Huron Consulting Group Boosts Huron Legal with New Managing Director
CHICAGO, Feb 16, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ: HURN), a leading provider of business consulting services, today announced that J. Kevin Blodgett has joined the Company as a managing director in Huron Legal. Blodgett will focus on improving performance and reducing costs for corporate law department clients.
"Managing costs and efficiency for our corporate clients is a major priority, which is why Kevin is such a valuable addition to our Huron Legal team," said James H. Roth, chief executive officer, Huron Consulting Group. "He knows firsthand the challenges that general counsel face in running law departments, and he has the experience and understanding to help law departments maximize performance and client satisfaction, while minimizing costs."
Prior to joining Huron, Blodgett served as general counsel and executive vice president, administration for Dynegy Inc., where he was responsible for the company's legal, government and regulatory affairs, as well as human resources, information technology, ethics and compliance, and business services. While at Dynegy, Blodgett's legal department was frequently recognized for its progressive resource management strategies and successful cost management initiatives. This experience has primed him to provide practical, results-driven advice to general counsel and chief legal officers in the area of strategic law department management for Huron Legal clients.
Blodgett is a member of the Texas Bar Association, the Houston Bar Association, and the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation.
About Huron Legal
Huron Legal provides advisory and business services to assist law departments and law firms to enhance organizational effectiveness and reduce legal spend. Huron Legal advises on and implements strategy, organizational design and development, outside counsel management, operational efficiency, and discovery solutions, and provides services relating to the management of matters, contracts, documents, records, digital evidence and e-discovery.
Learn more about: Huron's IMPACT(TM) solution, which delivers sustainable cost reductions ranging from 15 to 40 percent; R3con(TM) solution, a cost-effective forensic investigation solution to protect enterprise data; Sp3ctrum(TM) solution, a managed services discovery solution; and V3locity(R) solution, offering a streamlined e-discovery process that results in predictable discovery costs.
About Huron Consulting Group
Huron Consulting Group helps clients in diverse industries improve performance, comply with complex regulations, reduce costs, recover from distress, leverage technology, and stimulate growth. The Company teams with its clients to deliver sustainable and measurable results. Huron provides services to a wide variety of both financially sound and distressed organizations, including healthcare organizations, Fortune 500 companies, leading academic institutions, medium-sized businesses, and the law firms that represent these various organizations. Learn more at www.huronconsultinggroup.com.
SOURCE: Huron Consulting Group
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