FTI Consulting Grows Corporate Legal Advisory Team with Addition of Digital Transformation Expert
Washington, D.C., Oct. 17, 2023 — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced that the firm’s Technology segment has appointed Mike Ferrara as a Managing Director to provide legal technology expertise to clients and expand its corporate legal advisory capabilities.
Mr. Ferrara, who is based in Miami, has nearly two decades of experience advising organizations and legal departments through diverse, effective digital transformation initiatives. He brings extensive domain expertise in legal technology and has led initiatives across information lifecycle management, knowledge management, information governance, privacy operations, risk management, innovation and strategic technology implementations for many of the world’s largest legal departments. Mr. Ferrara has led current state assessments, guided future state roadmaps and built technical solutions for clients including Fortune 100 corporate law departments, Am Law 200 law firms and federal and state governments.
“As technology advancement continues to accelerate rapidly, many legal departments are grappling with understanding the landscape of technology that will truly meet their needs and how to implement it quickly and effectively,” said Sophie Ross, Global Chief Executive Officer of FTI Technology. “Because our team comprises some of the industry’s foremost legal technology experts who have hands-on experience with executing digital transformation projects, we’re uniquely positioned to help clients effectively evaluate, deploy and adopt impactful technology solutions. Mike’s addition to the team enhances this capability and allows us to grow our offerings as our clients’ technology challenges evolve.”
Prior to joining FTI Technology, Mr. Ferrara was part of a leadership team responsible for developing and growing a new legal technology and legal operations transformation practice within a Big Four consulting firm. He co-developed the practice’s first point of view on digital transformation for the legal function and supported adjacent offerings including information governance, document management, privacy and intelligent automation. He was also previously a senior leader in a high-end technology consulting practice dedicated to providing information governance solutions to Global 1000 corporations and Am Law 200 law firms.
Wafik Guirgis, Global Co-Lead of FTI Technology’s corporate legal department solutions, added, “Our corporate legal department offerings are acutely focused on helping general counsel and their teams drive increased value to the enterprise, through a combination of people, process and digital transformation. Strategic, holistic and measurable technology transformation is a key element of modernizing the legal department, and Mike’s expertise is directly aligned to leading clients in achieving that kind of impactful change. He has deep experience with a multitude of legal platforms and products and understands how to best leverage tools across functions, which will be instrumental in meeting a wide range of both our corporate and law firm clients’ needs.”
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Source: FTI Consulting, Inc.