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  • Vice President
    Chicago
    +1-312-577-4196
    Dr. Debra J. Aron is a Vice President in the Competition Practice. Debra applies her expertise in economic and policy matters, including competition and antitrust analysis, intellectual property, class certification, and damages analysis, in both regulatory and litigation disputes. She has provided expert testimony for over 20 years in a variety... Read more
  • Vice President
    Chicago
    +1-312-619-3362, +1-612-839-8561
    Kevin Bennett leads complex investigations involving forensic accounting, global bribery and anti-corruption, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and accounting-related matters. He has more than 25 years of experience working with boards and legal counsel on accounting investigations and the application of GAAP, corporate governance... Read more
  • Vice President
    Chicago
    +1-312-619-3360
    Dr. Keith Bockus focuses on financial economics, valuation, and financial accounting issues. He consults on shareholder disputes, securities fraud and insider trading, solvency, breach of contract, and other matters. He has worked on a broad range of industries, including financial services, transportation, pharmaceuticals, consumer products,... Read more
  • Vice President
    Chicago
    +1-312-377-9225
    Christopher J. Bokhart has extensive experience in preparing claims for economic loss in patent and trademark cases, including calculation of lost profits, reasonable royalty prejudgment interest, and cost of capital. He has prepared and analyzed claims for damages related to theft of trade secrets, the diminution in value of intangible assets due... Read more
  • Senior Consultant to CRA
    Chicago
    +1-847-778-2971
    Dennis Chookaszian is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and teaches courses in Corporate Governance as well as a course in International Corporate Governance at Cheung Kong University in China, and at IIPM in India. He is the retired chairman and CEO of CNA Insurance Companies where he served in numerous... Read more
  • Vice President
    Chicago
    +1-312-377-2248
    Dr. Richard V.L. Cooper is a transfer pricing expert with more than 30 years of experience. Dr. Cooper has testified as an expert witness before various bodies, including the US Tax Court, the US International Trade Commission, and the US Congress (including the Senate Armed Services Committee, House Armed Services Committee, and House Budget... Read more
  • Vice President
    Chicago
    +1-312-377-2241
    Brian M. Daniel has managed valuation, litigation, and strategy assignments in a wide variety of manufacturing, retailing, and service industries. In the context of corporate transactions, Mr. Daniel has authored numerous intellectual property appraisal and business valuation reports and managed a wide range of projects involving trademarks,... Read more
  • Vice President
    Chicago
    +1-312-619-3350
    Sean Durkin specializes in antitrust economics, damage analysis, econometrics, microeconomics, and international economics. Dr. Durkin has served as a testifying expert on damages and liability in class action, antitrust, patent, and unfair competition cases and has testified before the International Trade Commission and the Illinois Commerce... Read more
  • Vice President
    Chicago
    +1-312-377-5204
    Mr. Craig Elson has significant experience in connection with the economic, financial, accounting, and valuation aspects of commercial litigation. He has substantial expertise in performing valuation studies and damage assessments, including voidable transfer evaluations in bankruptcy matters, as well as lost profits, excessive cost, and unjust... Read more
  • Vice President
    Chicago
    +1-312-377-2321
    Robert B. Goldman assists clients in developing and implementing strategies for managing and realizing value from their intellectual property portfolios. He has consulted on numerous engagements involving the valuation of intellectual property and intangible assets for licensing and sale transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate spin-outs... Read more
  • Senior Consultant to CRA
    Chicago
    +1-617-425-3000
    Jonathan Guryan is Professor of Human Development and Social Policy, Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Policy Research and a courtesy member of the Economics Department and the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University. He is an expert on the economics of labor markets, labor and employment law, labor market discrimination, unions,... Read more
  • Vice President
    Chicago
    +1-312-619-3310
    Dr. Janice H. Halpern has extensive experience in antitrust and industrial organization, applied microeconomics, intellectual property, damages, and labor economics. Her industry expertise includes music copyrights and other intellectual property; platform industries (e.g., credit cards, airline global reservation systems); and consumer and... Read more
  • Vice President
    Chicago
    +1-312-619-3309
    Bill has worked on over a thousand data incident/data breach cases along with numerous cases dealing with white collar crime and enterprise risk management. He has handled all types of ransomware, data extortion, business email compromise, nation state attacks, malware outbreaks, insider threats, amongst other items. Many of his cases have been... Read more
  • Chief Corporate Development Officer and Executive Vice President
    Chicago
    +1-312-377-2322
    Chad Holmes joined CRA in 2004 as part of our acquisition of InteCap, Inc., and has been a member of our senior leadership team since 2009. Mr. Holmes currently serves as our chief corporate development officer and executive vice president. In this position, Mr. Holmes focuses on CRA’s capital allocation and deployment, and is responsible for... Read more
  • Senior Consultant to CRA
