Regulatory Investigations & Litigation
Defending against and complying with requests involved in regulatory scrutiny and resulting litigation is complex — it requires technical, economic and legal knowledge, due diligence expertise, and knowing how to minimize risk. Investigations initiated by regulatory agencies that oversee antitrust and competition matters often involve requests for information, including in the merger context both voluntary and Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Second Requests, Canadian Supplemental Information Requests and European Phase II Merger Control investigations. Requests often entail massive data sets, multiple custodians and global locations. FTI Consulting helps clients prepare for, comply with or defend against regulatory actions and resulting litigation in global jurisdictions.
How We Help
The stakes cannot be higher for an organization that has not responded promptly or sufficiently to a government regulator across all aspects of an inquiry — a large fine or even a failed merger. Companies and law firms that want to manage their success engage our designated Second Request teams as their tested and proven guide through this process. We have deep experience with the relevant regulatory bodies and a vetted Second Request playbook that incorporates our leading-edge technology and workflows. We know how to gather and analyze the information needed and to refine the focus of an investigation, contributing to the best possible outcomes. And we combine this experience with the flexibility and ingenuity necessary to handle the unique characteristics and specific needs of your effort. These same skills apply to a wide array of e-discovery needs in government inquiry and litigation.
Our firm’s experience and technology help ensure timely and accurate submissions to antitrust or other regulators every time on all aspects of an inquiry. When you partner with us, you benefit from our:
- End-to-end services. Starting with initial meetings with legal teams to determine the scope and format of the project, our team then develops and executes review workflows within required deadlines. Also, we perform complex data collection, processing and hosting and multiparty production throughout the life of the project. We are also well versed in the latest data requirements from specific regulatory agencies, including deduplication methodology, predictive coding, advanced analytics and keyword generation.
- Innovative use of software and solutions. Whatever your preferred e-discovery platform, we have the technical expertise and capability to leverage it to provide a flexible and cost-effective solution for your Second Request or other requests. Our team is experienced with a broad range of legal review software and can use your platform’s data analytics and predictive coding functionality to quickly find relevant documents. If appropriate, we can also utilize our own analytics software to supplement any software to streamline and shorten the review time.
- Global team. Our expertise in regulatory investigations and litigation matters comes from our teams of experts in mergers and acquisitions, investigations and economics. We have a senior team of authorities in Second Request law and procedure, technology experts, and multilingual reviewers based around the globe. Both our U.S. and non-U.S. jurisdiction services include non-English language review and navigation of local regulations and customs. We have established relationships with relevant regulatory bodies built from the sheer number of projects and successful outcomes we’ve managed for clients. Our commitment to collaboration, visibility and superior communication with all parties involved, combined with our nuanced understanding of each step of the regulatory process, makes our team unrivaled in the space.