Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ: HURN), a leading provider of business consulting services, today announced that Michael Pontrelli has joined the Company as a managing director in the Huron Legal practice. “In the current economic and litigation climate, law departments and law firms are under increased pressure to maximize performance while containing costs,” said Shahzad Bashir, executive vice president, Huron Legal. “The single greatest challenge and largest cost facing this industry is related to discovery. Michael will help our global clients better address complex e-discovery challenges while helping to control costs. We are pleased to welcome him to the Huron Legal team.” Pontrelli is an expert in helping clients navigate the entire electronic discovery process related to complex litigation and government investigations. At Huron Legal, he will work with clients on information management challenges ranging from proactive records management to collection, processing, hosting, review and production of large amounts of data. Prior to joining Huron Legal, Pontrelli worked at LexisNexis Applied Discovery where he served as senior director of business development for e-discovery services. Pontrelli also practiced law early in his career at the San Francisco office of The Goldman Law Firm, where he focused on medical malpractice defense and business litigation. 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, 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.