Risk & Litigation

5 Questions Every Attorney Should Ask When Hunting for Hidden Assets

Jul 2017

5 Questions Every Attorney Should Ask When Hunting for Hidden Assets

Forensics investigator Thomas Fedorek details the steps for finding — and rooting out — a judgment-debtors’ assets after a court ruling.

Read Article

Digging Out of Trouble in a Cross-Border Deal?

May 2017

Digging Out of Trouble in a Cross-Border Deal?

How an Australian mining company’s swift action to resolve a financial crisis at its Latin American subsidiary saved the local business — and pleased investors.

Read Article

Huge Payoffs for Hackers Targeting the C-Suite

Apr 2017

Huge Payoffs for Hackers Targeting the C-Suite

Business Email Compromise is a highly sophisticated fraud costing businesses billions each year. Here’s how it works, and the strategies for risk-reduction and recovery executives must consider now.

Read Article

Too Big to Fail? The Major Financial Risk We Need to Examine Now

Apr 2017

Too Big to Fail? The Major Financial Risk We Need to Examine Now

This FTI Q&A explores the explosive growth of one of the safeguards of Dodd-Frank — central counterparties clearinghouses — and asks: have they become too big to protect the system?

Read Article

The Unknown Unknowns of Doing Business in India

Feb 2017

The Unknown Unknowns of Doing Business in India

India’s high-growth market is a pocket of optimism to global investors, but only those who can navigate the many quirks of the country’s business environment will find success. Here's what they need to know.

Read Article

Third-Party Vendors: Love ’Em or Leave ’Em

Oct 2016

Third-Party Vendors: Love ’Em or Leave ’Em

Banks are increasingly outsourcing services to third-party vendors, which introduces all kinds of business risks. Here’s how banks can get a grip on that relationship and manage the anxiety.

Read Article

Why Augmented Reality is Making the Insurance Industry’s Head Spin

Aug 2016

Why Augmented Reality is Making the Insurance Industry’s Head Spin

The explosive popularity of Pokémon GO and the risks it presents to users and developers has the insurance industry watching carefully.

Read Article

Before the Whistle Blows: Creating a Speak-up Culture at Work

Aug 2016

Before the Whistle Blows: Creating a Speak-up Culture at Work

Creating an environment in which employees feel empowered to speak up when they suspect wrongdoing starts at the top. It involves clear communications and creative thinking.

Read Article

Let’s Get Rio: There’s Money to Be Made in Brazil if You Know Where to Look

Jun 2016

Let’s Get Rio: There’s Money to Be Made in Brazil if You Know Where to Look

As odd as it may seem, Brazil’s economic and political crises offer reasons for optimism—and potential investment. This FTI infographic highlights four diamonds in the rough for investors.

Read Article

Customer Integration Risks in Insurance M&As

May 2016

Customer Integration Risks in Insurance M&As

Merging customer bases in an insurance M&A can bring great rewards. And great risks! Here’s what companies need to know.

Read Article

Quiz: How Vulnerable is the Power Grid to Cyber Attack?

Jul 2016

Quiz: How Vulnerable is the Power Grid to Cyber Attack?

It’s only a matter of time before the U.S. power grid comes under cyber attack by hostile nation-states or rogue hackers. Yet the electric utility industry is remarkably unprepared. What’s holding the industry back? Find out by taking our revealing true or false quiz.

Read Article

Social Media Analytics: The New Edge in Litigation

Apr 2016

Social Media Analytics: The New Edge in Litigation

The public's penchant for sharing connections and comments via social media is proving to be fertile ground in litigation support. Here's how social media analytics can unveil critical insights.

Read Article

Culture is King: Five Steps Managers Must Take to Drive Lasting Change within the Banking Industry

May 2016

Culture is King: Five Steps Managers Must Take to Drive Lasting Change within the Banking Industry

Financial services professionals are swamped by regulation after regulation in the effort to avoid the next big scandal. But good compliance processes can only take you so far in the highly scrutinized banking sector. A focus on corporate culture is the secret sauce to creating real change. How can you alter a company from the inside out?

Read Article

Due Diligence and Caution: The Keys to Investing in Iran

Mar 2016

Due Diligence and Caution: The Keys to Investing in Iran

Western businesses are rethinking the Islamic Republic of Iran now that two decades of restrictions are slowly being lifted. But how should companies proceed?

