Seth Rierson Appointed Segment Leader of FTI Technology

Industry Veteran to Lead FTI's Continued Global Growth in E-Discovery Market

NEW YORK, Jan 05, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, has appointed Seth Rierson to segment leader of the FTI Technology business segment. As segment leader, Mr. Rierson is responsible for the strategic direction and continued global growth of FTI Technology.

"Seth has been with FTI since 1995 and helped found our technology business. He is a leader not only in the creativity, design and concept of the business, but also a leader by example in the all-important areas of people development and client service," said Jack Dunn, President and Chief Executive Officer of FTI Consulting. "We are excited to see him take the helm of a business that he and the team have grown from an idea just a decade ago into a world-class organization that delivers products, services and advice to clients across the globe."

In addition to managing the growth of FTI Technology, Mr. Rierson has led numerous large-scale, multi-district litigation and e-discovery matters for a number of Fortune 500 clients. Prior to joining FTI, Mr. Rierson spent six years at Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago and Washington, D.C. where he helped empower practitioners through the effective use of technology.

"FTI Technology is continually recognized as a leading player in e-discovery because of the strength and diversity of our innovative products, expert consulting and on-demand services," said Seth Rierson, Senior Managing Director and FTI Technology Segment Leader. "It is an honor to be selected for this position and I look forward to leading FTI Technology in its next phase of growth."

The FTI Technology segment offers on-premise and on-demand e-discovery software as well as complementary services and consulting to give customers unprecedented flexibility to address e-discovery challenges at any stage of the process. FTI's legacy knowledge and significant R&D investment in e-discovery uniquely positions the firm to capture a large share of the e-discovery software market, which Gartner estimates will grow at 21% CAGR between 2008 and 2013 (DataQuest Insight: E-Discovery Software Marketplace Continues its High-Growth Pace, by Tom Eid, November 16, 2009). Gartner recently rated FTI Technology as a "strong positive" in the December 2009 MarketScope for E-Discovery Software Product Vendors report.

Seth Rierson assumes leadership of FTI Technology from David Remnitz, who has joined the FTI corporate team as Senior Managing Director/ Corporate Technology and Client Development. In his new role, Mr. Remnitz will help to develop major corporate client relationships, oversee special integration projects and advise on general corporate technology issues.

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