Huron Consulting Group Expands Economic Consulting Group with Employment Litigation Expert
CHICAGO - November 16, 2006 - Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ: HURN), a leading provider of financial and operational consulting services, today announced that Dr. Elizabeth Becker has joined the Company's Economic Consulting group as a managing director.
"Huron is a critical resource to clients confronting litigation, and a big reason is the experience and insight of our economics experts," said Gary E. Holdren, chairman and chief executive officer, Huron Consulting Group. "Betsy brings a unique mix of academic and consulting experience and we are pleased to welcome her to Huron's expanding New York office."
With more than 15 years of academic and consulting experience, Dr. Becker's main area of expertise is employment-related litigation support and consulting. She has prepared economic and statistical analyses in numerous class action employment matters. Dr. Becker has also provided expert testimony in state and federal court and in arbitration regarding liability, damages, settlement, and class certification issues.
Dr. Becker comes to Huron from the Analysis Group where she was a managing principal providing expert testimony primarily in employment-related litigation. Prior to that, she was a principal with PricewaterhouseCoopers where she led the employment economics practice. Dr. Becker received her PhD in Applied Economics and MA in Economics from Clemson University and her BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is based in Huron's New York office.
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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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