CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 10, 2009--
Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ: HURN), a leading provider of business
consulting services, today announced the expansion of the Company’s
Legal Consulting segment with the hiring of personnel from H4 Partners,
a U.K.-based legal consulting company focused on serving European law
firms and in-house law departments.
Alan Hodgart and Julia Chain from H4 Partners will join Huron as
managing directors in the Company’s Legal Consulting segment focused on
advising law firms and in-house law departments with internal strategic
development. Hodgart and Chain will be joined by seven H4 colleagues.
They will continue serving their existing clients on current engagements
as well as building Huron’s U.K. and European presence.
“We are excited to welcome Alan, Julia and the H4 team to Huron,” said
James H. Roth, chief executive officer, Huron Consulting Group. “They
will help expand our legal consulting services in Europe and enable
Huron to better meet the growing demand for assistance in managing legal
costs in the complex international environment.”
Huron’s Legal Consulting segment provides services to law departments
and law firms encompassing strategic consulting, comprehensive cost
management, integrated discovery, and information management, including
the Company’s V3locity® solution.
Hodgart founded H4 Partners in 2007 to provide strategic advice to large
law firms. He has more than 20 years of experience working in
professional services with a concentration on strategy formulation and
implementation services in the legal sector. The author of Strategies
and Practice in Law Firm Mergers, Hodgart has spent his entire
career as a strategic consultant. At Huron, he will be working with law
firms to improve their competitive advantage, enhance profitability, and
practice effective business management.
Chain has more than 25 years of experience working in legal and
management consulting. In 2005, she founded The Kite Consultancy which
specialized in providing strategy and management services to in-house
legal departments. Kite Consultancy merged with H4 Partners in 2008.
Chain has extensive experience in the legal sector having worked as a
lawyer, a general counsel for T-Mobile, and a legal consultant. At
Huron, Chain will be focused on helping clients manage their in-house
“In an increasingly competitive environment, law firms and general
counsels are under more pressure to cut costs and streamline operations
than ever before,” said Shahzad Bashir, vice president, Huron Consulting
Group’s Legal Consulting segment. “The addition of Alan, Julia and
members of the H4 team will help Huron expand core services globally and
better accommodate current U.S. clients who have European headquarters
or European clients with significant U.S. operations. This is a client
driven strategy to better serve the needs of our global clients.”
About Huron Consulting Group
Huron Consulting Group helps clients in diverse industries improve
performance, comply with complex regulations, resolve disputes, 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 leading academic institutions,
healthcare organizations, Fortune 500 companies, 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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