Litigation and investigations are increasingly global in scope and can expose unprepared teams to risk
Organizations that do business outside the U.S. or with foreign entities face the necessity of dealing with data in international jurisdictions for discovery, regulatory requests and internal investigations. Unique problems come along with this necessity - including data privacy issues, security concerns, language and cultural barriers and logistical headaches.
When facing legal or regulatory challenge with international factors, having a partner who not only understands the legal landscape, but also has experience and/or teams in the local jurisdiction can be the difference between a relatively painless process and an overwhelming problem.
Working with FTI helps reduce your international legal risk during cross-border matters:
With offices in 28 countries, we already have established resources on the ground where your matter is taking place. We maintain secure data centers in the U.S., Canada, U.K., France, Shanghai and Australia.
We have expertise in working with local data privacy laws, blocking statutes and even state secrecy regulations. Our teams speak the languages and know the customs of data custodians in non-U.S. jurisdictions.
We have completed hundreds of international matters and have tested workflows, teams and resources ready to deploy – even in countries where legal resources are difficult to source.
Since our solutions and teams are already in place, we do not have to spend time designing process, sourcing staff or training on local issues – we are ready to go when you say go.
What we provide
Global Onsite Investigations
FTI professionals can deploy anywhere in the world to conduct a complete on-site investigation with a minimum of business disruption. The team has deep experience with all types of investigations including internal, regulatory response, FCPA, fraud, IP theft, financial, corporate due diligence and more.
Our managed review teams provide efficient legal review globally. We retain our own review attorneys who are trained on best-in-breed platforms, tested processes and a variety of case types. FTI teams work in highly controlled environments for maximum security and confidentiality.
With deep experience handling complex multinational litigation and investigations, the FTI team can securely collect, process, analyze and produce data from a variety of sources, including e-mail, voicemail, backup tapes, mobile devices, social media, the cloud, shared server files and databases.
Foreign Language Review
From Arabic to Vietnamese the FTI team has reviewed in over 30 languages and dialects. Our teams are comprised of qualified attorneys in the regions where data resides who are not only fluent in language, but are well-versed in the jurisdiction’s legal principles.
Second Request for a Large Defense Contractor
With nearly two terabytes of data located in five different countries including the EU, a large defense contractor contacted FTI to collect, process, review and produce documents under International Traffic in Arms (ITAR) Regulations, which required multilingual US citizens to conduct the review.
The FTI team advised on data privacy then collected and processed close to two TB of data. FTI used advanced analytics software to cull the data set from 5.4 million to 2.6 million documents. Predictive coding further reduced the population to 700,000 documents. Using multilingual review attorneys, FTI produced 480,000 documents within eight weeks, meeting all deadlines imposed by the government. The project came in under budget and FTI’s client saved over $1 million.