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How Find Facts Fast Reduces Risk in Time-Pressed Merger Reviews

Notorious for their tight deadlines and high stakes, merger clearance reviews (including second requests) require organizations to process, review and produce large quantities of documents in a matter of only weeks or months. Recent activity and guidance across regulatory agencies in many jurisdictions worldwide have established a pattern of more aggressive, time intensive and costly clearance processes. This is occurring in tandem with an uptick in data volumes, stringent antitrust enforcement and an increase in the frequency of post-merger actions.

Generative AI: Near Term Opportunities to Enhance Human Insight and Efficiency in Legal Use Cases

FTI Technology’s data innovation lab leads research, development and testing for disruptive technologies. With a long track record of working with advanced machine learning and analytic technologies, the team is increasingly evaluating generative artificial intelligence and the role of large language models such as ChatGPT in disputes and investigations, compliance and other use cases. Several FTI Technology experts who are involved in this testing and development work recently hosted legal industry colleagues in London to discuss practical generative AI applications and participate in live, hands on lab testing. This article captures key takeaways from the event.

Understanding the Intersection of Compliance and Generative AI

When Department of Justice Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco spoke at the American Bar Association’s National Institute on White Collar Crime in March, she clarified the department’s views on the role of artificial intelligence in committing, monitoring for and prosecuting against corporate crime. A key point was that legal and compliance teams should be proactive about the use of AI within their organizations as a potential source of risk, and that the DOJ may take action against organizations for failing to properly monitor and govern AI use.

Q&A: Joanne Dickson Discusses How FTI Technology Recruits and Retains Top Talent for Managed Review Projects

Joanne Dickson is a Recruiting Manager at FTI Consulting, with 14 years of recruitment expertise. She leads a growing team focused on talent sourcing for document review projects throughout EMEIA. With experience working with top, international law firms on high profile investigations, Jo can staff teams of experienced, qualified lawyers to manage projects of any size or complexity, including foreign language experts. In this Q&A, Jo shares insights for recruiting the right managed review professionals to deliver the best results consistently and quickly.

The Disarray of U.S. Data Privacy and Protection Laws: History Repeats

The broad variation in state privacy and data regulations is leading to more challenges for privacy and data protection professionals; obligations are growing and it is going to become more costly for businesses that are engaged in interstate or global commerce to maintain compliance.

Celebrating International Women’s Day: Women Across FTI Technology Champion Impact and Change

Today, women and allies around the world will join together to celebrate International Women’s Day. It’s an opportunity for us to reflect on our collective success and honor the hard work so many have dedicated to the pursuit of progress. This holiday is also an opportunity to reflect on where change is still needed, what steps can be taken to further accelerate opportunity for women across countless disciplines, industries and geographies.

Digital Transformation in the Age of NFTs: Exploration of Innovation in Customer Engagement

The digital epoch has ushered businesses into an innovative realm where technology isn't merely a tool, but an ecosystem. This is especially true in customer service, as tech-savvy consumers have come to expect high standards for the experience and engagement they receive when purchasing products and services. As the algorithmic capabilities of artificial intelligence continue to advance, innovation continues around the use of NFTs and other technological innovations emerge, the path to customer engagement is being rewritten.

How Lessons Learned from Digital Assets Investigations Can Inform and Improve Fraud Prevention Strategies

Tens of billions of dollars in digital assets have been subjected to theft, fraud and other misappropriation over the last several years. Such incidents often trigger lengthy disputes, litigation, regulatory inquiry and/or asset recovery efforts, all of which require complex digital forensics investigations to uncover facts and evidence.

Q&A: Pixel Tracking Sparks Litigation Under Unexpected Laws

Several high profile cases this year have shone a spotlight on the increasing scrutiny over the use of advertising tracking technology. These cases are likely just the beginning of what experts believe will be a significant surge in U.S. enforcement against the exploitation of personal information for marketing, advertising and targeting purposes. In this Q&A, Managing Director and data privacy expert Andrew Shaxted discusses the enforcement and litigation activity around pixel tracking, specifically how formerly obscure laws are being wielded to pursue civil litigation and class actions against companies in a wide range of industries.

Q&A: For Risk Management Veteran Jonathan Prewitt, Excellence in Governance, Risk and Compliance is No Panacea

Jonathan Prewitt recently joined FTI Technology’s Risk & Compliance practice to support clients with governance, risk and compliance projects and technology selection. He brings more than 20 years of experience in risk management, which began with intelligence collection, analysis and reporting as a cryptologist in the U.S. Navy. In this Q&A, he shares his background, perspectives on the importance of GRC and why programs must be customized for each organization, dependent upon their size, risk profile, industry and other factors.

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