Read Article

Illiquid Investments in Cayman Islands Investment Funds

Jan 2016

Illiquid Investments in Cayman Islands Investment Funds

Some 11,000 investment funds are registered in the Cayman Islands, accounting for approximately half of the world's assets under management. When the 2008 financial crisis hit and global economies froze, approximately $175 billion was trapped in Cayman Islands funds that had become illiquid.

Read Article

The Yakuza: From Tattoos to Business Cards

Jan 2016

The Yakuza: From Tattoos to Business Cards

It's legal to be a mobster in Japan. Indeed, crime groups often list their headquarters in the phone book.

Read Article

MEMO TO PHARMA: Don’t Get Complacent (DSCSA Deadlines Loom)

Nov 2015

MEMO TO PHARMA: Don’t Get Complacent (DSCSA Deadlines Loom)

According to the World Health Organization ("WHO"), from 1 percent to 10 percent of drugs sold around the world today are counterfeits, and about 50 percent of medicines purchased ...

Read Article

Geopolitical Risk: The Butterfly Effect and Black Swans

Nov 2015

Geopolitical Risk: The Butterfly Effect and Black Swans

Multinational corporations typically have processes and systems in place to evaluate and deal with risks around the globe.

Read Article

Loose Links in the Asian Supply Chain

Aug 2015

Loose Links in the Asian Supply Chain

A few years ago, an Oregon woman bought a $29.99 Halloween decoration kit at a local Kmart. As she opened the box, a handwritten note from a Chinese prison inmate fell out. Scribbled in broken English...

Read Article

Why Data Deletion Makes Sense (and Dollars)

Jul 2015

Why Data Deletion Makes Sense (and Dollars)

The price of disks has been dropping for years. According to Gartner, the cost of disk storage per terabyte has been falling, too.

Read Article

The ROI of Compliance

Jun 2015

The ROI of Compliance

But with the enforcement of anti-corruption laws intensifying globally, that’s a plan that will weaken the compliance function – and hurt companies – at a time when it’s most needed.

Read Article

An Ounce of Prevention

Jun 2015

FTI Consulting frequently is engaged to conduct after-the- event investigations to identify assets, unravel major frauds and help resolve other crisis situations. These often are extensive (and expensive).

Read Article

Countering the Growing Threat of Cyber Blackmail

May 2015

Countering the Growing Threat of Cyber Blackmail

Extortion and blackmail have been around for centuries. Until recently, obtaining the hidden notes, secret plans and embarrassing photographs that were used to extract money from victims...

Read Article

FTI Consulting Risk Research Project

Jul 2015

FTI Consulting Risk Research Project

For decades, large North American- and European-based companies have made significant investments in emerging markets, and foreign direct investment (“FDI”) inflows lately have increased in developed, developing and transitional economies.

Read Article

Geomarket Risk Management

Apr 2015

Geomarket Risk Management

For many large corporations, forays into foreign markets have delivered mixed results. Gains in developing economies have been subpar even in periods of remarkable growth. Today, even those returns increasingly are threatened by heightened geopolitical risk, protective nationalistic economies and constrained capital markets.

Read Article

Getting Smarter About Corporate Intelligence

Mar 2015

Getting Smarter About Corporate Intelligence

In the public imagination, corporate intelligence gathering occupies a shadowy realm where business detectives use any method they can to dig up critical information. These methods, people believe, include honey traps, wiretapping phones and hacking into computer networks — whatever it takes to ferret out the secrets the detective’s client can use to gain a competitive advantage.

Read Article

Five Questions to Ask Before Your Next Healthcare Data Breach

Mar 2015

Five Questions to Ask Before Your Next Healthcare Data Breach

In early February 2015, Anthem, one of America’s largest health insurers, revealed that it had been attacked, with the personal information of some 80 million people exposed.

Read Article

Trends in International Arbitration

Feb 2015

Trends in International Arbitration

In an FTI Journal article we wrote in 2010 we noted a surge in claims in international arbitration arising from the global economic crisis but also identified some longer-term underlying drivers of dispute activity based on cross-border investment flows.

Read Article

The Lure of 'Like New'

Dec 2014

The Lure of 'Like New'

Remanufacturing is a process that returns a product to “like new” performance, with a similar or extended warranty to match. Remanufacturing can provide consumers with products that are up to 40 percent less costly than new products while significantly lessening the environmental impact of their production.

Read Article

Five Red Flags that Investors in Developing Economies Should Know

Dec 2014

Five Red Flags that Investors in Developing Economies Should Know

For one American hedge fund, there were many compelling reasons to invest in a U.S. software firm with significant operations in India — 1.3 billion of them, to be exact.

