FTI Consulting Announces Strategic Appointments to Its Technology and Corporate Finance Practices
Baltimore, MD - November 8, 2007
FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value today announced the appointment of two key e-discovery specialists to its Technology segment, and the return of a Senior Managing Director to its Corporate Finance segment. Scott Cooper has joined as a Senior Managing Director in the Technology segment working in the Los Angeles office. Charles R. Morgan has joined FTI as a Managing Director in the Technology segment working in the Atlanta office. David R. Williams, who joined FTI Consulting briefly in connection with the company's acquisition of PricewaterhouseCoopers' Business Recovery Services division in 2002, returns to FTI after pursuing opportunities in the private equity arena. Mr. Williams will focus his efforts on the financial services industry, with an emphasis on providing restructuring, due diligence and valuation consulting services.
“Scott is a seasoned business advisor with a strong track record of successfully serving and addressing clients' needs in electronic discovery and computer forensics matters. In this fast-moving field his time-tested industry knowledge will seamlessly compliment our existing talent pool in the FTI Technology segment,” said Dominic DiNapoli, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “Scott is an established computer data expert and investigator with over 25 years of experience consulting with clients, and Charles brings a rich history as general counsel of major corporations and as a partner in an international law firm. FTI is pleased to welcome them to our ever expanding team of trusted advisors.”
“We are also pleased to welcome back David Williams to the FTI team,” added DiNapoli. “David's distinctive expertise in the financial services industry will help us to continue to deliver senior-level counsel to our clients facing business challenges and further enhance our leading footprint in the restructuring services sector worldwide.”
Scott Cooper, Senior Managing Director in the FTI Technology segment will be working out of FTI's Los Angeles office. Most recently, as co-founder and managing director at INSYNC Consulting Group, he provided strategic counsel to law firms on cases involving computer data, electronic forensics and compliance with the recently revised Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. His areas of expertise include the tactical strategies, preservation, discovery, production, authentication, analysis and expert reporting of computer data involving both structured and unstructured data such as emails, documents, accounting records and evidentiary forensic computer data. Prior to his three decades at INSYNC, Mr. Cooper was a practitioner at KPMG Peat Marwick in management consulting and information services.
Mr. Cooper will serve to represent and manage FTI's Electronic Evidence Consulting practice in the Western United States and focus on helping clients identify, preserve, and collect electronically stored information relevant to investigations and lawsuits through the utilization of accepted and proven methodologies dealing with electronic data and forensic investigations.
An established and experienced technology expert, skilled in both information technology theory and practice, Scott is a recognized consultant, speaker and author of numerous articles that have been published in noted trade publications.
In Federal and State courts, Mr. Cooper is a certified expert witness and has also been designated as a special master and court-appointed referee. He is a board member and officer in the Los Angeles branch of the High Tech Crime Investigation Association and a member of the Los Angeles branch of the Electronic Crimes Task Force. His client list includes various branches of the federal government including the U.S. Department of Justice, major law firms and corporations. He was instrumental in client successes in the landmark Federal precedent-setting case of Medtronic v Michelson, as well as numerous other ground-breaking cases involving evidence preservation and production standards.
Charles R. Morgan
Charles R. Morgan joins FTI as a Managing Director residing in our Atlanta office. Recently, Mr. Morgan served as executive vice president and general counsel at On-Site E-Discovery, Inc. and The Partners Group. He spent six years at BellSouth Corporation as executive vice president and general counsel. While managing a staff of over 500, including 240 attorneys, he oversaw all legal affairs of the company, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, litigation, regulatory, corporate governance, international, labor and employment, contracts, FCPA and Sarbanes-Oxley. He also served as chair of the corporate compliance policy board. Mr. Morgan has held senior legal positions at Chiquita Brands International, Inc., Kraft Foods, Inc., and Household International, Inc. He has engaged in private practice with Mayer, Brown in Chicago and Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York. Mr. Morgan currently serves as Chairman of the Corporate E-Discovery Forum.
David R. Williams
Mr. Williams has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, assisting debtors, creditors and stakeholders with a wide array of restructuring and strategy issues, investment banking, plans of reorganization, valuation services, profit enhancement, expense resolution, litigation, receiverships, fraud investigations, expert witness testimony and transaction-related support services. While with PwC, he was a member of the Financial Advisory Services Global Leadership Board with the responsibility of leading its Financial Services industry efforts.
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 2,300 professionals 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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