Thursday, March 31, 2011

Huron Legal Adds LECG E-Discovery Unit

CHICAGO, Mar 31, 2011 -- Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ: HURN), a leading provider of business consulting services, today announced the acquisition of a group of 13 e-discovery related consultants including Michael Bandemer, as a managing director, and Robert Hichens, Sergio Kopelev, and Alan "Skip" Westfall, as directors. The group joins Huron Legal from LECG and will focus on client e-discovery, forensics and data analysis issues.

"Law departments and law firms need help managing both efficiency and cost in complex litigation, investigation and transaction document production situations. With the rise of digital communication, the amount of information has skyrocketed, making it harder for clients to control and manage their e-discovery processes and costs," said Shahzad Bashir, vice president, Huron Legal. "We are pleased to welcome Michael and the team from LECG. They will complement Huron Legal's expertise in e-discovery matters, and we are confident that they will be a great resource for our law department and law firm clients."

Bandemer, based in San Diego, CA, led LECG's Legal Technology practice and has 20 years of experience in investigations, financial analysis, and technology matters. Focusing on e-discovery and computer forensics, he advises both corporate and law firm clients on technology issues including information management, litigation readiness, compliance, cost control, evidence hold and preservation, collection and search, forensic analysis of digital media, complex data analytics, and other information technology related matters. Bandemer has also provided qualified expert testimony at deposition, arbitration, federal and state courts and has served as a special master and third-party neutral.

The LECG addition will broaden Huron Legal's West Coast presence, and is another move to further strengthen the Company's domestic and global e-discovery and cost savings services.