FTI Consulting Launches Electricity Consulting Group

Jim Drzemiecki and Tanya Bodell to lead FTI advisory services focused on the electric power sector

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug 30, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced that Jim Drzemiecki and Tanya Bodell have joined the company's Economic Consulting practice to form the Electricity Consulting Group. The new group will provide strategic and tactical advisory services to both established and emerging businesses operating or investing in the electric power sector.

Mr. James H. Drzemiecki, formerly of Charles River Associates (CRA), has joined FTI as a Senior Managing Director to head the Electricity Consulting Group. Mr. Drzemiecki has over 30 years of experience in advising industry leaders in the electric power sector on a variety of issues associated with creation of shareholder value. Mr. Drzemiecki previously spent six years at Trans-Elect -- the first independent transmission company to successfully implement a regulated transmission project in the United States -- as its Vice President of Acquisitions, Rates and Regulation. Prior to Trans-Elect, Mr. Drzemiecki advised electricity and gas clients as a consultant at several established professional services firms.

Ms. Tanya Bodell, also formerly with CRA, has joined the Electricity Consulting Group as a Managing Director. Ms. Bodell has over 15 years of experience providing business advisory and expert support to electric power sector clients. Ms. Bodell writes a regular column for Electric Light & Power (http://www.elp.com/) and frequently presents at industry conferences.? She is a MIT Sloan Fellow with a Masters in Business Administration and has an advanced degree in Public Policy from the University of Chicago.

"The addition of Mr. Drzemiecki and Ms. Bodell to what is already a strong group of energy specialists adds depth to our electricity expertise, and enhances our ability to deliver strategic consulting services to our clients in the electric power industry," said John Klick, Senior Managing Director and head of FTI's Economic Consulting segment. "With the addition of the Electricity Consulting Group, FTI's expanded team of experts is in a position to advise its clients on a broad range of issues of critical importance to the US electricity sector as it evolves toward competitive markets, clean energy, and the implementation of new technologies."

Mr. Drzemiecki stated: "Investors face unprecedented times in terms of the opportunities that exist for investment in the electric power sector. This is especially true in the areas of infrastructure and new technology. Tanya and I look forward to working in close collaboration with our FTI colleagues who specialize in consulting to the energy industry."

Dom Di Napoli, FTI Consulting's Chief Operating Officer, stated: "Hundreds of billions of dollars will be invested in clean energy technology and US electricity industry infrastructure over the next ten years. FTI now has a seasoned team able to advise investors and new entrants in this sector on investment opportunities, target identification, transaction support and regulatory strategy."

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 approximately 3,400 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 http://www.fticonsulting.com/.

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