CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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.
“Our solutions help law department and law firm clients address their pressing e-discovery matters faster with a predictable, lower cost model, while enhancing their Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) process,” said Jim Mitchell, managing director, Huron Legal. “Mike and the team share our commitment to client service, and we are eager to work together in assisting our clients to reduce the risk and cost associated with their e-discovery programs.”
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™ solution, which delivers sustainable cost reductions ranging from 15 to 40 percent; R3con™ solution, a cost-effective forensic investigation solution to protect enterprise data; Sp3ctrum™ solution, a managed services discovery solution; and V3locity® 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.