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FTI Consulting Shares Thought Leadership on Key E-discovery Trends at LegalTech New York Conference
Jan. 31 Educational Sessions Address Budgeting for E-discovery, the Future of Legal Review and Top Advice from Inside Counsel on Reducing E-discovery Costs

NEW YORK, Jan. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced that its Technology practice will address key e-discovery issues during three educational sessions at the LegalTech New York conference next week. Legal practitioners can earn up to 4.5 continuing legal education credits from most states by attending each of the three sessions on Jan. 31 at the New York Hilton.

"Reducing e-discovery cost, without sacrificing quality or defensibility, is a top concern for legal departments and the key theme running throughout these three sessions," said Mike Kinnaman, a Senior Managing Director in the Technology practice at FTI Consulting. "Each session features an all-star panel of practitioners from corporations, law firms, the judiciary and analyst firms to share their insights and actionable advice for reducing e-discovery costs in a safe and defensible manner."

The panel sessions, all to be held in the Trianon Ballroom of the New York Hilton, are:

  • Advice from Counsel: Top Legal Minds in the Country Share Their E-discovery Tips, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m. ET. The panel, moderated by Joe Looby, a Senior Managing Director in the Technology practice at FTI Consulting, will discuss:
    • Top advice from inside counsel for creating effective e-discovery programs
    • Strategies for measuring savings and predicting matter costs
    • Best practices for multinational discovery and additional resources

For a copy of the Advice from Counsel report, please visit here.

  • Budgeting for E-discovery: Exploring your Approach to Cost Control and Transparency, 2 p.m.-3:15 p.m. ET. The panel, moderated by Sophie Ross, a Senior Managing Director in the Technology practice at FTI Consulting, will discuss:
    • The key attributes of two common e-discovery models that are explicitly focused on cost control and how these attributes can increase or reduce e-discovery costs
    • Important questions related to pricing, process and technology that improve the buyer's ability to determine e-discovery program costs
    • How to conduct a self-assessment and rate the current level of e-discovery budgeting transparency in your organization

For additional information on the increasing cost transparency in e-discovery, please download the FTI Consulting white paper entitled Budgeting for E-discovery: Understanding Pricing Models for Cost Control and Transparency.

  • The Future of Legal Review: Increasing Productivity and Reducing Costs, 3:45 p.m.-5 p.m. ET. The panel, moderated by Manfred Gabriel, a Managing Director in the Technology practice at FTI Consulting, will discuss:
    • What case law is most relevant to support the use of predictive workflows and how this should best inform case strategy
    • How to determine which matters are best suited for predictive coding or analytics and why the importance of the human reviewer is growing (not lessening) when these workflows are utilized
    • How statistical sampling and quality control processes are the unsung heroes of document review projects using predictive analytics
    • Strategies used by corporate counsel to reduce outside counsel costs in 2011 — and what they plan to do in 2012

For additional information on how advanced workflow and predictive coding technology assisted in a recent legal review, please download the webinar of A Smarter Way: Acuity All-in-One Review.

To see a complete list of corporate, law firm and analyst presenters, as well as more information on these sessions, please visit the FTI Technology site. In addition to these educational sessions, in booth 2110 at the LegalTech New York 2012 conference,  FTI will provide Ringtail software demonstrations, discuss cost-savings provided by the Acuity-managed document review offering, and share how FTIInvestigate can assist with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other multinational investigations. For more information, please visit

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 3,800 employees located in 23 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 $1.4 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2010. More information can be found at

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