William Adams is Senior Managing Director and head of the Ringtail business. He is based in Washington, D.C. Mr. Adams specializes in litigation discovery, database creation and management and courtroom presentation technologies. He is adept at finding the most efficient use of litigation technology across the spectrum of client requirements with particular depth and experience in the application of electronic discovery and knowledge management solutions.
Mr. Adams has supported cases in federal and state jurisdictions across the United States including Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, Minnesota and California. Clients he has assisted include Williams & Connolly, Arnold & Porter, Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Kirkland & Ellis, Microsoft, Wyeth, Philip Morris, RJ Reynolds, and Johnson Wax. One of his most notable cases was U.S. v. Microsoft, an antitrust matter involving the Department of Justice. Mr. Adams currently provides technical and workflow consulting for a major domestic pharmaceutical manufacturer whose review team number more than 500 and whose page count exceeds 200,000,000.
Prior to joining FTI in 1998, Mr. Adams served as a Staff Attorney for Howrey & Simon. There he performed associate level litigation functions and was responsible for the creation of graphic presentations in complex patent litigation.
Mr. Adams holds a J.D. from George Mason School of Law & Economics and a B.A. in Political Science from Northwestern University.
Skip Walter is the Chief Product Officer for FTI Technology and is based in Seattle. Mr. Walter has over 40 years of technology product development experience along with executive management experience in Fortune 100 and Fortune 2000 companies, together with start-up businesses. Prior to joining FTI Technology, Mr. Walter provided strategic planning and product roadmap design for startup technology companies pursuing social networking and visual analytics as well as eDiscovery strategic planning for Global 1000 corporations. He was the founding Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer at Attenex, achieving a cash flow positive state within three years before being acquired by FTI Consulting in 2008.
Before founding Attenex he was the Creator of Digital Equipment Corporation’s ALL-IN-1, a $1 billion revenue per year office automation system and served as Vice President of Engineering and New Venture Executive for Aldus Corporation (now part of Adobe, Inc.). He provided the product vision and engineering leadership that was key in Primus Knowledge Solutions, Inc.’s IPO in July 2000. In addition to executive management, Mr. Walter has consulted with companies such as Aetna and Xerox, provided due diligence for venture capital funds, and taught graduate students about knowledge management and interactive product development. He serves as Member of Advisory Board at Conenza Inc. and Medify, Inc.
Mr. Walter holds a B.S in Psychology from Duke University.
Emily Tice is a Senior Managing Director and leads the customer success teams for the Ringtail business. She is based in New York. For the past twelve years Ms. Tice has managed and consulted on some of the largest electronic discovery matters in the U.S. and abroad. Ms. Tice has focused her client service on large, multi-faceted litigations in the automotive, banking, and pharmaceutical industries. She has also led litigation and investigation matters, including partnering with other practices on Ponzi and financial regulatory cases. She specializes in leveraging FTI’s sophisticated tools to meet client goals and needs while managing cost and risk.
Ms. Tice also acts as a resource within FTI when complexity increases or timelines shorten. For the past five years, Ms. Tice has led the Ringtail Consulting group, which has grown to nearly 100 consultants. She has focused on developing and coordinating training and best practices for these consultants to ensure that this client facing group is always at the top of its game. Ms. Tice liaises with and often serves as a stakeholder for the Ringtail software development team.
Ms. Tice holds a B.A. from Cornell University in Psychology and an Ed.M. from Harvard University in Education Policy and Management.