Daily News: September 4, 2012

Huron Consulting Group Announces Rojas to Join Huron Legal

Huron Consulting Group Inc., a provider of business consulting services, announced that James K. Rojas has been appointed to the role of managing director and leader of Strategic Growth and the Advisory business for Huron Legal. This new position is focused on pursuing strategic growth opportunities for the company’s Legal Consulting segment.

Rojas will join Huron Legal’s leadership team reporting to Shahzad Bashir, executive vice president and head of Huron Legal. His responsibilities will include assisting with the strategic planning and direction of the company’s new offerings and service lines in the legal marketplace and providing leadership to the Advisory business. Prior to this appointment, Rojas served as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). He is one of the founders of Huron, and rejoined the company in 2009 from Stop & Shop and Giant Supermarket Company.

“Our Legal Consulting segment has significant opportunities to grow beyond the current services it offers to corporate law department and law firm clients,” said James H. Roth, president and chief executive officer, Huron Consulting Group. “Jim has been very effective in his role as COO over the last year and a half, and has done a tremendous job of aligning and building our corporate resources to support our corporate mission. We look forward to Jim’s leadership in this new role to assist in the growth of Huron Legal.”

“I am very excited to be taking on this new role,” said Rojas. “Even with Huron Legal’s significant growth record over the last several years, we believe there are substantial opportunities to expand our business serving the current and developing legal marketplace. I look forward to working with the team to pursue these growth opportunities.”

“In Jim’s prior role as COO, he was actively involved with our people and our client offerings, and in each of the acquisitions that Huron Legal has recently completed in the U.S. and the U.K.,” said Shahzad Bashir, executive vice president, Huron Legal. “Jim is ideally matched to help us grow Huron Legal, and we look forward to his leadership in helping us pursue new growth prospects for our business in this fast changing and demanding global marketplace.”

The company does not intend to fill the role of COO at the present time. Huron’s chief financial officer, C. Mark Hussey, will assume many of the functional responsibilities previously handled by Rojas.

Huron Legal provides advisory and business services to assist law departments and law firms to enhance organizational effectiveness and reduce legal spending.