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Charles River Associates (CRA) Enhances its Forensic Services Practice

10/22/18

New Vice President Brings Over 25 Years of Experience in Forensic Advisory Services

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 22, 2018-- Charles River Associates (NASDAQ: CRAI), a worldwide leader in providing economic, financial, and management consulting services, today announced the addition of Kevin Bennett as vice president in its Forensic Services Practice, affiliated with the Chicago office.

Mr. Bennett has led high-profile investigative, compliance, due diligence and risk assessment matters both domestically and globally. He has worked on behalf of Special Committees of the Board of Directors, advising them on complex accounting investigations and the application of GAAP. Mr. Bennett has presented the results of corporate investigations to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), US Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and other government regulators. He has advised companies and their legal counsel on global anti-bribery and anti-corruption matters regarding potential violations of the anti-bribery and books and records provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and complex accounting investigations. Mr. Bennett has supported management and corporate boards of directors with comprehensive risk assessments to identify potential fraud, bribery and corruption related risks. He has also assisted corporations in developing and enhancing their anti-bribery and anti-corruption compliance programs to meet their legal compliance requirements, corporate mandate, and transactional due diligence responsibilities.

“We welcome Kevin to the Forensic Services Practice. His expertise in advising clients on international corruption and bribery investigations, forensic accounting matters, and fraud investigations further strengthens our fast-growing Forensic Services Practice,” said CRA's President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Maleh.

Forensic Services Practice Leader Kristofer Swanson said, “Kevin has an impeccable track record of helping companies and their counsel reaffirm their commitment to integrity by independently responding to serious allegations of misconduct. We are excited to have him join our team of seasoned professionals.”

Scott Solomon, Vice President, added, “Kevin is a highly skilled expert who will expand our offering in international FCPA and UK Bribery Act investigations as well as expand our core forensic accounting offering. Kevin’s strong reputation and deep skill in these complex matters will yield significant and immediate value for our clients.”

Mr. Bennett was previously a partner and practice leader for the Forensic Advisory Services practice at Grant Thornton. He is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the American Bar Association (ABA), the Institute for Internal Auditors (IIA) and the Institute for Internal Controls (CICA). Mr. Bennett received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Principia College.

CRA’s Forensic Services Practice

CRA’s Forensic Services Practice assists companies in reaffirming their commitment to integrity by independently responding to allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, misconduct, and non-compliance, delivering deep and timely insights resulting from our commitment to deploying cross-trained teams of experienced forensic professionals.

About Charles River Associates (CRA)
Charles River Associates® is a global consulting firm specializing in litigation, regulatory, financial, and management consulting. 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 http://www.crai.com. Follow us on LinkedInTwitter, and Facebook.

Statements in this press release concerning the role of Kevin Bennett, any future business Kevin Bennett may generate for the Company, the growth and pace of growth of our Forensic Services Practice, the future business, operating results, and financial condition of the Company 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 litigation consulting practice, including in forensic and cyber investigations; 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 risks 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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