Charles River Associates (CRA) Strengthens its Antitrust & Competition Economics Practice in Canada

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Charles River Associates (NASDAQ: CRAI), a worldwide leader in providing economic, financial, and management consulting services, today announced that Dr. Renée Duplantis will join the firm as a vice president and leader of CRA’s Canadian Competition team. Dr. Duplantis will be based in the company’s Toronto office.


“Dr. Duplantis has more than 20 years of experience in dealing with complex competition matters in Canada, the United States, and Europe, and we are proud to welcome her to the CRA team,” said CRA President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Maleh. “Like many of the economists in our Antitrust & Competition Economics Practice, she is a recognized thought leader with experience testifying in court and presenting to competition agencies around the world.”

“I am thrilled that Renée is joining CRA, which will strengthen the economic, analytical, and testifying expertise CRA brings to Canadian clients as they navigate regulatory challenges nationally and globally,” said CRA Global Antitrust & Competition Economics Practice Leader Margaret Sanderson. “I look forward to working with Renée as we grow our Canadian team.”

Dr. Duplantis specializes in the empirical analysis of competition issues with a primary focus on quantifying the competitive effects of mergers. Prior to joining CRA, she led the Canadian competition practice of an international consulting firm. She was previously the chief economist at the Canadian Competition Bureau. Dr. Duplantis has a PhD in economics from Northeastern University, an MA in economics from Duke University, and a BBA in economics from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

About CRA’s Antitrust & Competition Economics Practice

CRA’s competition economists provide economic analysis and testimony in competition matters around the world. Many have served in government antitrust agencies and are members of premier academic, economic, and law faculties. Their experience extends to many industries, including health care, energy, computer hardware/software, retailing, telecommunications, aerospace and defense, entertainment, transportation, natural resources, sports, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, financial services, and consumer products.

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, Instagram, and Facebook.

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT

Statements in this press release concerning the addition of Dr. Renée Duplantis, CRA’s Antitrust & Competition Economics Practice, the expansion of the Antitrust & Competition Economics Practice, and any future business Dr. Duplantis may generate for CRA, 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; the potential loss of clients; the demand environment; global economic conditions; foreign exchange rate fluctuations; and intense competition. Additional 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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