Huron Consulting Group Announces Alliance with The Dine Group
CHICAGO – November 6, 2008 – Huron Consulting Group Inc. (NASDAQ: HURN), a leading provider of financial and operational consulting services, today announced a newly-formed alliance with the legal staffing and placement firm, The Dine Group, which is a division of U.S. Legal Support, Inc. This alliance will enable Huron and The Dine Group to open a new document review facility in Manhattan – in addition to Huron’s existing New York document review center – and combine core competencies for the benefit of clients.
“In order to offer our clients the most comprehensive legal consulting services and to meet the ever increasing demand for discovery services, we constantly look for new and important opportunities and channels within the sector,” said Gary E. Holdren, chairman and chief executive officer, Huron Consulting Group. “The alliance with The Dine Group further expands our V3locity document review center capacity in New York. With their deep roots in the New York legal and business community, The Dine Group will also be a great resource for our clients in that region.”
Huron has long been a leader in the legal marketplace, and the alliance with The Dine Group furthers the Company’s role as a trusted business advisor and service provider to offices of general counsels and law firms. The Dine Group has an unparalleled reputation for placing exceptional legal professionals with leading law firms and corporations. The alliance will more than triple Huron’s review capacity in New York.
Throughout 2008, Huron expanded its legal consulting service offerings and has been recognized for the Company’s success in this arena. Earlier this year, Huron launched V3locity™ (pronounced “velocity”), a streamlined e-discovery service that offers fixed per reviewed page pricing, which can result in a 60 percent reduction in costs to clients compared to industry standard pricing. Electronic document discovery has become one of the single largest components of litigation, with the review portion accounting for up to 80 percent of the $3 billion a year e-discovery marketplace. Huron’s V3locity™ delivers analyses on a cost-effective basis combined with an integrated review process that is substantially faster, more accurate and less expensive than more traditional review services. For more information, visit www.huronconsultinggroup.com/V3locity.
In July, Huron was named a top e-discovery provider in the 2008 Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery Survey. This annual survey, developed by e-discovery pioneers George Socha and Tom Gelbmann, provides the most comprehensive view into the growing e-discovery market.
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.
About The Dine Group
Servicing the law profession for more than 30 years, The Dine Group provides document review attorneys and paralegals for large-scale projects from coast to coast. Dine is also highly experienced in provisioning contract attorneys, paralegals and litigation support professionals for substantive engagements with Am Law 200 firms, Fortune 500 corporations and government agencies – many of whom have selected The Dine Group as an exclusive or preferred service provider.
The Dine Group is a division of U.S. Legal Support, Inc., one of the largest and most experienced full-service legal support companies in the country, incorporating national court reporting, record retrieval, and contract staffing via The Dine Group. Based in Houston, Texas, and with 38 offices across the country, U.S. Legal Support provides comprehensive solutions in the highly-fragmented legal support industry. Learn more at www.thedinegroup.com.
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