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At a Glance

Uppers

“Everyone at CRA is intellectually curious, and the fact that so many staff have an interest in research is great for cultivating ideas.”

“Great exposure to various industries and great working environment.”

“Variety, exposure to high profile litigation and transactions, talented colleagues.”

Downers

“Financially conservative firm can sometimes lead to slower-than-desired growth.”

“Might not be paid as much as some competitor firms.”

“The unpredictability of the work.”

About Charles River Associates

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. Clients engage CRA for its combination of analytical rigor, functional expertise, and industry knowledge, and for its objective solutions to complex problems. 

Clients include national and international companies; federal, state, and local government agencies and foreign governments; public and private utilities; and trade associations, which operate in a number of industries. Among those industries are banking and capital markets, capital projects, chemicals, communications and media, energy and utilities, entertainment, financial services, health care, insurance, life sciences, manufacturing, metals, mining, & materials, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, retail, sports, telecommunications, and transportation. 

Growth at CRA 

CRA has grown its two main areas of business recently: management consulting and litigation services. Under the former, its consultants offer advice on corporate, business unit strategy, and managing for value. 

Law firms, businesses, and government agencies turn to the firm for its litigation support, expert analysis, and guidance on regulatory and corporate matters. CRA's consultants and academic affiliates have in-depth industry knowledge and expertise in economics, accounting, finance, and business. Service offerings include class certification, damages analysis, expert reports and testimony, and regulatory analysis. CRA also offers business advisory services, including strategy development, valuation of tangible and intangible assets, risk management, and transaction support. 

Minding your Is and Ps 

CRA is a prolific publisher, regularly putting out studies, surveys, and reports. It also has a number of newsletters that focus on the energy industry, accounting and valuation, antitrust and competition issues, financial markets, life sciences, transfer pricing, and the oil and gas industry, among other subjects.

Charles River Associates

John Hancock Tower
200 Clarendon Street
Boston, MA 02116-5092
Phone: (617) 425-3000

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Public
Stock Symbol: CRAI
Stock Exchange: NASDAQ
President, CEO and Chairman of the Board: Paul Maleh

Major Office Locations

Boston, MA (World HQ)
Chicago, IL
College Station, TX
Dallas, TX
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
Oakland, CA
Salt Lake City, UT
San Francisco, CA
Summit, NJ
Tallahassee, FL
Washington, DC
Brussels
Cambridge
London
Munich
Sydney
Toronto
Zurich
Dusseldorf

Major Departments & Practices

  • Antitrust & Competition Economics
  • Auctions & Competitive Bidding
  • Analytics
  • CEO Advisory
  • Class Actions
  • Damages & Quantum
  • Energy
  • Employment & Compensation
  • ESG and Sustainability
  • Finance
  • Financial Economics
  • Financial Litigation & Regulation
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Forensic Services
  • Information Security & Privacy
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Arbitration
  • Investigation & Compliance
  • Labor & Employment
  • Life Sciences
  • Management Consulting
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Risk, Investigations & Analytics
  • Services
  • Transfer Pricing