New Vice President Steven Schwartz Brings Expertise in Commercial
Damages and Intellectual Property
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 23, 2015--
River Associates (NASDAQ: CRAI), a worldwide leader in providing economic,
financial, and management consulting services, today announced that Steven
Schwartz, PhD, has joined the firm as a vice president in the Finance
Practice based in Dallas. Dr. Schwartz advises clients on litigation
matters involving securities, intellectual property, and antitrust
disputes, and he is an experienced expert witness.
“We are pleased to welcome Steven Schwartz to Charles River Associates,”
said CRA's President and Chief Executive Officer Paul
Maleh. “His more than 30 years of economic and litigation consulting
experience includes extensive damages estimation expertise and expert
testimony in areas that complement our Finance Practice and others areas
of our portfolio.”
Dr. Schwartz has undertaken many analyses arising out of allegations of
illegal price discrimination, on both liability and damages questions.
In addition, he has extensive experience in Lanham Act matters, and has
estimated damages in both trademark infringement and false advertising
cases. He also has testified in numerous intellectual property matters
on the measurement of damages in patent infringement cases as well as
the valuation of IP assets, portfolios, and licenses. Additionally, Dr.
Schwartz has testified in federal and state courts, before the US
International Trade Commission, in the US Tax Court, and in arbitration
proceedings. He also has performed many antitrust analyses in connection
with private antitrust litigation and merger investigations, with a
particular focus on analyzing the economics of vertical relationships.
He has worked across industries that include consumer goods, high-tech,
computer software, and manufacturing. Dr. Schwartz is regularly
published, authoring more than a dozen articles in economics journals
concerning mergers, the persistence of monopoly profits, and arbitrator
bias. He also has written for the Practising Law Institute and American
Bar Association publications and economic journals.
Prior to joining CRA, Dr. Schwartz was a managing director at Alvarez &
Marsal in its Global Forensics, Disputes and Investigations Practice,
and a consultant with NERA Economic Consulting. His previous experience
also includes as an Assistant Professor of Economics at Miami University
(Oxford, Ohio) and as an antitrust economist in the Bureau of Economics
at the Federal Trade Commission. Dr. Schwartz holds PhD and MA degrees
in Economics from the University of Maryland and a BA degree in
Economics from Wesleyan University (CT).
About CRA’s Finance
Organizations turn to CRA when they are facing financial and accounting
investigations. CRA’s expert teams integrate accounting, finance,
litigation, and investigation expertise, and include staff experts as
well as affiliated experts with extensive academic credentials and
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 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 http://www.crai.com.
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