cess consulting firm Managerial Design.
In April, elected new global CEO, Barry
Salzberg, and new U.S. CEO, Joseph Echevarria. In May, acquired business analytics
software developer Oco Inc. In June, elected new global chairman; sold CorpSmart
software unit to Thomson Reuters. In June,
sued over Navistar International audits.
In September, sued for $7.6 billion over
audits of failed mortgage lender. In December, added Skura Business Intelligence
Group to its Canadian firm; launched Deloitte Postdigital Enterprise Center of Excellence. In January 2012, acquired mobile
app developer Ubermind; sued over overtime payments to associates.
U Dixon Hughes Goodman: Formed in
January 2011 by the merger of Top 100
Firms Dixon Hughes and Goodman & Co.
In November, acquired Fairfax, Va.-based
Swart Lalande & Associates, adding more
than 35 professionals.
U Doeren Mayhew: In June 2011, settled
lawsuit over Ponzi scheme. Fastest growing specialty service — international tax.
Fastest growing client category — manufacturing.
U Ehrhardt Keefe Steiner & Hottman:
No. 1 Regional Leader in the Mountain
Region. Fastest growing specialty service
— international tax. Fastest growing client
category — government contractors.
U Eide Bailly: In February 2011, became
an Intacct reseller. In December, acquired
Boulder, Colo.-based William D. Pyle &
Associates. In January 2012, announced
plans to merge with Top 100 Firm Wipfli to
form EB Wipfli in June.
U EisnerAmper: In February 2011,
launched new Web site. In April, formed
Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative
Task Force. In July, formed Consulting Services Group.
U Elliott Davis: Expanded international
group “to support significant growth.” Fastest growing specialty service — business
valuations. Fastest growing client category
U Ernst & Young: In January 2011, acquired Israel-based security organization
Hacktics Ltd. In April, acquired business
performance management consultancy
ISA Consulting. In June, announced plans
to increase campus hiring by 25 percent.
In September, acquired tax risk and process re-engineering practice of Chicago-based True Partners Consulting; launched
Americas Tax Center. In January 2012, announced new global chairman and CEO,
Mark Weinberger, to succeed current chair
and CEO, James Turley, in 2013.
U Frank, Rimerman & Co. Increased revenue and overall employee count.
U Frazier & Deeter: In November 2011,
merged in Atlanta-based Faucett, Taylor &
U Freed Maxick CPAs: In April 2011,
named new managing director. Participated in Twitter’s beta rollout of its Promoted
Products suite. In December, acquired Buffalo, N. Y.-based non-attest tax and consulting assets of McGladrey & Pullen. Changed
name from Freed Maxick & Battaglia.
U Friedman: In March 2011, opened office
in Beijing. In May, expanded presence in
Southern New Jersey through acquisition
of Tracey Heun Brennan & Co. In October,
merged in New Jersey-based Sacomanno
U Gallina: In January 2011, expanded into
Southern Nevada through merger with Las
Vegas-based Zanoni & Co. Enhanced marketing efforts for certain niche services.
U Grant Thornton: In February 2011, acquired two practice groups from collapsing
LECG Consulting. In November, acquired
health solutions division of Computer
Technology Associates; launched Japan
Business Group; announced a new market
orientation and brand focus on growth. In
December, finalized acquisition of leading
New England firm CCR.
U Habif, Arogeti & Wynne: In October
2011, named a Qualified Security Assessor
by the PCI Security Standards Council. In
2012, celebrating its 60th anniversary. In
January, announced new managing part-
ner, Richard Kopelman, to start in 2013.
U Hein & Associates: In January 2011,
named new managing partner, Brian Mandell-Rice. Added two new service lines in
enterprise risk management and transactional services.
U Hill, Barth & King: Launched HbK Energy to serve landowners and suppliers to
the oil and gas industry. In February 2012,
announced acquisition of Sewickley, Pa.-based Carson & Co.
U Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt: Moved
to new offices in Los Angeles. In July 2011,
opened its seventh office, in Camarillo,
Calif. In November, celebrated its 20th anniversary.
U Holtz Rubenstein Reminick: Launched
five new niche practices: debt collection,
freight forwarding, food and beverage
services, early-stage technology, and real
U Honkamp Krueger & Co.: Launched
new services in training consulting and
video production. Introduced a cloud-based workforce management solution,
HKWorks. Grew staff by over 18 percent.
U Horne: Elected successor executive
partner and began transition.
U J.H. Cohn: In October, merged in leading New England firm Kostin, Ruffkess
& Co. Saw notable growth in health care
industry practice, state and local tax, and
international tax practice.
U Joseph Decosimo & Co.: In May 2011,
opened new office in Huntsville, Ala.
U Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co.: New to the
list. Saw revenue growth of over 10 percent.
Expanded leadership training program.
U Katz, Sapper & Miller: In October 2011,
opened new office in Fort Wayne, Ind. In
January 2012, launched new brand.
U Kaufman, Rossin Group: Began offering WebTrust and SysTrust certification.
Saw revenue growth of over 15 percent.
Named an Accounting Today Best Firm to
Work For in 2011.