David Grant is a Senior Managing Director in FTI Consulting’s Technology segment and is based in New York. Mr. Grant focuses on planning and managing discovery strategies for and across major litigations involving large data volumes, tight deadlines, and international data collection, on the use of machine learning and visual analytics to build case knowledge and reduce discovery costs, and on discovery readiness projects involving proactive planning for ongoing litigation needs. His understanding of both substantive client goals and the technical side of discovery enable him to provide experienced strategic leadership in complex litigation matters and readiness projects.
Mr. Grant has been involved in the legal industry for more than 15 years, and has worked on a wide range of matters including multiple Hart-Scott-Rodino second requests, international cartel investigations, Securities class actions, large-scale commercial litigation, and a number of product liability MDLs. As an early example, he played key roles in the electronic discovery processes attendant the HP/Compaq and Oracle/PeopleSoft mergers, managing the combined resources of the corporations, law firms, subcontractors and multiple processing vendors to assure timely completion of the projects. Mr. Grant recently also managed the team assisting a major automotive company facing multiple product liability litigations and investigations with tens of millions of pages under review, and is currently leading a number of FCPA-related international matters for major corporations.
Mr. Grant leads FTI Technology’s predictive coding and visual analytics practice, and routinely advises clients on best practices in this area including around technology application, appropriate workflows, and substantive and statistical confirmation of the results. He has also led international best practices engagements assessing the technology, human and physical resources for electronic discovery of large law firms, suggesting ways in which these firms could further excel and laying the foundation for dramatic improvements in profitability and associate satisfaction.
Prior to his work with Strategic Discovery, Mr. Grant worked as a paralegal and then as a Litigation Support Analyst in Washington, D.C. and New York City with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. He focused on major antitrust and commercial litigation cases with heavy discovery requirements, and was responsible for planning and strategy assistance for electronic discovery and trial preparation for litigation teams. Mr. Grant clerked for Freehill, Hollingdale and Page and for the NSW Crown Solicitor’s Office.
Mr. Grant graduated with Honors 1st Class from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia with a major in Politics and Philosophy from the UNSW Arts faculty and a major in Law from the UNSW Law School.