C2 Group Joins FTI Consulting
Addition Extends Public Affairs Offering to Include Government Affairs
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., March 19, 2013
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --FTI Consulting, Inc.
(NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping
organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced C2
Group, a highly regarded bipartisan government relations and lobbying firm
based in Washington, D.C., has joined the firm. Terms of the deal were not
As businesses adapt to new economic realities and a more competitive global
environment, government policy is increasingly playing a defining role. The
addition of C2 Group expands the Public Affairs offering of our Strategic
Communications practice in the United States by expanding its services into
government relations and direct advocacy. C2 Group represents some of the
world's most recognizable brands and leading companies such as PepsiCo,
Comcast/NBCU, eBay, Porsche, AXA and 7-Eleven. C2 Group's 12 professionals,
including two senior managing directors, bring experienced leadership to our
global Public Affairs offering, with particular expertise in the energy,
financial services, healthcare, tax policy and transportation industries.
"More and more, our clients require direct advocacy services in the pursuit of
legislative and regulatory outcomes," said Edward Reilly, Global Chief
Executive Officer of the Strategic Communications practice at FTI Consulting.
"Our Public Affairs offering focuses on advising executive teams, boards of
directors and senior decision-makers on public policy issues that pose
opportunities and challenges to their organizations' enterprise value; this
offering will be greatly bolstered by the ability to directly engage in the
policy, legislative and regulatory process and ultimately influence the
outcome in ways that protect and advance our clients' interests."
C2 Group is led by Tom Crawford and John Cline, who join FTI Consulting as
senior managing directors. Both have extensive capabilities and strong
reputations in the public affairs and issue advocacy worlds. Mr. Crawford
focuses primarily on serving clients in the fields of tax policy and
regulation, budget matters, corporate governance and retirement security,
while Mr. Cline's specialty is in the fields of energy, financial services and
transportation. Furthermore, C2 Group has developed one of the most advanced
digital advocacy platforms that is created and informed for the purpose of
Under Mr. Crawford's and Mr. Cline's leadership, C2 Group boasts a highly
experienced team, including Nelson Litterst, former Special Assistant to
President George W. Bush for Legislative Affairs; Jeff Murray, former Chief of
Staff for Congressman Bud Cramer (D-AL); Patrick Robertson, former Deputy to
the Chief of Staff for Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV); Becky Halkias, former
Deputy Chief of Staff for Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge and then Ridge's
Deputy Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs for Homeland
Security; Galen Reser, former Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs at
the U.S. Department of Transportation; Scott Styles, former Chief of Staff to
Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX); and Raul Tapia, former Deputy Assistant to
President Jimmy Carter for Hispanic Affairs.
C2 Group will be a part of the Strategic Communications' Public Affairs
offering, and will complement the senior advisory services across the FTI
Consulting platform. These services include consulting and advisory services
relating to M&A transactions, crisis and issue management, market entry and
"While most Washington firms are focused on a specific legislative or policy
outcome, the combined resources FTI Consulting and C2 Group will concentrate
on moving the bottom line for clients in a positive way," said Mr. Crawford.
"By being proactive and engaged in strategic business considerations, our goal
is to maximize client returns and provide value far beyond the Washington
Jackson Dunn, Americas Head of the Public Affairs offering at FTI Consulting,
said, "We're excited to have C2 Group's in-depth expertise added to our broad
management consulting platform. This addition to our team completes our Public
Affairs offering and provides our clients with a holistic suite of services."
C2 Group will continue to work under its own brand during a transition period,
and will remain in its current offices in Washington, D.C.
About FTI Consulting
FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping
organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex
legal, regulatory and economic environment. With over 3,900 employees located
in 24 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to
anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges in areas such
as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues,
reputation management, strategic communications and restructuring. The Company
generated $1.58 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2012. More information
can be found at www.fticonsulting.com.
About C2 Group
The C2 Group provides its clients with distinctive service and seasoned advice
on influencing public policy. The professionals at C2 Group have a proven
track of getting results, and each individual brings a unique command of the
Washington process honed the right way: through hands-on experience.
Intelligence, integrity, creativity, excellence and results are the hallmarks
of our representation. More information can be found at www.thec2group.com.
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of
Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 that involve uncertainties
and risks, including statements related to our expectations regarding this
acquisition and its services. There can be no assurance that the performance
of the acquired business or the performance of the services it offers will not
differ from the company's expectations. Factors that could cause company
expectations to differ include the pace and timing of the integration of the
acquisition, the company's ability to realize cost savings and efficiencies,
competitive and general economic conditions, the retention of staff and
clients, and other risks described under the heading "Item 1A. Risk Factors"
in the company's most recent Form 10-K and in the company's other filings with
the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, risks
related to operating in foreign jurisdictions. We are under no duty to update
any of the forward-looking statements to conform such statements to actual
results or events and do not intend to do so.
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