Charles River Associates
Litigation Support Guide 2023
Chairman: Paul Maleh
Number of employees: 800+ consultants, 1,000 employees
Languages: Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Shanghai), Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Guajarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Marathi, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Tagalog, Telugu, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu
Overview & History:
Founded in 1965, Charles River Associates is a leading consulting firm that provides economic, financial, forensic, investigative and strategy expertise. CRA has served major law firms, corporations, and governments around the world for more than 50 years and has worked with 94 of the Am Law 100 law firms and 83 of the Fortune 100 companies.
CRA’s success stems from the outstanding capabilities of its consultants, many of whom are recognised as experts in their respective fields; its close relationships with a select group of respected academic and industry experts; and from a corporate philosophy that stresses interdisciplinary collaboration and responsive service.
Antitrust & Competition
CRA’s competition economists have provided economic analysis and testimony in numerous competition matters in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Canada. Many have served in government antitrust agencies or are members of premier academic economics and law faculties. They provide deep economic analysis and guidance across numerous industries in a broad range of competition cases, including: class certification, complex commercial damages, health care fraud and false claims, health care reimbursements, mergers and acquisitions, monopolization, monopsony, price discrimination, price fixing, tying and bundling, and vertical restraints.
Cybersecurity & Incident Response
CRA’s cybersecurity & incident response team helps clients respond to, and recover from, a broad spectrum of incident response matters. Its professionals include information security experts, incident responders, former military, former government, former law enforcement officers, and computer forensics experts with deep technical and analytical skills, backed by decades of investigative and cybersecurity experience.
Employment & Compensation
CRA provides in-depth analysis, expert reports, testimony, and advisory services to law firms, companies and government agencies involved in complex labor and employment disputes. It also assists employers by conducting proactive studies of employment, compensation and contracting practices, monitoring consent decrees and settlement agreements, and designing systems to track employment practices.
CRA’s energy experts advise energy companies and other market actors operating in a broad array of complex legal environments. Its experts educate clients on market structure and rules, provide testimony and arbitrate disputes, and help businesses and governments navigate fastchanging regulatory frameworks.
CRA’s financial economics team focuses on quantitative and statistical analyses of mortgage and other consumer lending products, using leading-edge data analytic techniques to provide expert assistance to clients. Compliance with fair lending laws, such as the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, is one of the focus areas. The team also regularly works with clients on litigation and investigation matters involving: mortgage underwriting; appraisals; pricing; loan modifications; credit bureau reporting; overdraft fees; and automobile dealer pricing.
CRA’s finance practice has decades of experience with high-profile, complex financial litigation and regulatory matters. It applies deep expertise in economics, finance, accounting, and the financial industry to assist clients in matters involving securities litigation, mergers and acquisitions, financial markets trading and investment, and complex commercial litigation.
CRA’s forensic services team assists companies and their boards by independently responding to allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, misconduct, and non-compliance. The forensics practice – including a state-of-the-art digital forensics, eDiscovery and cyber incident response lab – has been certified under International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 27001:2013 requirements. CRA also maintains private investigator licenses in multiple jurisdictions.
CRA’s intellectual property (IP) experts advise on IP matters involving patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights and have experience at every stage of the value chain, from IP development through commercialisation and enforcement. CRA’s IP consultants have both “real world” transaction and valuation experience and courtroom experience that enhances CRA’s credibility and depth in both contexts.
CRA’s international arbitration experts have acted in over $100 billion worth of cases for clients across virtually every major industry. Its experts calculate damages, conduct valuations and investigations, and marshal considerable analytics expertise to guide clients and counsel through the arbitration lifecycle, and have provided testimony in hundreds of international arbitrations across all major forums and under UNCITRAL rules.
Risk, Investigations & Analytics
CRA’s risk, investigations & analytics practice combines data analytics and traditional investigative methodologies to help clients manage legal, reputational and commercial risk. With extensive government and industry backgrounds, it assists law firms, financial institutions, government regulators, multinational corporations and other organisations worldwide to provide clients with actionable intelligence and expert advice.
Life Sciences Litigation
CRA’s life sciences litigation support is grounded in a comprehensive understanding of pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and diagnostic markets. For more than 30 years, their experts have consulted with major life science companies, law firms, and regulatory agencies around the globe to solve their most challenging strategic problems and resolve their most contentious disputes.
CRA’s transfer pricing experts are sought after for the independence and clarity of their conclusions and recommendations by multinational enterprises, law firms, and tax authorities for transfer pricing planning, documentation and dispute resolution around the world. They provide principled solutions to complex intercompany pricing matters relating to intangibles, services, tangible goods and financial transactions, and have testified on transfer pricing cases tax courts throughout the United States and Canada and have advised the Australian Tax Office on litigation risk assessment.
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