FTI Consulting and Exterro Announce E-Discovery Partnership

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 09:52

FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:FCN) today announced a partnership with Exterro Inc., the preferred provider of software specifically designed for in-house legal and IT teams at Global 2000 and AmLaw 200 organizations, that will provide users of the Exterro Orchestrated E-Discovery Suite with expert e-discovery consulting and services from the Technology segment at FTI Consulting.

“At Exterro, we are thrilled to welcome FTI Technology into our orchestrated e-discovery ecosystem. We share a common vision of helping organizations better govern, secure, find, analyze and rapidly make sense of information,” said Bobby Balachandran, President and Chief Executive Officer of Exterro. “The combination of Exterro software technology and FTI Technology’s expertise will enable our joint clients to reduce legal and IT costs, protect sensitive materials, quickly find facts and harness organizational data to create business value.”

The Exterro partnership with FTI Technology provides expert consulting and services for Exterro Orchestrated E-Discovery Suite clients, including:

  • Delivery of a fully managed e-discovery service, including legal review;
  • Collection and processing of data from more than 30 data sources, including Office365®;
  • Software implementation and process optimization;
  • E-discovery workflow optimization, including legal holds and early case assessment;
  • Inventory of legal holds and migration of legacy cases; and
  • Data migration and remediation.

“We are excited to help Exterro clients better operationalize and streamline their e-discovery processes through this partnership,” said Jake Frazier, Leader of the Information Governance, Privacy & Security practice at FTI Consulting. “Together with our experts, we can help organizations more effectively respond to their legal, regulatory and investigative matters, both within the e-discovery process and in the broader context of information governance and compliance.”

Exterro Orchestrated E-Discovery Suite users can implement and manage a more streamlined e-discovery process. For many organizations, multiple stakeholders — in-house legal and IT staff, service providers and outside counsel — use various tools requiring numerous manual handoffs with limited or no visibility into the current status of tasks and activities. The Exterro Orchestrated E-Discovery Suite can provide improved communication, collaboration and visibility into every action via workflow orchestration and management dashboards and reports, resulting in a more effective response to e-discovery requirements.

The combined solution from Exterro and FTI Technology provides the software, processes, services and personnel to simplify e-discovery and more quickly get to the facts of the case. Clients can leverage the expert services of FTI Technology to manage discrete steps or even the entire e-discovery process as an outsourced managed service.

FTI Technology is widely recognized as a leading provider of high-quality e-discovery consulting and services that span the entire process. From legal holds and global data collections to legal review and production, FTI Technology consultants can assist in developing policies, deploying technology or executing entire programs as a managed service. The Company is experienced in managing data requirements within certain highly regulated industries and leading discovery efforts for a wide range of matters, including Hart-Scott-Rodino second requests, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matters and small, internal investigations. As part of this, FTI Technology provides clients with a choice of technology and service options to best meet their particular needs. The Exterro Orchestrated E-Discovery Suite supports other technologies offered by FTI Technology, including Ringtail, Relativity and Microsoft Office 365 Advanced eDiscovery.