Resolution Economics LLC, a consulting firm offering economic and statistical analysis to companies and law firms and a portfolio company of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, has bought Berkshire Associates, a provider of services, compensation analysis, equal employment opportunity and other human resource compliance services.

Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Columbia, Md., Berkshire originally developed an automated affirmative action plan (AAP) method for human resource departments. Since then, Berkshire has expanded its services beyond AAPs to meet the needs of HR professionals with a range of products and services that include training, technology and software. Beth Ronnenburg, president of Berkshire, will continue to lead the company as part of ResEcon.

“I have known the leaders of Berkshire for many years, and look forward to working with them on a number of important service initiatives for our combined company,” says Victoria Lipnic, leader of ResEcon’s human capital strategy group. “Berkshire has positioned itself to meet the increasing market demand for industrial-organizational psychologists in human capital consulting.”