C ASE STUDYInternal Investigation by Large, Public CompanyAccelerated by Software & Services from FTIChallengeA large, public company was facing a potential antitrust matter, and needed to conduct an Challenge:internal audit of its data to assess risk and develop a legal strategy. Due to the matter’ssensitivity, the company required that all the information remain at its headquarters, but Internal audit for potential antitrustthey did not have the necessary in-house tools to conduct processing and legal review. matter, requiring all info to remain at client’s headquarters.Due to the required quick turnaround, the company immediately turned to its trustede-discovery partner, FTI Technology, to assist with processing as well as first- andsecond-pass review. The company selected FTI’s powerful processing, document review and Solution:production software for the legal review. This included the software’s analytics features, FTI Software and professionalswhich provide data mining for dissecting large data sets, metadata and content analysis, deployed on-site for secure andand also concept clustering and visual review. Some of the unique elements of this matter rapid analysis.included:■■ On-site■software■and■services:■The information could not leave the company’s Results: headquarters nor the control of its IT team, necessitating a software and services package to be deployed on-site. Fast and cost-effective data assessment that helped develop■■ Short■timeframe:■While the investigation did not have a pre-set external deadline, a possible legal strategy. antitrust action loomed, forcing the company to understand its data as quickly as possible.SolutionArmed with laptops loaded with FTI’s e-discovery software, FTI professionals traveled to the company’s headquarters and partneredwith the company’s legal and IT teams to deliver the software, services and consulting to ensure a cost-effective and timely review. Keycomponents included:■■ Secure■control■of■data■at■company■headquarters: With all of the necessary software available on laptops, the legal team had immediate, secure and on-site access to an industry-leading legal review tool without incurring any additional IT or budgetary burdens.■■ De-duplication,■processing■and■culling■of■data: After removing over 80,000 files from the servers, FTI professionals partnered with the company’s IT department to remove nearly two- thirds of the files and documents through de-duplication and other processing techniques. With additional culling, the roughly 30,000 documents were further reduced by half for legal review.■■ Concept■extraction,■visualization■and■legal■review: With the software’s analytics features, the in-house reviewers quickly navigated the data set and identified the key concepts and custodians during first-pass review. Important documents were then coded for a second- pass review by senior counsel.■■ On-site■project■management■and■budget■control:■With FTI professionals on-site to help project manage the entire process, the company received weekly status reports on the budget as well as review progress.