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Charles River Associates (CRA) Strengthens Forensic Services Practice

Two New Vice Presidents Bring Decades of Experience in Cyber Response, eDiscovery, and Structured Data Assignments

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 30, 2017-- Charles River Associates (NASDAQ: CRAI), a worldwide leader in providing economic, financial, and management consulting services, today announced the addition of Ryan Bilbrey and Andy Obuchowski who are joining the Forensic Services Practice as vice presidents in New York and Boston, respectively. Mr. Bilbrey leads high profile eDiscovery and structured data engagements, directing the identification, collection, analysis, processing, and hosted review of electronically stored information (ESI), typically for matters that are in litigation or under investigation. Mr. Obuchowski leads engagements in the areas of data breach, incident response, and digital forensics, and deepens the practice’s expertise in international cyber investigations.

“Ryan and Andy bring decades of experience in advising clients on data intensive, eDiscovery, and cyber incident response engagements,” said CRA’s President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Maleh. “The addition of these professionals in New York and Boston will strengthen our growing Forensic Services Practice and support our commitment to providing clients with best-in-class independent technical accounting and forensic expertise in complex litigation, internal investigation, and defense matters.”

CRA’s Forensic Services Practice assists companies in 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.

Forensic Services Practice Leader Kristofer Swanson added, “We are excited to welcome Ryan and Andy to the practice and look forward to capitalizing on their experience to deliver cutting edge services to our clients in the ever-evolving world of big data and cyber incident response.”

Mr. Bilbrey will lead CRA’s eDiscovery and Structured Data solutions, which are both areas in which proven processes and technologies are invaluable across the full range of forensic investigation, cyber response, and dispute resolution assignments. These solutions help clients preserve, collect, process, analyze, review, report on, and produce relevant electronic data from traditional eDiscovery data sources as well as complex structured data maintained in disparate databases. Mr. Bilbrey’s project experience covers a wide range of litigation and investigation matters, including class action lawsuits, mortgage lending and mortgage-backed securities, environmental litigation, and regulatory, fraud, anti-money laundering, and kickback investigations across a variety of industries. He has provided expert testimony in deposition regarding financial and accounting database analysis, as well as in areas pertaining to data backup, retention protocols, and the restoration of data. Mr. Bilbrey also has provided expert testimony in federal court related to the collection and processing of ESI. He received a BS degree in Finance and Management from Trinity University.

Mr. Obuchowski provides additional leadership for our Cyber Crime Investigation solution, strengthening CRA’s footprint in the northeastern United States and bringing expertise in international cyber security incidents and related services. He leads engagements in the areas of data breach, incident response, and digital forensics. Mr. Obuchowski has more than 20 years of experience, including 12 years of law enforcement investigations, instruction at numerous police academies, and longtime membership in several computer and financial crime task forces. He is a frequent speaker on cyber crime investigations, information security, and digital forensics, and holds multiple related certifications. He is also an adjunct professor at Anna Maria College. Mr. Obuchowski received a BS degree in Criminal Justice from Anna Maria College and a Master’s degree in National Security & Public Safety from the University of New Haven.

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. Detailed information about Charles River Associates, a registered trade name of CRA International, Inc., is available at Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

Statements in this press release concerning the addition of Ryan Bilbrey and Andy Obuchowski to the Forensic Services Practice, any future business Ryan Bilbrey and Andy Obuchowski may generate for the Company, the future business, operating results, and financial condition of the Company and statements using the terms “strengthen,” “deliver,” “capitalizing,” 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 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.

Source: Charles River Associates

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