Profile: CRA International Inc (CRAI.OQ)
18 Jan 2017
CRA International, Inc. (CRAI), incorporated on February 19, 1965, is a global consulting firm. The Company provides economic, financial and management consulting services. It operates in two segments: consulting services and NeuCo, Inc. (NeuCo). The Company offers consulting services in areas, including litigation, regulatory and financial consulting, and management consulting. It provides consulting services to corporate clients and attorneys in a range of litigation and regulatory proceedings, providing research and analysis, testimony, and support in all areas of finance, accounting, economics, insurance, and forensic accounting and investigations. It also offers law firms, businesses, and government agencies services related to class certification, damages analysis, expert reports and testimony, regulatory analysis, strategy development, valuation of tangible and intangible assets, risk management and transaction support. The Company offers services, such as 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. The Company's subsidiary, NeuCo, develops and markets a family of neural network software tools and application consulting services, which are focused on electric utilities. It caters to various industries, such as agriculture, banking and capital markets, chemicals, communications and media, consumer products, energy, entertainment and real estate.
Litigation, regulatory and financial consulting
In the litigation, regulatory and financial consulting practices, the Company 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 is involved in lawsuits and regulatory proceedings, such as obtaining regulatory approval of a pending merger or analyzing possible damages awards in a class action case. The Company's consultants work with law firms, corporate counsel and regulatory agencies to assist in developing the theory of the case and in preparing the testimony of expert witnesses from among its employees and from among non-employee experts and others in academia. In addition, the Company's consultants provide general litigation support, including reviewing legal briefs and assisting in the appeals process. It provides services, such as antitrust litigation, including economic analysis of the competitive effects of alleged collusion and cartels, monopolization, abuse of dominance, monopsony and vertical restrictions, and disputes involving lost profits, breach of contract, purchase price, valuation, business interruption, product liability and fraud, among other damages claims. Its services also include 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; purchase price, and supporting clients with broader corporate valuation services, providing pre-trial evaluations of damages claims and methodologies, and evaluating proposed settlements in class action and other cases. Its services include commercial and shareholder disputes; corporate finance damages advisory; corporate investigations; due diligence; financial accounting; valuation and litigation support, and expert testimony, including both liability and damages. Its services in the transfer area include all phases of the tax cycle, including planning, documentation and tax valuation, audit defense and support in advanced 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 services to help companies address their strategic, organizational and operational business problems. The Company advises clients in a range of industries on generating growth, creating value and enhancing shareholder wealth. Additionally, the Company allows clients to develop fresh approaches by sharing industry insights and supports clients by setting priorities, focusing resources and aligning operations. Its services include providing 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 advising on business strategy, corporate revitalizations and organizational effectiveness by bringing ways of thinking to companies and ways of working to develop strategies over time and identifying the opportunities that address critical challenges and transform business. It also advises chief executive officers and executive management teams on corporate and business unit strategy, market analysis, portfolio management, pricing strategy and product positioning. It focuses on various areas, which include strategy, execution, organic growth, growth through acquisition, productivity, risk management, leadership and organization, and managing for value.
CRA International Inc
200 Clarendon Street, T-33
BOSTON MA 2116