    Chicago
    +1-773-505-9933
    Thomas N. Hubbard is Senior Associate Dean: Strategic Initiatives, and the Elinor and H. Wendell Hobbs Professor of Management at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is also the former Chairman of the Management and Strategy Department at the Kellogg School. Professor Hubbard has taught at Northwestern since 2005.... Read more
  • Vice President
    Chicago
    +1-312-377-9238
    GCR Economist of the Year, 2018 Dr. Anne Layne-Farrar is a Vice President in the Antitrust & Competition Economics Practice of CRA and an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University School of Law. She specializes in antitrust and intellectual property matters, especially where the two issues are combined. She advises clients on competition,... Read more
  • Vice President
    Chicago
    +1-312-377-2365
    Justin Lenzo is a vice president in the Antitrust & Competition Economics Practice based in Chicago. He has expertise in econometric and statistical analysis, industrial organization, game theory, and business strategy. He has consulted on antitrust, intellectual property, class action, and consumer fraud matters, among others. He has... Read more
  • Vice President
    Chicago
    +1-312-377-9210
    Ken is a Vice President in CRA’s Forensic Services Practice. He provides litigation consulting, forensic accounting, and valuation services for both public and private companies as well as governmental agencies.   He performs analyses for dispute-related damages involving complex GAAP/ accounting disputes, business valuation, mergers and... Read more
  • Vice President
    Chicago
    +1-312-377-9228
    Michael G. Mayer is a Vice President of Charles River Associates.  He has performed numerous business valuation assignments and has evaluated numerous claims for economic loss in a range of business, banking, securities, derivatives and insurance disputes.  He has also performed financial investigations of brokerage firms, hedge funds, savings and... Read more
  • Vice President, Practice Leader of Intellectual Property
    Chicago
    +1-312-377-2279
    Daniel M. McGavock has specialized in the valuation and strategic management of intellectual property (IP) for over 30 years. Broadly speaking, his consulting work focuses on the application of accounting, business, financial, and economic analyses and expertise to matters involving IP rights. He has applied this expertise as a damages expert in... Read more
  • Vice President
    Chicago
    +1-312-377-2378
    Ms. Renee McMahon advises clients on the financial and economic implications of business decision making, often in the context of performing valuation and damages analyses in litigation and bankruptcy matters. She consults clients involved in a range of disputes, including, among other things, breach of contract and/or warranty, merger and... Read more
  • Senior Consultant to CRA
    Chicago
    +1 (312) 619-3372
    Scott Meadow is the Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and an expert in the field of private equity and venture capital. Professor Meadow has served as an expert witness in commercial disputes involving private equity and venture capital funds and is a professional director and mentor to... Read more
  • Senior Consultant to CRA
    Chicago
    +1-312-619-3320
    Kevin M. Murphy is the George J. Stigler Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at The University of Chicago in the Booth School of Business and Department of Economics. Professor Murphy specializes in microeconomics, labor economics, price theory, industrial organization, and statistics. He consults and serves as a testifying expert on... Read more
  • Senior Advisor
    Chicago
    +1-617-425-3000
    Dr. Richard Razgaitis has 40 years of experience working with the development, commercialization, and strategic management of technology, more than 25 of which have been spent specializing in the commercialization of intellectual property. He has valued and negotiated numerous licenses in a wide range of technology areas, markets, territories, and... Read more
  • Vice President
    Chicago
    +1-312-619-3394
    Cuyler Robinson has expertise in digital forensics, information security, and incident response.  He leads high-profile investigations of cyber security attacks, trade secret theft, white collar crimes, data privacy breaches and other disruptions that threaten a company’s integrity or value.  Mr. Robinson reports his investigation findings to... Read more
  • Vice President
    Chicago
    +1-312-377-2249
    Ms. Schenk has worked on intellectual property litigation in a wide variety of industries, including telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, and biological products. Her experience has included the determination of lost profits and reasonable royalty damages, along with the preparation of expert testimony for both deposition and trial. Additionally,... Read more
  • Vice President
    Chicago
    +1-312-377-2345
    Raymond S. Sims has consulted to a wide variety of business and industrial clients, as well as governmental agencies, on engagements involving valuation, strategic management of intellectual property assets, negotiation strategy, accounting, financial and statistical analysis, and economic modelling. His consulting experience has covered a number... Read more
  • Vice President
    Chicago
    +1-312-619-3318
    Scott Solomon leads high profile financial, accounting, compliance, and due diligence investigations around the world relating to allegations of accounting irregularities, improper financial disclosures, fraud, non-compliance, corruption, bribery, theft of trade secrets, and data breaches. He has provided expert testimony on accounting and... Read more
  • Vice President
    Chicago
    +1-312-619-3301
