Ten years ago, we launched HBR Consulting as a new, independent organization dedicated to transforming the business of law for both law firms and corporate legal departments, building on a long legacy in legal consulting. As we celebrate HBR’s tenth anniversary, we want to thank our clients and friends in the legal industry for your continued support and inspiration, motivating much of our success during this transformative decade.
You’ve inspired us to continuously refine our capabilities to meet your evolving needs.
Over the past decade, HBR has extensively expanded our array of services to meet our clients’ needs, with notable recent growth in the areas of technology and providing new operating models to our clients. We’ve increased our technology-related offerings because technology not only helps drive efficiency, improve decision making, and ensure consistency, it also serves as a foundation for organizations’ ability to differentiate themselves through innovation. We continue to expand our delivery model options, including managed services, because flexibility and scalability allow legal organizations to focus on client-facing services. Our combination with Keno Kozie earlier this year demonstrates our commitment to these areas: it made us the largest strategy, operations, and technology consulting firm in the legal industry.
You’ve inspired us to invest in our team and inspired our people to be their best and do their best work.
We’re proud of the team we’ve built—they’re smart, proactive, collaborative, dedicated, and fun—and we’ve increased our investment in them so they can better serve you. We hired over 240 new employees in 2021 alone and plan to continue to grow to meet your needs. To support our people, we continue to invest in training and development, and we’re proud of our efforts to create a positive environment supporting work-life balance, with work flexibility that meets both our talent’s and our clients’ range of needs and a number of Employee Resource Groups and programs to foster wellness and engagement.
You’ve inspired our remarkable growth as we continue to increase our voice in the market.
We serve many of the world’s leading law firms (92 of the Am Law 100) and corporations (64 of the Fortune 100), as well as those aspiring to grow. Because of our growth, we were recently recognized on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the third consecutive year, as well as on Crain’s 2021 Chicago Business Fast 50 list and Crain's 2021 Chicago's Largest Privately Held Companies list. We know that our reputation drives our ability to attract new clients, and your support has helped us grow our reputation. Our updated brand and website reflect HBR’s commitment to our clients. Our tagline, “An eye on today, a point of view on tomorrow,” is a promise to consistently help our clients achieve near-term success and fulfill long-term potential.
So we want to say thank you.
We are excited and humbled by our growth and evolution as a company, and we thank you for your continued support and inspiration. You motivate us to continuously improve as we strive to provide innovative solutions and best-in-class guidance. As the legal landscape becomes more complex, the investments we’ve made in our people, technology, and solutions will allow us to ensure our clients’ and partners’ current success today, with an eye on tomorrow’s opportunities. We look forward to continuing our work with you and seeing what more we will accomplish together in the next decade and beyond.
Chief Executive Officer