FTI Consulting bolsters tech team in Japan with two key appointments

17 March 2020 Consultancy.asia

FTI Consulting has boosted its in e-discovery, digital forensics and information governance capabilities in Japan with two new appointments: Suguru Yoshida and Daisuke Nakajima.

Global advisory FTI Consulting has expanded its technology segment in Japan with the appointments of Daisuke Nakajima and Suguru Yoshida and as respectively director and senior director based out of Tokyo. Together they bring around a quarter of a century of experience in forensics and e-discovery, with the pair crossing from global legal services firm Epiq.

Tapped to lead FTI’s local Technology division, Yoshida prior to joining Epiq as a director in 2017 spent three and a half years at PwC, where he served as a manager for the Big Four firm’s forensic technology solutions practice with a focus on cross-border fraud investigations and e-discovery projects for international regulatory litigations. Earlier, he spent three at Kroll.

According to his bio, Yoshida has in addition to supporting internal compliance investigations provided information governance consulting services to global companies based in Japan to aid them in resolving governance issues through the use of advanced data classification technologies and accelerating cloud platform adoptions, as well as through other tailored technology solutions.

Suguru Yoshida (senior director) and Daisuke Nakajima (director) - FTI Consulting Japan

Nakajima meanwhile crosses to FTI Consulting after nearly six years at Eqip, most recently as a director after having joined as a manager of business development for e-discovery solutions Previously, he spent four years with Equip predecessor JI2, in the area of specialised e-discovery solution sales for Japanese corporations, and holds a BSc from Hawaiian Pacific University.

During his career, Nakajima – who will serve as a Director of Business Development in his new role at FTI – has gained deep experience in assisting clients with complex cross-border disputes and investigations, with expertise in areas such as Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations, International Trade Commission disputes, arbitration and patent infringement litigation.

“Suguru and Daisuke bring an in-depth knowledge of technology-assisted document review and analytics that helps clients develop efficient workflows to meet tight deadlines in the most cost-effective manner,” said FTI’s Asia Pacific technology segment leader Veeral Gosalia, a Senior Managing Director who has been at the firm for close to the past two decades (via Deloitte).

Gosalia continued: “Japanese companies are increasingly finding themselves facing complex e-discovery and information governance issues, particularly for companies that conduct business in the U.S. or Europe and are the subject of regulatory oversight.” FTI Consulting has been enhancing its discovery capacity in East Asia of late, including 2019 recruit Christopher Marks.