FTI Consulting Partners with the National Portrait Gallery

Partnership opens up access to the arts through the launch of 'Late Shift' and explores a shared expertise in forensic analysis

LONDON, May 13, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced that it has partnered with the National Portrait Gallery in London, home of the UK's portraiture collection of great leaders, innovators and thinkers both past and present.

The partnership will see the launch of a new evening programme, 'Late Shift', which will help in broadeningaccess to the arts in London, particularly for those unable to visit the gallery during daytime opening hours, by supporting a rich programme of activitywhen the gallery stays open late on Thursday and Friday evenings. It also brings together a shared passion and expertise in forensics where source, technology, expertise and intuition play a key role in uncovering the truth for both the National Portrait Gallery and FTI Consulting.

Improved and enhanced evening programme

Supported by FTI Consulting, the National Portrait Gallery's 'Late Shift' will enable the public to visit the Gallery after work hours to take in art, culture, food and drink in a sociable setting. The programme will offer talks, music, special events and access to the Gallery's collection and exhibitions in a unique environment. FTI Consulting will also host a series of thought leading events throughout the year offering the opportunity to meet leaders of today and explore parallels with great historical leaders and innovators and how that is reflected through portraiture .

With more than 425 employees in the United Kingdom and approximately 3,500 around the globe, FTI Consulting works daily with business leaders to provide critical advice for their most critical business issues.

Jack Dunn, FTI's President and Chief Executive Officer, said:

"FTI Consulting's partnership with the National Portrait Gallery runs far deeper than providing support for the exciting new Late Shift initiative. As we grow our European business, we are delighted to be partnering with an institution that celebrates the leaders and innovators that have shaped British and European history and culture.

"In the arts world, as well as in the areas of evidence-based consulting in which we operate, a detailed and expert analysis of chains of evidence is critical in uncovering authenticity. Our consultants are leaders in their field, and I hope that many of them will be able to share that expertise with the team at the National Portrait Gallery, the foremost centre for the study of portraiture."

Sandy Nairne, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, London, said:

"The Late Shift is a great way to experience the National Portrait Gallery - as intriguing, active and informative. There is much overlap between the creative skills deployed by ourselves at the Gallery and the experts at FTI on a daily basis. We are very pleased to extend our work in partnership with FTI Consulting, helping more Londoners discover fascinating histories and inspiring people on their doorsteps."

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 www.fticonsulting.com.

About the National Portrait Gallery, London

The National Portrait Gallery in London was founded in 1856 and houses the finest collection of portraits in the world. The Gallery aims to promote the appreciation and understanding of portraiture in all media, offering a unique and enthralling insight into the men and women who have shaped British history and culture from the Middle Ages to the present day.

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