Read Article

Internal Investigations: Revealing The Core Of Corruption

Nov 2014

Internal Investigations: Revealing The Core Of Corruption

An internal investigation of fraud, bribery and other types of malfeasance often is difficult to conduct and can be disruptive to business operations.

Read Article

A State of Siege: Gangs, Drugs, and Violence in Central and Latin America

Nov 2014

A State of Siege: Gangs, Drugs, and Violence in Central and Latin America

Between October 2013 and July 2014, 52,000 children fleeing gang violence in Central America and Latin America were apprehended at the U.S. border.

Read Article

The Politics of Business

Aug 2014

The Politics of Business

After decades of scandals—from Enron to the 2008 financial crisis— corporations have found themselves squarely in the political limelight. Business strategies, actions and behaviors are increasingly subject to oversight and regulatory scrutiny.

Read Article

Cross-Border Investigations

Jul 2014

Cross-Border Investigations

At the 2014 American Bar Association’s National Institute on Internal Corporate Investigations and In-House Counsel, co-sponsored by FTI Consulting, the panel discussion “Trends in Cross-Border Investigations” featured Veeral Gosalia, Senior Managing Director in FTI Consulting’s Technology segment.

Read Article

Let the Brazilian Compliance Games Begin!

Jun 2014

Let the Brazilian Compliance Games Begin!

As Brazil prepares to host the June 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics, the country’s recently enacted anti-corruption law presents a host of compliance challenges to domestic and foreign businesses participating in the preparations.

Read Article

A Catch-22 in Asian eDiscovery

Jun 2014

A Catch-22 in Asian eDiscovery

In defending themselves in lawsuits and government investigations, companies easily can violate Asian data protection laws. The consequences are steep fines and even criminal prosecution.

Read Article

When Is a Payment a Bribe?

Mar 2014

When Is a Payment a Bribe?

A recent panel hosted by Corporate Board Member and FTI Consulting took a deep dive beneath the turbulent seas of global regulatory compliance and asked what a good compliance program really looks like for businesses, large and small, operating in a variety of jurisdictions.

Read Article

Searching for Value: Equity Market Valuations Home and Away

Feb 2014

Searching for Value: Equity Market Valuations Home and Away

U.S. equity markets have bounced back, and market valuation metrics now appear stretched even as prospective returns on investment are being compressed. Are U.S. equities overvalued?

Read Article

INSIDE THE BUSIEST PATENT COURT IN AMERICA

Feb 2014

INSIDE THE BUSIEST PATENT COURT IN AMERICA

More than 1,700 patent infringement cases were filed in the Eastern District of Texas in 2013. That’s more than in any other district in the United States.

Read Article

BANKS IN THE CROSSHAIRS

Jan 2014

BANKS IN THE CROSSHAIRS

It’s monumentally difficult for banks to ensure that they’re not being used by money launderers, terrorists, and other assorted bad guys. But governments increasingly are asking them to do just that, and punishing them severely when they fail. How can banks track customers and regulate transactions more effectively and cost-efficiently?

Read Article

Is “Business Ethics” an Oxymoron?

Feb 2014

Is “Business Ethics” an Oxymoron?

Scandals. Fines. Show trials. These days, just doing business can appear almost criminal. While government-imposed regulation can soothe the public’s ire, it can also create burdensome costs and competitive disadvantages. To survive, businesses must perform reputational due diligence and create self-policing organizational cultures.

Read Article

When Your Taxes Are Everybody's Business

Nov 2013

When Your Taxes Are Everybody's Business

For a long time, when enterprises thought of taxes, it primarily was in terms of determining, paying and limiting them. Questioned about tax policies, the typical corporate response has been to say that the organization is complying with the law and is fulfilling its responsibilities to its shareholders.

Read Article

Not Your Father's Proxy Fight

Nov 2013

Not Your Father's Proxy Fight

In the energy and industrial sectors, activist funds are having more success re-making boards and influencing corporate strategies than ever before. Size is no defense; performance is no defense. The only real defense is a response plan that assumes your company eventually will become a target.

Read Article

Empower Your IRO

Sep 2013

Empower Your IRO

The risk of losing touch with investors increases with business and market complexity. In this environment, the role of investor relations (IR) needs to be strategic.

Read Article

The Big Steal

Sep 2013

The Big Steal

In a recent White House speech, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder quoted a security professional who quipped that "there are only two categories of companies affected by trade secret theft: those that know they’ve been compromised, and those that don’t."

