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Navigant Consulting Acquires Empiris, LLC

January 25, 2010 at 8:39 AM EST
Further Enhances World-Class Economic and Financial Analysis Expertise
CHICAGO, Jan 25, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:NCI), announced today it has acquired Empiris, LLC, a leading Washington, D.C. economics consulting firm. The Empiris team will join Navigant's economics practice, which was formed with the 2008 acquisition of Chicago Partners.

"The credentials, expertise and experience of Empiris' experts are well aligned with Navigant's economics practice," said John Garvey, Managing Director and Leader of Navigant's economics practice. "The Empiris team deepens our testifying expert base, particularly in antitrust and regulatory matters, and the senior leadership at Empiris provides a tremendous foundation for growing our presence in Washington D.C."

Empiris (http://www.empiris.com) was founded by economists with decades of experience providing consulting services to clients engaged in litigation, regulatory proceedings, policy debates and strategic planning. The Empiris team includes academic and industry professionals with expertise in antitrust, auctions, class certification, communications and the Internet, consumer protection and damages. The work of Empiris economists has spanned every major industry.

"We are very excited to be joining the industry-leading experts of Navigant's economics practice," said Jeffrey A. Eisenach, Ph.D., Chairman, Empiris. "We look forward to working with our new colleagues in supporting clients to address complex litigation, regulatory and business matters."

Navigant Economics is comprised of more than 130 consulting professionals, including 30 Ph.D. economists, many of whom are affiliated with leading institutions such as the University of Chicago, Georgetown University, Northwestern University and the George Mason University School of Law. Navigant Economics provides economic analyses of legal and business issues to law firms, corporations and government agencies, with particular expertise in Antitrust and Competition, Intellectual Property, Labor, and Securities Ligation matters.

Additional transaction details were not disclosed.

About Navigant Consulting

Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:NCI) is a specialized independent consulting firm providing litigation, financial services, health care, energy and operational consulting services to government agencies, legal counsel and large companies facing the challenges of uncertainty, risk, distress and significant change. The Company focuses on industries undergoing substantial regulatory and structural change and on the issues driving these transformations. "Navigant" is a service mark of Navigant International, Inc. Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NCI) is not affiliated, associated, or in any way connected with Navigant International, Inc. and NCI's use of "Navigant" is made under license from Navigant International, Inc. More information about Navigant Consulting can be found at http://www.navigantconsulting.com.

SOURCE: Navigant Consulting, Inc.

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