BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CRA International, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAI), a worldwide leader in providing economic, financial, and management consulting services, today announced the addition of Neal Hochberg as a vice president in its Risk, Investigations & Analytics Practice. Mr. Hochberg will be based in CRA’s New York office.
Mr. Hochberg has decades of consulting experience in advising outside counsel, board and senior management on accounting and forensic investigations. Mr. Hochberg has provided expert witness testimony and served as an arbitrator, mediator, and in court-appointed roles as independent panel and special master. He specializes in complex matters involving financial misreporting, securities derivatives and 10b-5 claims, and fraud and corruption claims, including alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
“Neal is a strong addition to the Risk, Investigations & Analytics Practice and his hiring demonstrates our commitment to growing this business,” said CRA’s President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Maleh. “His experience testifying in accounting and forensic investigations will help grow our services in this area and enhance the work we undertake for clients across our portfolio.”
Peter Nolan and Robert Brunner, Co-Practice Leaders of CRA's Risk, Investigations & Analytics Practice added, “We are delighted to have Neal join us and help us lead the RIA business as we expand. Neal’s extensive leadership experience and expertise in global investigations will enhance how we deliver results to our clients around the world.”
Mr. Hochberg holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the state of Florida, is Certified in Financial Forensics, and is a Certified Fraud Examiner. Mr. Hochberg is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Presently, he is the Board Chairman of a publicly listed company and previously served for years as the project delegate to the World Economic Forum’s Partnering Against Corruption Initiative. Mr. Hochberg was previously the global leader of the Forensic and Litigation Consulting segment at FTI Consulting from 2009 until 2017.
CRA’s global Risk, Investigations & Analytics Practice provides integrated, expertise-led solutions designed to assist clients to better understand, address and resolve their most complex and critical legal and business challenges.
Our team of multidisciplinary professionals, drawn from government and industry, focuses on helping governments, clients and counsel mitigate and manage legal, reputational, and commercial risk, resolve complex legal and business disputes, and make better and more well-informed decisions by surfacing facts, providing relevant context, and leveraging deep subject matter expertise and analytic tool sets globally.
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 www.crai.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
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Statements in this press release concerning the addition of Neal Hochberg, CRA’s Risk, Investigations & Analytics Practice, and future business Neal Hochberg may generate for CRA and statements using the terms “enhance,” “expand,” “grow,” 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 strategy consulting practice, including in forensic services; 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.