Fact Finding & Story Development
The quicker legal teams understand the key facts in a matter, the earlier they can use that knowledge to drive case strategy. The experienced team at FTI Consulting — lawyers and investigators with deep vertical industry expertise — applies in-depth research, innovative analytics technologies, and problem-solving skills to find key facts quickly and organize case themes to support the legal team’s strategic goals.
How We Help
We tailor our service offerings to meet your unique needs. Whether you need discrete research to assist with a specific issue or supporting research throughout the entire matter — from early case assessment through trial preparation — we can right-size the approach for you.
Legal teams regularly rely on production review to identify key documents.
Legal teams regularly rely on production review to identify key documents. Understanding the substance of a matter and developing case strategy cannot proceed until this process is complete. Our Find Facts Fast research service shifts the paradigm away from relying on document-intensive and costly reviews to identify key facts and develop case themes.
Our researchers analyze large data sets, leveraging sophisticated technology and proven workflows, to quickly identify important documents and themes. Legal teams are better prepared at each stage of a matter including settlement negotiations, presentations to the government, depositions, motion practice, and trial. The process can also be leveraged to identify potential issues in an internal audit before an investigation or litigation materializes. As the matter progresses, researchers can promptly answer follow-up questions as they arise.
In addition to finding key facts upfront, this process can also run in parallel to the traditional discovery process, permitting work to focus solely on complying defensibly on a timely and cost-efficient basis.
For busy legal teams, developing a strong and timely narrative that incorporates relevant facts can be a challenge,...
For busy legal teams, developing a strong and timely narrative that incorporates relevant facts can be a challenge, especially on complex and fast-moving matters. Our story development service provides core facts in a matter as identified in the documents, presented in a succinct storyline to help counsel develop and assess case strategy. Clients rely on this service as a natural complement to our Find Facts Fast research solution.
Story development services can include fact memos, witness summaries and chronologies. Our service is unique in that it provides highly skilled researchers, leveraging litigation experience and analytics expertise, to master the documents and provide legal teams with a strategic advantage.