FTI Consulting has marked the new year by entering into a partnership with analytics software company Brainspace.
The start of the new decade offers an opportunity to look back at the progress made in the past 10 years. You will be glad to know that I have no such ambitions, being more interested in the next decade than the last.
There are a couple of elements, however, that are worth mentioning in this context. One is that FTI Consulting’s technology segment was a big player in eDiscovery at the beginning of the decade and remains so now, while Brainspace barely existed 10 years ago. FTI Technology was and is a consulting company which, until recently, owned its own first-rate discovery software, Ringtail. That perhaps obscured the fact that FTI Technology was always willing to use the best tools for the job in hand. Brainspace’s claim to rank among the best tools is justified by the number and quality of those who work with it.
By selling Ringtail to Nuix, FTI retained its access to Ringtail, but made it more evident that it was unconstrained in choosing tools to offer to clients. It has done this most notably with RelativityOne; its new partnership with Brainspace gives it access to some of the most advanced analytics available.
In FTI’s press release about the new partnership, Senior Managing Director Daryl Teshima said
we take a client-centric approach to technology, ensuring our team can offer each client the perfect combination of best of breed tools, customized workflows and expert guidance. Brainspace has been on the leading edge of data analytics and AI for more than a decade. Its addition to our technology stack will bolster our offerings to help legal teams make faster, smarter and more accurate decisions about their data.
The context is FTI Technology’s eDiscovery managed services offering which includes a range of analytics and eDiscovery applications for early case assessment, investigations, document review and other use cases. It can now look to Brainspace for capabilities such as:
Duplicate detection and email threading
Continuous multimodal learning
Dean Kuhlman, VP of Sales at Brainspace, paid tribute to FTI Technology’s reputation as an eDiscovery solution provider saying “The combination of our powerful platform with FTI Technology’s deep expertise and global reach will make it easier for legal teams to surface key concepts quickly and navigate their e-discovery challenges at scale.”