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Charles River Associates (CRA) Establishes a Risk, Investigations & Analytics Practice with the Addition of Two Vice Presidents

CRA International, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAI), a worldwide leader in providing economic, financial, and management consulting services, today announced the addition of Robert Brunner and Peter Nolan as leaders of CRA’s Risk, Investigations & Analytics Practice.

“We are committed to being the firm of choice for our clients as they address their most important litigation, regulatory, and strategic challenges,” said CRA's President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Maleh. “Rob and Peter are proven leaders with deep expertise advising clients in global investigations and using analytics to resolve complex business issues. We are excited to expand our service offering, and have them lead and grow CRA’s Risk, Investigations & Analytics Practice.”

In a joint statement, Vice Presidents Robert Brunner and Peter Nolan added, “CRA provides a unique opportunity to build a multidisciplinary team of experts and develop a fully integrated offering. We are thrilled to be part of a culture that empowers and relies on the expertise of its consultants, and has unlimited potential for growth. The depth of experience already in place at CRA will complement our capabilities, and we look forward to working with our new colleagues.”

Robert Brunner is one of the nation’s leading experts on the collection and analysis of data related to financial, accounting and regulatory investigations, major litigation and bankruptcies. He has advised CEOs, board directors, audit committees and general counsels on issues related to internal investigations, negotiations with regulators, and the development of strategies to resolve complex civil litigation. Mr. Brunner was formerly a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting where he led FTI’s global Data & Analytics Practice, and led the company’s Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Litigation practice group.

Mr. Brunner brings over 30 years of experience in helping clients in the commercial banking, securities trading, mortgage origination and servicing, investment banking, securities exchange, life sciences and telecommunications industries. Mr. Brunner has instructed several mathematics and computer science courses for the University of California at both the undergraduate and graduate level. He is a member of the Association for Image and Information Management (AIIM), The Data Warehousing Institute, and the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), as well as an active member of The Sedona Conference.

Peter Nolan has more than 15 years of experience in the investigative and business intelligence world. He was formerly the leader of FTI Consulting’s Global Risk & Investigations Practice and responsible for overseeing independent monitorship and monitoring trustee assignments, cybersecurity, anti-money laundering/Bank Secrecy Act (“AML/BSA”) and Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) compliance assignments, pre-transactional due diligence, market and business intelligence, fraud and internal investigations and various other investigative assignments across all geographies.

Mr. Nolan has personally led integrated investigative teams on major assignments across a broad range of industries and multiple geographies, with a particular focus in the financial services sector and specific expertise in China, where he has advised clients in complex merger and acquisition disputes, litigation, and corruption-related matters. In addition, he has advised numerous companies regarding matters related to the Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States (“CFIUS”). Mr. Nolan has advised general counsels, boards of directors and audit committees on issues related to compliance and internal investigations, foreign influence, and geopolitical risk.

CRA’s Risk, Investigations & Analytics Practice

CRA’s Risk, Investigations & Analytics Practice provides targeted solutions to help clients better understand and resolve their most complex legal and business challenges. Our multidisciplinary and global practice is comprised of professionals from government and industry with extensive experience in helping clients manage legal, reputational and commercial risk. The integrated team leverages deep subject matter expertise combined with an analytical approach to provide clients with actionable intelligence and expert advice.

About Charles River Associates (CRA)

Charles River Associates® is a leading global consulting firm specializing in economic, financial, and management consulting services. CRA advises clients on economic and financial matters pertaining to litigation and regulatory proceedings, and guides corporations through critical business strategy and performance-related issues. Since 1965, clients have engaged CRA for its unique combination of functional expertise and industry knowledge, and for its objective solutions to complex problems. Headquartered in Boston, CRA has offices throughout the world. Detailed information about Charles River Associates, a registered trade name of CRA International, Inc., is available at Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

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Statements in this press release concerning the addition of Robert Brunner and Peter Nolan, the Company’s Risk, Investigations & Analytics consulting offering, and future business Robert Brunner and Peter Nolan may generate for the Company and statements using the terms “provides,” “enhance,” “expects,” “strengthen,” “develop,” “growth,” or similar expressions are “forward-looking” statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based upon management’s current expectations and are subject to a number of factors and uncertainties. Information contained in these forward-looking statements is inherently uncertain, and actual performance and results may differ materially due to many important factors. Such factors that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from any forward-looking statements made by the Company include, among others, the failure to generate engagements for us; dependence on the growth of our Risk, Investigations & Analytics consulting practice, the potential loss of clients; the demand environment; global economic conditions; foreign exchange rate fluctuations; and intense competition, as well as other potential factors that could affect our financial results are included in our periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those under the heading “Risk Factors.” We cannot guarantee any future results, levels of activity, performance, or achievement. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements after the date of this press release, and we do not intend to do so.


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