Profile: CRA International Inc (CRAI.OQ)
25 May 2017
CRA International, Inc., incorporated on February 19, 1965, is a global consulting firm. The Company provides economic, financial and management consulting services. The Company consulting services in two areas: litigation, regulatory, and financial consulting and management consulting. The Company advises clients on economic and financial matters pertaining to litigation and regulatory proceedings, and guide corporations through business strategy and performance-related issues. It combines economic and financial analysis with litigation and regulatory support, business strategy and planning, market and demand forecasting, and policy analysis. It is retained in stakes matters, such as multibillion-dollar mergers and acquisitions, new product introductions, major strategy and capital investment decisions, and complex litigation. The Company provides consulting services to corporate clients and attorneys in a range of litigation and regulatory proceedings, providing research and analysis, testimony, and support in litigation and regulatory proceedings in all areas of finance, accounting, economics, insurance, and forensic accounting and investigations.
The Company uses its capability in economics, finance, and business to offer law firms, businesses, and government agencies services related to class certification, damages analysis, reports and testimony, regulatory analysis, strategy development, valuation of tangible and intangible assets, risk management and transaction support. In its management consulting services, the Company uses its capability in economics, finance, and business analysis to offer its clients services, such as strategy development, performance improvement, corporate strategy and portfolio analysis, estimation of market demand, new product pricing strategies, valuation of intellectual property and other assets, assessment of competitors' actions, and analysis of new sources of supply. Its analytical capability in economic and financial methods is complemented by its capability in specific industries, including agriculture; banking and capital markets; chemicals; communications and media; consumer products; energy; entertainment; financial services; healthcare; insurance; life sciences; manufacturing; metals, mining, and materials; oil and gas; real estate; retail; sports; telecommunications; transportation; and technology.
Litigation, Regulatory, and Financial Consulting
In its litigation, regulatory, and financial consulting practices, it works closely with law firms on behalf of one or more companies involved in litigation or regulatory proceedings in areas, such as antitrust, damages, and labor and employment. The Company provides services, such as economic capability, analyses and testimony in areas, such as Antitrust & Competition; Damages & Valuation; Financial Accounting & Valuation; Financial Economics; Forensic & Cyber Investigations; Insurance Economics; Intellectual Property; International Arbitration; Labor & Employment; Mergers & Acquisitions; Regulatory Economics & Compliance; Securities & Financial Markets, and Transfer Pricing. It provides Antitrust litigation services, including economic analysis of the effects of alleged collusion and cartels, monopolization, abuse of dominance, monopsony and vertical restrictions. Its Damages & Valuation includes services, such as disputes involving lost profits, breach of contract, purchase price, valuation, business interruption, product liability, and fraud, among other damages claims. Calculating damages, providing expert testimony, and critiquing opposing experts' damages analyses in matters involving disputes in antitrust; intellectual property; securities and other financial market issues; insolvency; property values; contract; employment discrimination; product liability; environmental contamination, and purchase price. Supporting clients with corporate valuation services, providing pre-trial evaluations of damages claims and methodologies, and evaluating proposed settlements in class action and other cases.
The Company's Financial Accounting & Valuation services include commercial and shareholder disputes; corporate finance damages advise; corporate investigations; due diligence; financial accounting, and valuation and litigation support and testimony, including both liability and damages. Its Financial Economics includes matters pertaining to financial markets, including regulatory analyses and litigation support for financial institutions in areas of fair lending compliance, credit risk, credit scoring, consumer and mortgage lending, housing markets, international mortgage markets and securitization. Analyses of valuations and estimates of damages associated with breaches of contract, national laws, and international treaties and the effects of market rules, processes, and contracts on prices and competition. Its Forensic & Cyber Investigations includes forensic accounting and analysis of complex accounting issues; fraud, corruption, bribery and embezzlement investigations; white collar defense; cybercrime, data breach and theft of trade secrets investigations; computer and other digital forensic analyses; actionable business intelligence and reputational due diligence, and other independent professional services that help clients preserve their reputation and support their commitment to integrity.
