FTI Consulting, Inc. Announces Availability of Attenex® to Ringtail® Connector
New tool, the Ringtail® A2R™Connector, allows law firms and corporations to seamlessly use Attenex® Patterns® E-Discovery Software and Ringtail® Legal 2005™ in tandem during electronic discovery
New York, NY - August 21, 2007
FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced the availability of the Ringtail A2R Connector to integrate two complementary and widely-used e-discovery applications, Attenex Patterns and Ringtail® Legal 2005™ litigation technology. The Ringtail A2R Connector will take email and electronic documents, which have been processed and reviewed in Attenex Patterns, and migrate those documents into Ringtail Legal 2005 for case management and/or production. The Ringtail A2R Connector creates a repeatable and auditable means to leverage the power of two essential applications during the electronic discovery process, thus saving companies valuable time and money.
Developed by FTI Consulting, the wizard-like Ringtail A2R Connector provides a step-by-step graphical interface to guide users through the process of exporting email, electronic files, metadata and attorney work product from Attenex Patterns to Ringtail Legal 2005. As a result, the Ringtail A2R Connector offers corporations and law firms with a process that is simple, seamless, repeatable and auditable.
“Attenex Patterns has a proven track record with our clients for dramatically reducing the cost and time associated with review, and clients have also benefited from Ringtail Legal 2005's advanced searching, document security, coding, redaction, and production capabilities,” said Joe Looby, senior managing director at FTI Consulting. “The Ringtail A2R Connector combines two of today's most powerful and widely used e-discovery technologies into one unified solution.”
“Ringtail and Attenex Patterns provide corporations and their law firms with a solid foundation for creating an efficient and repeatable e-discovery process,” said Mike Kinnaman, vice president of marketing for Attenex. “The A2R Connector enables customers to combine two of the industry's most powerful software applications into a best-of-class solution for internal investigations, legal discovery and regulatory response. Together, Ringtail and Attenex Patterns give legal teams a complete solution for effectively analyzing, processing, reviewing and producing information with technology that has been proven on hundreds of legal matters.”
According to Jo Anne Holmes, e-DAT Manager for K&L Gates, having the ability to connect existing Ringtail Legal 2005 and Attenex applications is invaluable when it comes to the discovery process. “Not only does the Ringtail A2R Connector allow us to maximize the two electronic discovery technologies in our newly combined firm, it also provides us with a more powerful application to offer our clients to improve the speed and efficiency of the document review process,” Holmes commented.
“The Ringtail A2R Connector gives us more flexibility and the ability to customize our data flow when transferring metadata and documents to Ringtail. The tool makes sense from the perspective of an Attenex Patterns user and is very intuitive,” added Chris Dahl, e-DAT Support Specialist Lead at K&L Gates. “It's a major advantage to us in terms of both time and efficiency when moving documents from Attenex Patterns to Ringtail.”
The primary benefits firms will derive from the A2R Connector include:
A complete audit trail for sensitive corporate data from processing through to production;
Automation of data conversion from the Attenex Patterns database format to the Ringtail Legal 2005 format;
The ability to create standardized and repeatable e-discovery and document review processes with the industry's leading applications. FTI Consulting is a leading Attenex Advantage™ partner. FTI provides law firms and corporations a secure, managed hosting environment for matters in Attenex Patterns in addition to end-to-end electronic discovery consulting.
About Ringtail® Legal 2005™
Ringtail® Legal 2005™ technology from FTI Consulting, Inc. enables fast and efficient document review in over 200 languages – delivering substantial time and cost savings to attorneys and investigators working on large, complex matters. The web-based litigation support technology scales to handle hundreds of users, thousands of cases and millions of documents. Ringtail Legal 2005 direct installations and ASP-hosted sites including leading AmLaw 100 law firms, international government agencies and Fortune 100 litigation practice groups. For more on Ringtail Legal 2005, please visit www.ftiringtail.com.
About FTI Consulting, Inc.
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 more than 2,200 professionals 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.
FTI, FTI CONSULTING, RINGTAIL, and RINGTAIL LEGAL are trademarks of FTI Consulting, Inc.
Attenex and Patterns are registered trademarks of Attenex Corporation, and Attenex Advantage is a trademark of Attenex Corporation.
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