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Leading Economic Expert, Michelle Burtis, Joins Charles River Associates (CRA)

Burtis Grows CRA’s Roster of Experienced Testifying Experts in Antitrust

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 21, 2015-- Charles River Associates (NASDAQ: CRAI), a worldwide leader in providing economic, financial, and management consulting services, today announced that Michelle Burtis, PhD, has joined the firm as a vice president in the Antitrust & Competition Economics Practice based in Washington, DC. Dr. Burtis is an economic expert in antitrust litigation, damages analyses, and intellectual property matters. In recent years, she has testified as an economic expert in numerous antitrust cases at the class certification stage.

“As CRA looks to grow its testifying expertise in class certification, Michelle Burtis adds a solid foothold and we are excited to welcome her to CRA,” said CRA’s President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Maleh. “She is one of the most highly regarded class certification experts in the US. In addition, she brings a wealth of experience in other areas to our antitrust and competition economics offering.”

Michelle Burtis said, “CRA is well known for its leading role in economic and financial consulting services, and I look forward to working with CRA’s large, highly skilled group of antitrust and competition economists.”

Dr. Burtis has served as an expert in federal and state courts and in arbitration proceedings. She has significant experience in applying economic analysis to alleged horizontal conduct, such as price fixing and market allocation and claims of attempted monopolization. Dr. Burtis has provided economic analysis related to the competitive effects of mergers to the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice. She has also analyzed various intellectual property issues, including damages claims. Her analysis has covered industries that include natural resources, consumer products, computer software, and service industries.

Dr. Burtis has published articles on antitrust and intellectual property issues for the Antitrust Law Journal, Journal of Business Valuation, Supreme Court Review, and antitrust publications for the American Bar Association. She is a regular speaker on antitrust and other economic topics, and has taught economics at the University of Texas at Austin and George Mason University.

Prior to joining CRA, Dr. Burtis was a senior advisor at Cornerstone Research. She holds a PhD degree in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin and a BA degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

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 global consulting firm specializing in litigation, regulatory, and financial consulting, 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 and is celebrating its 50th year anniversary in 2015. Detailed information about Charles River Associates, a registered trade name of CRA International, Inc., is available at

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