Consultants work on teams to develop rigorous, high-quality economic or financial analysis and reports. A Consultant contributes to all aspects of a project, from inception to completion. Consultants conduct research on various subjects; work with databases, spreadsheets, and other tools to analyze data and information; create economic and business models; synthesize facts; communicate with experts and clients; and prepare presentations and reports. Consultants receive extensive formal training, continual learning and leadership opportunities, and ongoing mentoring from firm leaders. They work side-by-side with colleagues at all levels and backgrounds, from PhD economists to lawyers and MBAs. Consultants also participate in community programs, recruiting activities, and other firm initiatives.