The Company's Insurance Economics includes matters pertaining to advising insurers, regulators, and legislators in management, insurance products, and litigation and regulation. Its Intellectual Property includes matters pertaining to all types of intellectual property assets, including valuation, litigation, transaction and strategic advisory services, patents, trade secrets, copyrights and trademarks, as well as economic damages in intellectual property litigation, valuations of intellectual property assets for strategic and regulatory purposes, and transactional advisory services for licensing and other intellectual property-rich transactions. It provides witness and litigation support services; conducts analyses of employment and contracting practices; monitors consent decrees and settlement agreements; designs information systems to track relevant employment data, and analyzes liability and assessing damages.
The Company's assists clients in obtaining domestic and foreign regulatory approvals in proceedings before government agencies, such as the United States Federal Trade Commission, the United States Department of Justice, the Merger Task Force at the European Commission, and the Canadian Competition Bureau. Analyses include simulating the effects of mergers on prices, estimating demand elasticities, designing and administering customer and consumer surveys, and studying possible acquisition-related synergies. It provides regulatory proceedings and assists clients in understanding and mitigating regulatory risks and exposures, preparing policy studies that help develop the basis for sound regulatory policy, drafting regulatory filings, and advising on regulations pertaining to environmental protection, employment, and health and safety.
The Company provides application of financial economics and accounting to litigation and business problems areas, such as securities litigation; securities markets and financial institutions; valuation and damages, and other financial litigation. The Company provides Transfer Pricing in all phases of the tax cycle, including planning, documentation, and tax valuation. It also includes audit defense and support in pricing agreements, alternative dispute resolution, and litigation in proceedings involving the Internal Revenue Service, the Tax Division of the United States Department of Justice, state and municipal tax authorities, and foreign tax authorities.
The Company's management consulting practices offer a mix of industry and functional capability to help companies solve their strategic, organizational and operational business problems. The Company supports clients in implementation by setting priorities, focusing resources and aligning operations. The Company offers management consulting in the areas, including Auctions & Competitive Bidding; Corporate & Business Strategy; Enterprise Risk Management; Environmental & Energy Strategy; Intellectual Property & Technology Management; Organization & Performance Improvement, and Transaction Advisory Services. It provides auction and market design, implementation, and monitoring services, as well as bidding support services, for businesses, industry organizations, and governments in various industries around the world, including commodities, energy and utilities, telecommunications, transportation, natural resources and other industries. It advises on business strategy, corporate revitalizations and organizational effectiveness. It advises chief executive officers and executive management teams on corporate and business unit strategy, market analysis, portfolio management, pricing strategy and product positioning. It offers strategy, execution, organic growth, growth through acquisition, productivity, risk management, leadership and organization, among others.
The Company advises financial institutions and corporations in areas of governance and strategy, process analytics, and technology related to risk management. It advises companies on corporate strategy to address risks and uncertainties surrounding environmental policy developments; business models that adapt to future environmental policy; investment decision-making processes that account for environmental policy uncertainty; environmental strategic compliance options with regulations/legislation; emissions trading planning surrounding cap-and-trade policies; identification of business opportunities that could relate to environmental trends, and the economic and business issues surrounding clean and renewable energy, enterprise and asset management, global gas and liquefied natural gas services, and regulation and litigation. It advises top management, investors and boards on technology strategy and planning, research and development management, commercialization, technology market evaluation, intellectual property management, and portfolio and resource management. It advises corporate clients in areas of revenue growth drivers; operating margin drivers; asset efficiency drivers; key enablers, and performance management and metrics. It advises business leaders, including buyers and sellers, in the areas of due diligence, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and valuation.
CRA International Inc
200 Clarendon Street, T-33
BOSTON MA 2116