Read Article

In Any Event

Sep 2013

In Any Event

The hurricane is not the risk. The risk is that the hurricane will disrupt your business. There’s not much you can do about the hurricane; there’s a lot you can do to make sure your business can recover.

Read Article

Nowhere to Hide

Jul 2013

Nowhere  to Hide

With the U.S. government cracking down on Medicare fraud, self-screening offers a smart way for healthcare providers to assess and reduce their risks.

Read Article

Stronger Economy Brings New Worries: Managing Legal Risks in 2013

Jul 2013

Stronger Economy Brings New Worries: Managing Legal Risks in 2013

The results of the FTI Consulting 2013 Law and the Boardroom Study, conducted with Corporate Board Member magazine.

Read Article

Overcoming Foreign Direct Investment’s Political Hurdles

Jul 2013

Overcoming Foreign Direct Investment’s Political Hurdles

In 2012, the Canadian government approved a controversial merger and acquisition deal that many expected legislators would reject.

Read Article

2013 Latin America Public Security Index

Jun 2013

2013 Latin America Public Security Index

Due to its relatively strong growth over the past years, Latin America has made some advancement as a whole in social inclusion, as well as in the fight against crime, in certain countries, leading to an improvement in public security. Growth slowed somewhat in 2012 and, at the beginning of 2013, lagged behind other emerging markets. However, growth in Latin America still is ahead of the developed world, and the region is more stable now than it has been in many decades.

Read Article

Hit Product Pirates Where it Hurts

May 2013

Hit Product Pirates Where it Hurts

As product packages have grown more sophisticated, packaging and label companies have become key high-value players in counterfeit supply chains. By targeting these counterfeit manufacturers rather than the street-level retailers, companies have a better chance of putting a major dent in counterfeiting operations and preventing counterfeit goods from reaching the market.

Read Article

Start Me Up

Apr 2013

Start Me Up

Challenges to the U.S. patent system, judicial activism, and the need for litigation reform — A discussion with Chief Judge Rader of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Read Article

Corporate Anonymity

Apr 2013

Corporate Anonymity

Who really owns that business? The pros and cons of concealed company ownership.

Read Article

Don’t Cover Up, Fess Up!

Mar 2013

Don’t Cover Up, Fess Up!

Companies can avoid or reduce massive Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) fines through voluntary remedial conduct and disclosures to the DOJ and SEC.

Read Article

The Realities of the New UK Bribery Act

Mar 2013

The Realities of the New UK Bribery Act

Research by FTI Consulting reveals that far too many managers are either unaware of the UK Bribery Act that criminalizes bribery, or surprisingly, willing to break the law to win business.

Read Article

Latin America Security Index

Nov 2012

Latin America Security Index

In recent years, multinational corporations have stepped up their investments in emerging markets in order to take advantage of the more rapid growth rates and increasing consumer purchasing power.

Read Article

Sue Or Be Sued

Dec 2011

Legal actions against global corporations are surging across the map, with every kind of company facing suits from regulators, shareholders, employees and competitors.

Read Article

On The Same Page

Nov 2010

On The Same Page

After acquisition, buyers and sellers must do some heavy lifting to ensure that each party holds up its end of the bargain.

Read Article

Dispute Resolution in the Global Economy

Apr 2010

Dispute Resolution in the Global Economy

Global investment trends are causing a significant rise in international arbitration cases. FTI looks at the factors that contribute to success in this little known world.

Read Article

View more articles in
Aerospace & Defense
View more articles in
Agriculture
View more articles in
Automotive
View more articles in
Construction
View more articles in
Energy & Chemicals
View more articles in
Environmental
View more articles in
Financial Services
View more articles in
Government & Public Contracts
View more articles in
Healthcare & Life Sciences
View more articles in
Hospitality, Gaming & Leisure
View more articles in
Information Technology
View more articles in
Insurance
View more articles in
Media & Entertainment
View more articles in
Mining
View more articles in
Real Estate
View more articles in
Retail
View more articles in
Telecommunications
View more articles in
Transportation
View more articles in
Communications & Reputation
View more articles in
Economics & Policy
View more articles in
Global Trade
View more articles in
Management & Leadership
View more articles in
Regulation & Governance
View more articles in
Restructuring & Turnaround
View more articles in
Risk & Litigation
View more articles in
Technology & Data

About the FTI Journal

FTI Journal offers deep and engaging insights to contextualize the issues that matter. With a global lens, the publication explores topics that will impact the risks your business faces and its reputation. It’s the go-to source for the actionable advice you need to solve complex problems.

Read more about the FTI Journal