Navigant Consulting, formerly known as Metzler Group, with its corporate headquarters in Chicago and established in 1996, is a specialized independent consulting firm. It has integrated the service offerings, knowledge and expertise of several management consulting firms, including Peterson Worldwide, Reed Consulting, Resource Management, Barrington Group, PENTA Advisory Services, Bookman-Edmonston and Barba-Arkhon International. It is a provider of management consulting services with complete solutions. It provides litigation, financial, 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. Navigant Consulting also focuses on industries undergoing substantial regulatory and structural changes, and on the issues driving these transformations.