Galvanized by widespread social unrest and backed by the full support of FTI Consulting’s senior leadership, our employees leveraged their diverse expertise to promote diversity and inclusion within and beyond the firm, from openly voicing their perspectives in diversity workplace discussions, to providing pro bono support to organizations striving to make a difference, to securing a historic wrongful death settlement for the Estate of George P. Floyd and fostering a supportive and inclusive culture for colleagues. The following spotlights illustrate a small example of our employees’ efforts to promote equity across our teams at FTI Consulting and within the communities in which we do business.
Let’s Talk About It: Engaging to Make a Difference Forums
In the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, among others, FTI Consulting’s Executive Committee felt it was critical to collectively pause and reflect on the impact of the events. We engaged our people in open discussions about ways we can accelerate diversity and inclusion within the firm.
Ramping Up Our Pro Bono Work
Each year, FTI Consulting identifies engagements where we can make a positive impact for individuals and organizations that otherwise may not have the resources to engage our experts. Since the launch of our pro bono program in 2016, our people have sourced pro bono projects largely through individual and segment-led efforts.
The Estate of George P. Floyd Reaches Historic USD$27 Million Wrongful Death Settlement
Experts from FTI Consulting’s Compass Lexecon subsidiary provided pro bono support in the federal civil rights lawsuit that was filed by the Trustee of George Floyd’s family against the City of Minneapolis and the four officers accused of causing Mr. Floyd’s death.