FTI Consulting Hires New Senior Managing Director Chris Osborne

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Dec 23, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Key Hire Will Launch European Practice for FTI's Economics Segment

FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, announced today the hiring of Christopher Osborne. Chris, who will join as a Senior Managing Director in FTI's London office, will be responsible for establishing FTI's Economics practice in Europe. In addition, he will assist FTI's counsel and corporate clients who are seeking advice and guidance in matters concerning damages in commercial litigation and arbitration, antitrust issues and regulatory matters. Mr. Osborne has an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering, a Masters Degree in Economics, and is a Chartered Accountant. Prior to joining FTI, Mr. Osborne was European Managing Director of a major economic consulting firm, and prior to 2002, a partner at Arthur Andersen and head of the firm's Economic and Financial Consulting Practice.

Commenting on this development, Jack Dunn, Chief Executive Officer, said, "Mr. Osborne embodies the broad advisory expertise, unparalleled depth of intellectual capital and extensive technical knowledge for which FTI has become a leader in the marketplace. We are privileged to have someone of his experience and reputation in Europe spearheading the presence of our Economics Segment in this important market."

John Klick, Senior Managing Director and Head of the Economics Segment, added, "We believe that combining Chris's reputation and leadership with FTI's strong reputation for gold standard consulting expertise will allow us to rapidly expand our commitment to a European economics practice, thereby enhancing our ability to serve our clients on the wide range of global issues that they face."

Mr. Osborne observed, "I am very excited to be joining an organization with the depth and diversity of high quality talent that FTI has, both here in Europe and around the world. I look forward to working with my new colleagues to enhance the services FTI offers to clients in the UK, other parts of Europe, and in Asia."

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 3,000 employees located in most major business centers in the world, we work closely with clients every day to anticipate, illuminate, and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management and restructuring. More information can be found at www.fticonsulting.com.

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