Charles River Associates (CRA) Expands Expertise in Finance Practice

BOSTON--()--CRA International, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAI), a worldwide leader in providing economic, financial, and management consulting services, today announced the addition of Mukesh Bajaj as a Senior Consultant to the firm’s Finance Practice. Dr. Bajaj will be based in CRA’s Oakland, CA office.

Dr. Bajaj is a testifying expert and has managed hundreds of consulting and litigation support assignments involving economic and financial issues. His areas of expertise include: securities fraud, valuation of complex derivatives and intellectual property, insider trading, financial market microstructure, intangible assets, transfer pricing, interests in closely held firms, warrants, restricted stock and other complex contingent securities, and purchase price allocation studies. He was previously Senior Managing Director at Ankura and before that, Managing Director and Global Head of the Securities & Finance Practice at Navigant. Prior to Navigant, Dr. Bajaj founded AFE Consulting and served as its President. Dr. Bajaj also has consulted on financial strategy and acquisition analysis.

We are pleased to welcome Mukesh to our Finance Practice,” said Paul Maleh, CRA’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “His grounding in finance as a consultant and academic, along with his experience as a testifying expert, adds substantial strength to our client offerings.”

Dr. Bajaj has testified in various Federal and State Courts, the Superior Court of California, the State Board of Equalization in California, the U.S. Tax Court, arbitrations, mediations and in IRS Appeals proceedings. He also has testified in Canadian and Australian courts, testified in Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services (JAMS) arbitration and filed an expert report in the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes.

In addition to his work, Dr. Bajaj has taught corporate finance, investments, and financial engineering courses in the MBA and Masters in Financial Engineering programs at the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to his consulting practice, he was an assistant professor of finance and business economics at the University of Southern California where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses in finance. Dr. Bajaj is the recipient of several teaching awards and scholastic honors and has published several articles in leading academic and applied journals, such as The Journal of Finance, The Journal of Financial Economics, The Journal of Financial Research, The Journal of Applied Finance, International Economic Review, Research in Finance, and Research in Law and Economics.

Dr. Bajaj holds a PhD in Finance from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

About CRA’s Finance Practice

CRA has been involved in many of the largest and most prominent financial disputes that have occurred over the past decade. Banks and other financial firms rely on us for high quality research and analysis, expert testimony, and comprehensive support in litigation and regulatory proceedings. Our experts have backgrounds in all areas of finance and accounting and work closely with leading academics from top-tier research institutions, including former members of the US Securities and Exchange Commission, CFTC, DOJ, and European Commission.

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 trademark of CRA International, Inc., is available at www.crai.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT

Statements in this press release concerning the addition of Mukesh Bajaj, CRA’s finance consulting offering, and future business Mukesh Bajaj may generate for CRA and statements using the terms “strengthen,” 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 CRA include, among others, the failure to generate engagements for us; dependence on the growth of our litigation or consulting practice, including in finance; 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.

Contacts

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617-425-6453
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Jamie Bernard, IRC
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617-542-5300

Contacts

Media Relations
Charles River Associates
617-425-6453
media@crai.com

Jamie Bernard, IRC
Senior Associate
Sharon Merrill Associates, Inc.
617-542-5300