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Christopher Pleatsikas Returns to Charles River Associates (CRA) as a Vice President in the Antitrust & Competition Economics Practice

Pleatsikas Grows CRA’s Roster of Experienced Testifying Experts

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 10, 2016-- Charles River Associates (NASDAQ: CRAI), a worldwide leader in providing economic, financial, and management consulting services, today announced that Christopher Pleatsikas has rejoined the firm as a vice president in the Antitrust & Competition Economics Practice based in Oakland. Dr. Pleatsikas specializes in competition analysis and antitrust issues involving mergers and acquisitions, economic impact assessment analysis, intellectual property, class action certification and damages, and regulatory consulting. He previously worked at Charles River Associates in the Antitrust & Competition Economics Practice, with a focus on Asia-Pacific projects.

“We are excited to welcome back Christopher Pleatsikas,” said CRA's President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Maleh. “His antitrust experience and testifying expertise in courts and before administrative agencies in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and the Republic of Singapore is valuable as clients frequently require assistance in several jurisdictions.”

Dr. Pleatsikas has extensive expertise in a variety of network industries including financial services, energy transportation and distribution, telecommunications and computer services, and transportation. Most recently, he was a Managing Director at the Berkeley Research Group. Previously, Dr. Pleatsikas was a Managing Director at LECG, in charge of its Australian litigation practice. He also has been a Principal at Putnam, Hayes & Bartlett, Inc., a Manager of the Economic Analysis Unit, Management Advisory Services at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and a Managing Associate at Urban Systems Research and Engineering, Inc.

Dr. Pleatsikas has been a distinguished lecturer in the economics department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has also taught at the University of Pennsylvania and University of Maryland. His published papers, conference papers, and presentations include analyses of the interface between antitrust and regulatory policy, evaluation of the implications of standards for determining whether prices are predatory, assessments of the competitive implications of contractual provisions, and analyses of merger policies and regulations. Additionally, he is currently an editor for the Competition and Consumer Journal.

He holds a PhD in Regional Economic Analysis and a BA in Arts and Sciences from the University of Pennsylvania along with a MS in Natural Resources from the University of Vermont.

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 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 and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2015. Detailed information about Charles River Associates, a registered trade name of CRA International, Inc. is available at http://www.crai.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

Statements in this press release concerning the role of Christopher Pleatsikas, the Company’s litigation and strategy consulting offering, any future business Christopher Pleatsikas may generate for the Company, the future business, operating results, and financial condition of the Company and statements using the terms “strengthens,” "anticipates," "believes," "expects," "should," "prospects," "target," 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 the Company include, among others, the failure to generate engagements for us; dependence on the growth of our litigation or strategy consulting practice; 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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