Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ: HURN), a leading provider of business consulting services, today announced that James L. Michalowicz has joined the Company as a managing director in its Huron Legal practice.
“The use of Big Data and business analytics to control costs has brought great opportunity for law departments and law firms facing constant pressures to contain outside spending while delivering quality service,” said Bob Rowe, executive vice president, Huron Legal. “Our clients will benefit from Jim’s track record of delivering results through value-based budgeting, alternative fee arrangements and cost/result driven metrics.”
At Huron Legal, Michalowicz will implement cost control programs for law department and law firm clients using business analytics and performance metrics. Michalowicz has served as both an in-house operations director working directly with general counsel and as a consultant to law departments and law firms. His background gives him deep expertise in litigation management, Big Data, cost management and e-discovery services.
Michalowicz comes to Huron Legal from Michalowicz Consulting, LLC, a company he founded that improved the operations and delivery of litigation management and e-discovery services within law departments, law firms and other legal service providers. Previously, Michalowicz served as an adjunct consultant with the legal consulting firm Altman Weil, Inc. and as an alliance partner with The Counsel Management Group. During his career, he has also held roles as legal services manager and litigation program manager at DuPont and Tyco. Michalowicz is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and a member of the Georgetown University Continuing Legal Education Advisory Board.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. Huron Legal is not a law firm; it does not offer, and is not authorized to provide, legal advice or counseling in any jurisdiction. Learn more at www.huronconsultinggroup.com/legal or follow us on Twitter: @HuronLegal. About Huron Consulting Group Huron Consulting Group helps clients in diverse industries improve performance, reduce costs, leverage technology, process and review large amounts of complex data, address regulatory changes, recover from distress and stimulate growth. Our professionals employ their expertise in administration, management, finance, operations, strategy and technology to provide our clients with specialized analyses and customized advice and solutions that are tailored to address each client's particular challenges and opportunities to deliver sustainable and measurable results. The Company provides consulting services to a wide variety of both financially sound and distressed organizations, including healthcare organizations, leading academic institutions, Fortune 500 companies, governmental entities and law firms. Huron has worked with more than 95 of the top 100 research universities, more than 400 corporate general counsel, and more than 385 hospitals and academic medical centers. Learn more at www.huronconsultinggroup.com.