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Hildebrandt, Baker Robbins & Co. to Combine

Two legal consultancies—.one focused on management consulting, the other on information technology strategy—announced their plans to merge on Jan 1.

Hildebrandt International’s and Baker Robbins & Co.’s consultants will work together under the Hildebrandt Baker Robbins name, according to a press release.

Both are part of Thomson Reuters Corp., which announced Thursday that it will be cutting 240 jobs in its legal buisnesses, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The merger “is a strategic response to better help clients deal with the significant changes occurring in the legal market, including globalization, pricing challenges and leadership development,” Hildebrandt founder Brad Hildebrandt said in the press release. He told the Am Law Daily that the merger has been in the works since Thomson Reuters acquired Baker Robbins in 2007. He also told the blog that the new company will have 120 consultants and make minimal staff cuts.

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