FTI Consulting, Inc., the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced the launch of its Technology practice in Asia and the appointment of a full-service team. This new team will combine resources with the existing Australia Technology practice to offer clients in the region the full range of its electronic discovery services, including computer forensics, investigations and its proprietary Ringtail® e-discovery software.
The Asia team is led by Hong Kong-based Managing Director Richard Kershaw, a veteran of the computer forensics and e-discovery industries in the region. He will work closely with David Bowie, a Managing Director based in Sydney, who brings extensive experience supporting complex e-discovery matters across the Asia Pacific region. Together, they will provide clients with guidance and expertise in handling investigations and litigation, specialised to the nuances of each jurisdiction.
“The value of the FTI Technology approach is that we are a single, coordinated and global practice,” Mr. Bowie said. “We have professionals on the ground in Hong Kong, Melbourne, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo, giving us comprehensive reach across the region. The professionals who make up our new practice understand the legal and regulatory complexities of the countries in which they live and work, ensuring our ability to handle clients’ most intricate matters.”
Mr. Kershaw said: “With our portfolio of technology services and software, we can support computer forensics investigations, in-jurisdiction data filtering, on-site review and full-scale hosted review. This gives our clients exceptional flexibility based on the linguistic, legal and technical needs of their projects.”
Through its comprehensive portfolio of e-discovery software, services and consulting, FTI Technology is transforming the way organisations globally manage e-discovery for legal and regulatory events. The Ringtail document review platform delivers advanced technology for the most mission-critical and costly steps of e-discovery. FTI Technology’s e-discovery software can be deployed either on-premise or on-demand as a hosted solution, a hybrid capability that helps clients scale to the unique demands of each legal matter without sacrificing a consistent and cost-effective e-discovery process. Through offerings such as the firm’s Acuity®, FTI Technology helps clients streamline the entire e-discovery process and provides a single point of e-discovery accountability. Altogether, FTI Technology provides a smart and comprehensive approach to improve the e-discovery process, contain costs without cutting corners and manage clients’ critical enterprise information demands.
About FTI Consulting
FTI Consulting, Inc. (fticonsulting.com) is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 3,800 employees located in 24 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 $1.56 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2011.