Charles River Associates (CRA) Expands Forensic Services Practice

New Vice President Brings Over 23 Years of Experience in Forensic
Advisory Services

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CRA
International, Inc.
(NASDAQ: CRAI), a worldwide leader in providing economic,
financial, and management consulting services
, today announced the
addition of Kenneth Mathieu, CPA/CFF/ABV to the firm’s Forensic Services
Practice as a Vice President.

Drawing upon over two decades of accounting expertise, Mr. Mathieu
provides forensic accounting, litigation consulting, and valuation
services for corporations and governmental agencies. Mr. Mathieu
conducts investigations related to accounting irregularities, asset
misappropriation, corruption, fraudulent conveyance claims, and
management conduct. He also quantifies damages to assist in resolving
disputes involving the application of Generally Accepted Accounting
Principles (GAAP), business valuation, and breach of contract claims.
Specifically, he has extensive experience in the investigation of claims
and quantification of damages in merger and acquisition related disputes.

We are pleased to welcome Ken Mathieu to our Forensic Services
Practice,” said Paul
Maleh
, CRA’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Ken’s proven
leadership skills and deep expertise in delivering forensic and dispute
resolution services further strengthens our forensic accounting and
investigation capabilities.”

Kris
Swanson
, Vice President and Practice Leader for the Forensic
Services Practice, added, “Ken’s extensive experience in the forensic
accounting field makes him well prepared to help our clients get to the
truth when allegations of fraud, misconduct, and non-compliance arise.
We are excited that Ken is joining our team of experienced forensic
accounting and investigation professionals.”

Mr. Mathieu has served as the expert witness or consulting expert to
assist in the resolution of numerous matters involving GAAP, valuation,
and damages. The results of his analyses have been included in
presentations and reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission, the
United States Department of Justice and federal law enforcement
agencies, as well as companies’ boards of directors and investors. Mr.
Mathieu has co-authored chapters for multiple books, including a
publication of Business Valuation Resources, and published articles in
several journals, including the Journal of Accountancy, the
flagship publication of the American Institute of Certified Public
Accountants (AICPA). He is also a frequent speaker on the topics of
accounting, investigations, valuation, and damages. He has served
various leadership roles with the AICPA, most recently being appointed
as a Commissioner on the National Accreditation Committee which leads
the AICPA accreditation process.

Mr. Mathieu earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from
Loyola University and a master’s degree in Business Administration with
a concentration in finance, management and strategy from Northwestern
University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Mr. Mathieu is
a Certified Public Accountant, Certified in Financial Forensics and
Accredited in Business Valuation by the AICPA.

CRA’s Forensic
Services Practice

CRA’s Forensic Services Practice assists companies in reaffirming their
commitment to integrity by 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.

About Charles River Associates (CRA)

Charles River Associates® is a leading 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 www.crai.com.
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SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT

Statements in this press release concerning the addition of Kenneth
Mathieu, the Company’s forensic services consulting offering, and future
business Kenneth Mathieu may generate for the Company and statements
using the terms “provides,” “enhance,” “expects,” “strengthen,” 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, including in forensic services; 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
those 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.

Contacts

Media Relations
Charles River Associates
media@crai.com
617-425-6453

Jamie
Bernard, IRC
Senior Associate
Sharon Merrill Associates, Inc.
617-542-5300

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