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Kathryn McCarthy is a senior managing director in the FTI Consulting Technology practice and is based in Washington, D.C. She has over 18 years of experience in the legal industry with a special focus on Second Request antitrust investigations and electronic discovery processes. Over the course of her career, she has managed electronic discovery responses for over 40 second requests, and is an expert in optimizing electronic discovery software, workflow and legal professionals to ensure excellence in delivery for legal clients.
On behalf of global companies in financial services, pharmaceuticals, high tech and manufacturing, Ms. McCarthy has handled the entire electronic discovery process. As an example, on a recent antitrust engagement, she negotiated the discovery protocols with the government, worked with clients to identify relevant data, and developed and managed the discovery budget and workflows, including the foreign language review conducted in Asia. She also trained corporate counsel in Asia on the required workflow.
In addition to her antitrust and electronic discovery process expertise, Ms. McCarthy regularly manages and advises on issues relating to global data privacy laws. She has led global electronic discovery investigations in response to U.S. States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) matters, requiring an in-depth understanding of data privacy laws and practical knowledge for coordinating the appropriate technology, staff and budget to respond in compliance to these laws.
Prior to joining FTI, Ms. McCarthy held the position of Counsel for Simpson Thacher. Her responsibilities included maximizing efficiencies in the handling of substantial discovery projects. She routinely negotiated and implemented electronic discovery protocols with both governmental agencies and private parties. She supervised all aspects of the electronic discovery process on behalf of clients, from legal holds and data retrieval managing and monitoring productivity and accuracy of review attorneys operating under extremely tight deadlines.
Ms. McCarthy earned a BA in Economics from Villanova University and a law degree, cum laude, from Albany Law School where she was an editor of its Law Review. She is admitted to practice in New York and Washington, D.C. She speaks regularly on various topics related to antitrust and electronic discovery.