Huron Consulting Group Adds Business Disputes Experts
CHICAGO - April 11, 2007 - Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ: HURN), a leading provider of financial and operational consulting services, today announced that David M. Leathers and Robert T. Wentland have joined the Company's Legal Financial Consulting practice as managing directors to assist clients with business disputes and litigation consulting matters.
"Demand for consulting services in business disputes is escalating -- and Huron is top of mind among the leading consulting firms," said Gary E. Holdren, chairman and chief executive officer, Huron Consulting Group. "We are pleased to welcome Rob and David to Huron, where they will hit the ground running. Their experience is invaluable."
Leathers comes to Huron from CRA International. As a vice president, he consulted to a wide variety of industries on engagements involving litigation, valuation, and other business matters to improve operations and profitability. He has served as an expert witness in matters involving business valuation, breach of contract, business interruption, intellectual property, securities, and fraud. Leathers received his BBA in Finance from Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University. He is a member of the American Society of Appraisers, National Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Society of Petroleum Engineers, and Licensing Executives Society. Leathers will be based in Huron's Houston office.
Wentland comes to Huron from Navigant Consulting where he was a managing director and led its class action employment and telecommunication litigation practices. He has more than 18 years of experience in expert accounting testimony, accounting investigations, regulatory accounting support and complex commercial litigation. Wentland has presented findings before state court and U.S. Federal Tax Court. He received his BBA in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Wentland, a certified public accountant, will be based in Huron's Chicago office.
About Huron Consulting Group
Huron Consulting Group helps clients effectively address complex challenges that arise in litigation, disputes, investigations, regulatory compliance, procurement, financial distress, and other sources of significant conflict or change. The Company also helps clients deliver superior customer and capital market performance through integrated strategic, operational, and organizational change. Huron provides services to a wide variety of both financially sound and distressed organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, medium-sized businesses, leading academic institutions, healthcare organizations, and the law firms that represent these various organizations. Learn more at www.huronconsultinggroup.com.
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