HBR Consulting buys law sector IT consultancy Keno Kozie

04 March 2021 Consulting.us 2 min. read
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HBR Consulting, a Chicago-based advisory firm specializing in the legal sector, has acquired Keno Kozie Associates, a Chicago-based legal technology consulting firm.

Founded in 1988, Keno Kozie helps law firms with their information technology needs. The company provides services in system design and implementation, advanced technologies, document management, and document automation. The firm also delivers help desk outsourcing, managed infrastructure, training, and security services.

The firm has more than 250 employees across offices in Chicago, Columbus, and Washington, DC, according to LinkedIn.

HBR’s acquisition of Keno Kozie will create America’s largest strategy, operations, and technology consulting firm specializing in the legal industry. The combined firm will have more than 700 professionals. The addition will also significantly expand HBR’s client roster in the middle market.HBR Consulting buys law sector IT consultancy Keno KozieHBR and Keno Kozie previously worked together on numerous client engagements.

"Together, we will be able to provide clients with unparalleled strategy, operations, and technology services tailored to the legal ecosystem," said Chris Petrini-Poli, executive chairman of HBR Consulting.

Petrini-Poli also said that the consulting firm plans to add “100+ employees each year.”

HBR was founded in 1975 and provides specialized consulting services to law firms, corporate legal departments, law schools, and legal services providers. The firm delivers advisory support (business and legal operations, risk management, IT strategy, and procurement), managed services (research and information solutions, technology, and procurement), and proprietary software solutions such as CounselCommand and CounselGuide.

HBR has worked with 89 of the Am Law 100 law firms and 60 of the Fortune 100 corporate law departments. The firm has offices in Chicago, New York, and Costa Mesa, CA.

"We're excited to formalize our relationship with HBR and bring our firms together to provide our combined clients with even greater value and increased capabilities and scale amidst the ever-changing and consolidating technology environment," said Barry Keno, president and CEO of Keno Kozie.