Our History

From our beginnings in a small warehouse, we have grown to one of the pre-eminent consulting firms in the world. FTI Consulting has been a trusted advisor during some of the most memorable events in our recent history including landmark celebrity legal cases, international crises and disputed presidential elections. Our founders were pioneers who created solutions at the intersection of law, communications and technology, and today our teams of world-leading experts in their fields provide critical thinking about wide-ranging and far-reaching business and economic issues.




Forensic Technologies International Ltd. is founded by Dan Luczak in a small warehouse in Annapolis, Md. Luczak, a visionary with joint degrees in theatre and engineering, revolutionizes the presentation of technical courtroom evidence with computer models that help courtroom staff and jury members understand the technical merits of cases.

The State of Illinois hires the firm to determine the cause of a central telephone office fire and make recommendations to prevent future disasters.

Forensic Technologies International lands a product defect case in the construction industry that elevates the firms reputation as provider of complex technical investigations and litigation services.

The company provides courtroom graphics and jury consultation for the O.J. Simpson trial.

Forensic Technologies International goes public in May of 1996. Trading under the ticker symbol FTIC, the firm raises $11.1 million on the NASDAQ, becoming one of the first public litigation-support services companies.

Forensic Technologies International acquires LWG, which provides consulting services to property and casualty insurance claim adjusters and attorneys. The acquisition also expands the company's presence into Canada.

Forensic Technologies International changes its name to FTI Consulting.

The firm expands its investigation and research capabilities with the acquisition of S.E.A., Inc., and enters the financial disputes business with the acquisition of Klick, Kent and Allen, Inc. The company also purchases Kahn Consulting, a turnaround, restructuring, bankruptcy and forensic accounting practice.

FTI Consulting begins trading as a public company and is now on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol FCN.

The firm provides trial graphics and courtroom presentation technology for the landmark Bush vs. Gore case to resolve the disputed presidential election results.

As an outgrowth of a multi-district pharmaceutical case, the company forms its Technology practice, specializing in e-discovery solutions and software.

The company makes a major move into the corporate restructuring business with the acquisition of the business recovery services practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

The firm assists in the bankruptcy cases of Enron, WorldCom and Adelphia Communications.

The company acquires the economic consulting firm Lexecon and the Disputes Advisory Services business from KPMG.

The firm acquires Ten Eyck Associates, which specializes in Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigations and litigation.

The company has grown to 1,000 professionals located in 24 major U.S. cities and London.

Acquisition of litigation technology firm Ringtail Solutions Group (Ringtail) adds operations in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. The company acquires Cambio Health Solutions, a Tennessee-based hospital turnaround firm. The acquisition represents a major step in plans to deepen domain expertise in strategic industries.

The firm acquires the intellectual property practice of Stone Turn. The firm develops its first five-year plan. The goal is to double revenues from approximately $427 million to $1 billion in five years. FTI Consulting now works for 97 of the top 100 U.S. law firms, nine of the country's 10 largest banks and 66 Fortune 100 clients.

The company acquires Financial Dynamics (FD), a large, global strategic communications firm, diversifying the company's consulting capabilities and providing it with a significant presence outside the United States. The firm acquires International Risk, Ltd, forming the Global Risk and Investigations team in Asia.

The firm acquires Brower Kriz & Stynchcomb, which provides dispute, litigation and investigations services for the construction industry. The firm's Technology practice plays a substantial role in the Major League Baseball steroids investigation and acquires and G3 Ltd to expand its UK technology client base.

FTI Consulting enters the Latin American market with the acquisition of Holder International.

FTI Consulting achieves revenues of $1 billion — two years ahead of its five-year plan.

The company firm aids the investigation into the oil-for-food program bribery scandal tied to the Saddam Hussein regime.

FTI Consulting acquires Attenex Corporation, a leading e-discovery software provider, and Strategic Discovery, Inc., a provider of litigation discovery and records management. The firm enhances its presence in the United Kingdom with the acquisition of London-based Forensic Accounting LLP, and significantly expands its Construction Solutions services in the United Kingdom, Dubai and Abu Dhabi with the acquisition of Brewer Consulting.

The firm extends its construction industry and government contracts solutions with the acquisition of Rubino & McGeehin Consulting Group. Lexecon and Competition Policy Associates (COMPASS), two of the premier economic consulting firms in the world, combine to form Compass Lexecon, a wholly owned subsidiary of FTI Consulting, Inc.

The firm acquires CXO, L.L.C. an interim management and turnaround services firm.

FTI Consulting helps track down the ill-gotten gains of Bernie Madoff and serves on many of the largest, highest profile corporate restructurings of the year, including Lehman Brothers, General Motors and CIT.

The firm acquires FS Asia Advisory Limited, significantly expanding the company's corporate finance, restructuring and turnaround capabilities in Asia.

Revenues exceed $1.4 billion. Market capitalization approaches $2 billion.

FTI Consulting acquires various operations of LECG, adding approximately 200 professionals from Europe, Latin America and the United States.

The company now has offices in 24 countries on six continents and employs more than 3,800 people, including Nobel Laureate economists and government, corporate and financial players from around the world. Thirty percent reside outside the United States.

More than 20 percent of FTI Consulting revenues come from outside the United States. Revenues in Latin America grow by 24 percent, and total revenues in Asia and the Pacific more than double.

FTI Consulting has grown from 75 employees and $6 million in annual revenues in the United States in 1992 to become a global enterprise with more than 3,800 employees in 24 countries and $1.58 billion in revenues during 2012. More than 25 percent of FTI Consulting revenues come from outside the United States.

President and Chief Executive Officer, Jack B. Dunn, IV, is named one of Consulting Magazine's “Top 25 Consultants” for 2012. Mr. Dunn received the honor in the leadership category in recognition of his two decades of service to the Company, including 17 years as Chief Executive Officer.

The firm acquires KordaMentha (Qld) (KMQ), establishing its Corporate Finance/Restructuring practice in Australia.

FTI Consulting acquires Think First, bolstering its Health Solutions practice.

On December 16, the Company’s Board of Directors named Steven H. Gunby President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Gunby brings more than 30 years of strategic, operational and performance improvement experience in global management consulting.

Growth continued with $1.65 billion in revenues and more than 4,200 employees in 26 countries. Twenty-eight percent of revenues were generated internationally. Also, the firm invested $51.0 million in six acquisitions that expanded its service offering, geographic footprint or industry expertise.

The Company had “the most professionals by firm” on Who’s Who Legal List of Commercial Arbitration Expert Witnesses for the fourth consecutive year; remained the #1 crisis management firm in The Deal League Tables for the seventh consecutive year; and remained the #1 Communications Advisor in Mergermarket League Tables of PR Advisers in Global M&A deal volume.

On January 20th, Steven H. Gunby became President and CEO of FTI Consulting, bringing more than 30 years of strategic, operational and performance improvement experience to the firm. Joining Gunby on the executive management team on August 25th were David Johnson, Chief Financial Officer, Holly Paul, Chief Human Resources Officer and Paul Linton, Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer.

In 2014, FTI Consulting had “the most professionals by firm” on Who’s Who Legal List of Commercial Arbitration Expert Witnesses (fifth consecutive year); was named one of the Best Economics Firms in the World by Global Competition Review (ninth consecutive year); the firm’s Ringtail E-discovery Software was named to the “Leaders” Quadrant in Gartner’s “Magic Quadrant for E-discovery Software” report (second consecutive year); and the firm won the 2014 Operational Performance Spotlight Award from the Association of Management Consulting Firms.

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