Making an Impact
Navigant is a specialized, global expert services firm dedicated
to assisting clients in creating and protecting value in the face
of critical business risks and opportunities. According to the
firm, its professionals "combine technical expertise with business
pragmatism in highly regulated industries" to address critical
business needs. Those highly regulated industries include
construction, energy, financial services and
Formed in 1996 under the name The Metzler Group, Navigant has
grown through a series of complementary acquisitions including
Peterson Consulting and Barrington Consulting Group. In 1999, the
company changed its name to Navigant Consulting, Inc.
Listed on the NYSE, Navigant employs a staff of more than 2,700,
and operates through offices in over 50 cities, primarily in the
United States, but also in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Uncovering the Keys to Dispute Resolution
Perhaps the most difficult and damaging conflicts and disputes
any organization can face are those that arise internally. Among
the array of services Navigant offers, the firm has a large
Disputes & Investigations team focused on addressing these
issues, whether they arise from fraud, corruption or the less
headline-grabbing, but nonetheless taxing, challenges of
compliance. The firm has on hand a staff of experts, among them
CPAs, certified internal auditors and certified fraud examiners,
with experience in forensic accounting, fraud examinations,
internal audit and litigation support that is essential to
undertaking effective corporate investigations.
The goal of any investigative engagement is to help resolve
critical situations promptly, minimizing possible damage to
operations, reputation and shareholder value. To that end, Navigant
provides advice and analysis throughout the process, and evaluates
compliance programs designed to prevent and detect future problems.
The firm will also parlay, when appropriate, with stakeholders and
oversight bodies. These services are offered internationally,
tackled by teams that fit the project, no matter the cultural,
linguistic or logistical needs.
Taking its investigative expertise to the page, Navigant also
produces Investigations Quarterly Magazine, a custom
publication that looks into the current state of corporate
regulation, the potential transgressions and the best way to manage
that kind of internal risk.
Navigant's website provides insights and regularly publishes
commentary to help readers and clients find their way out of
business quandaries, such as how to manage through the credit
crisis or navigate the "green" real estate industry. The firm's
emphasis on thought leadership offers several outlets for its
professionals to be published, hit the speaking circuit or provide
expert commentary in Navigant's "3 Minutes to Impact" podcast
series available on iTunes and on its YouTube channel.
Lawyers who require Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit can
look to Navigant to offer the thought leaders and course
opportunities necessary. Through a partnership with the Practicing
Law Institute (PLI), Navigant develops and instructs several
courses that allow clients to fulfill their CLE requirements.
Sessions are offered either in-house, via webinars or as part of
legal roundtables throughout the United States on topics including
antitrust issues, bankruptcy, commercial litigation, fraud, and
Besides the Disputes and Investigations practice, Navigant also
provides expert services and thought leadership to the energy and
healthcare industries. In the energy industry-which is undergoing
rapid transformational change-Navigant helps clients to deploy and
integrate renewable energy, energy storage, and other emerging
technologies; to understand the potential of Smart Grid; and to
address consumer and regulatory demands. In the midst of these
changes, energy industry players are looking for ways to strengthen
their enterprises to increase performance, opportunity and growth.
Navigant's experts help clients to do that by providing insight
into regulatory processes, pricing, supply-and-demand dynamics,
market design, fuel sourcing, financing, technologies and
Within the healthcare sector, the firm's consultants assist
health systems, physician practice groups,
payers and life sciences companies in designing,
developing, and implementing integrated solutions with the goal of
creating high-performing healthcare organizations. The firm uses an
interdisciplinary approach-Navigant describes it as "unique"-which
leverages the combined experiences of its consultants, many of whom
have served as healthcare executives, clinicians, and physicians.
This enables the firm to assist clients in building capabilities
and achieving sustainable peak performance around quality of care,
cost, leadership, and culture in today's changing healthcare
environment. The firm provides strategic, operational, management
and financial advisory services to health systems, physician
practice groups, payers and life sciences companies.
IN THE NEWS
Sunshine Act Compliance - Perspectives on the Final Rule
The Sunshine Act, a subsection of the Patient Affordable Care
Act of 2010, requires applicable manufacturers of drugs, devices,
biologicals, or medical supplies covered by Medicare, Medicaid or
the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to make annual
reports of certain payments and transfers of value to physicians
and teaching hospitals. Navigant provides perspectives and expert
insights on the Sunshine Act and the implications on life sciences
company operations, ranging from written standards and training and
education, to auditing, monitoring, tracking, collecting and
Navigant Helps Open First Ben Carson Reading
Navigant's Black African Employee Resource Group (ERG), with the
support of Navigant's Lend a Hand Foundation, has made lasting
impact on the children of Washington DC by raising $17,500 to open
DC's first Ben Carson Reading Room. The Carson Scholars Program was
established to provide funding and support to local schools around
the country to create a nurturing environment for children to feel
safe and secure as they develop their reading skills.
Europe Trails U.S. on Mobile
The GSMA, in collaboration with Navigant Economics, authored a report that examines the health of
the European mobile market and reveals that Europe now lags far
behind the U.S in LTE deployment and mobile investments.
Navigant Earned 100 Percent Rating for Third Year on
HRC's Corporate Equality Index
Navigant once again maintained its standing as one of the 190
companies receiving a perfect 100 rating on the Human Rights
Campaign Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The 2012 survey is
Navigant's third year in participating and the third year in which
it has received an 100 rating.
Top 20 Healthcare Management Consulting
Navigant was ranked 4th in the Modern Healthcare list
of Top 20 Healthcare Management Consulting Firms for 2013.
Navigant Named "2012 Consultancy of the Year - Gulf
Coast Region" by Oil & Gas Awards
Navigant was named the Oil and Gas Awards' "2012 Consultancy
of the Year - Gulf Coast Region".
Recognized for its recent work for Gulf LNG Liquefaction
Company, LLC, a U.S. based company that submitted its application
nominating Navigant for LNG export on August 31, 2012. To
support the company's application, Navigant utilized its
proprietary GPCM-based gas market model to assess the long term
effects of LNG exports on domestic natural gas commodity prices in
both the regional and national gas markets.