 million documents.
A U.K.-based law firm representing a pharmaceutical client in the damages phase of a patent infringement litigation faced extensive disclosure requirements and tight deadlines for a dataset of more than 500,000 documents.
When a technology company sought to validate its suspicions that a business partner was engaging in fraud and racketeering against the company, its legal counsel retained FTI’s Blockchain Advisory and Cryptocurrency Disputes, Investigations and Litigation (CDI&L) practice to investigate.
FTI Technology’s cryptocurrency experts provide in-depth audit of digital assets, business model and infrastructure in support of due diligence activities.
Blockchain solution saves energy company an estimated $3m annually.
With the advent of GDPR, companies entered a new era of regulation around how they collect, handle and store personal data belonging to EU citizens. This includes the fulfillment of data subject access requests (DSARs), in which individuals can exercise rights and inquiries relating to the personal information an organisation has about them and how it is managed. In the first year of GDPR enforcement, more than 70 percent of surveyed organisations indicated an increase in DSARs.
A global life sciences company announced the planned acquisition of a competitor, triggering a large-scale antitrust investigation by the United States government. The investigation, commonly referred to as a Second Request, entailed collecting 43 TBs of data, then processing, reviewing and producing only the relevant information to regulators within a three-month window.