    Bob Stillman specializes in the analysis of competition issues. Dr Stillman worked out of CRA’s offices in London and Brussels for approximately 10 years until January 2013 and now splits his time between CRA’s offices in Europe and Chicago. Dr Stillman has worked in recent years on some of the European Commission’s highest-profile competition... Read more
  • Vice President and Practice Leader, Forensic Services
    Chicago
    +1-312-619-3313
    Kris has deep experience leading high-profile forensic accounting and cyber investigations, helping companies and their counsel reaffirm their commitment to integrity by independently responding to allegations of fraud, abuse, misconduct, and non-compliance. These allegations have involved a broad range of matters, such as accounting... Read more
  • Vice President
    Chicago
    +1-312-377-2360
    Michael Tate is Vice President in CRA’s Intellectual Property Practice. He has served as an expert witness or consultant in a wide range of arbitration and litigation matters, including patent, copyright, breach of contract and licensing agreements, and trademark and trade secret infringement litigation. His work encompasses industries such as,... Read more
  • Senior Consultant to CRA
    Chicago
    +1-617-425-3000
    Robert H. Topel is the Isidore Brown and Gladys J. Brown Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and the Director of the George J. Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State, both at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is also Director of the Energy Policy Institute at Chicago (EPIC). Professor Topel consults... Read more
  • Vice President
    Chicago
    +1-312-619-3370
    Nicholas J. Weir is a Vice President in CRA’s Financial Markets Practice. Prior to joining CRA, he was Managing Director and Principal and also the Director of the Securities Practice at Navigant Economics (formerly Chicago Partners, LLC). He was previously a Partner at Coopers & Lybrand where he spent eight years managing an expert services... Read more
  • Director
    Chicago
    +1-312-377-9235
    Lauren has over 14 years of experience advising clients on a broad range of issues including portfolio management, business unit strategy and organizational effectiveness. She has deep expertise helping companies develop more actionable consumer/customer insight, tightly linked to economics, to drive both growth and productivity. She has worked on... Read more
  • Senior Consultant to CRA
    Chicago
    +1-312-619-3380, +1-312-618-8543 (cell)
    Mark E. Zmijewski (Zme - yev ‘-ski) is Professor Emeritus at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He previously held the Charles T. Horngren Professorship and the Leon Carroll Marshall Professorship in his 30-year career at the Booth. He has also been the Executive Director of the University of Chicago’s Center for Research in... Read more
  • Principal
    Chicago
    +1-312-377-2335
    Ms. Sabera Choudhury is a principal in Charles River Associates’ Transfer Pricing Practice and a member of its leadership team. She has over two decades of experience, including leading Transfer Pricing engagements, forensic investigations (SEC investigations and FCPA investigations), intellectual property and licensing management reviews, and... Read more
  • Principal
    Chicago
    +1-312-577-4175
    Dr. Michaelyn Corbett serves as a consulting and testifying expert in complex litigation requiring the application of economic, financial, and statistical analysis to legal and regulatory issues. She assists clients in addressing disputes involving labor market issues such as discrimination and worker misclassification, antitrust and competition... Read more
  • Principal
    Chicago
    +1-312-619-3303
    Dr. Ricardo Cossa specializes in economic litigation disputes involving antitrust, labor and discrimination issues, valuation of financial instruments, and securities litigation. Dr. Cossa has designed analyses and implemented models to calculate damages in cases involving allegations of anti-competitive conduct as well as employment and... Read more
  • Principal
    Chicago
    +1-312-377-2376
    Dr. Ioana Dan is a principal in the Antitrust and Competition Practice of Charles River Associates. She specializes in the evaluation of the competitive effects of mergers using applied econometric techniques and economic modelling. Since joining CRA in 2011, she has also assisted clients in matters of class certification, price fixing allegations... Read more
  • Principal
    Chicago
    +1-312-619-3302
    Dr. Patricia DiRico specializes in the economics of industrial organization with a focus on antitrust economics and in the application and design of empirical and advanced econometric modeling. She also has extensive consulting experience in merger and price fixing investigations. She has assisted clients in a wide variety of industries, including... Read more
  • Principal
    Chicago
    +1-312-619-3369
    Daniel D. Garcia-Swartz is a principal in CRA’s Antitrust & Competition Practice. Dr. Garcia-Swartz has experience with cases involving monopoly tying, predatory pricing, exclusionary practices, and price fixing. He has also done merger work in a variety of industries including office supplies and supermarkets. He has authored (or co-authored... Read more
  • Principal
    Chicago
    +1-312-619-3393
    Kim Hartley is a principal in CRA’s Forensic Services Practice, specializing in forensic and cyber investigations. She has worked on a variety of projects, including damages analysis in class action litigation and commercial disputes, audit defense and accounting malpractice support, expert witness support, fraud investigations, and discovery... Read more
  • Principal
    Chicago
    +1-312-619-3364
    Erik Himan is a principal in the Finance Practice of CRA. He has over 15 years of experience applying economic and quantitative methods to problems in complex business litigation as a testifying expert and as a consultant. Mr. Himan specializes in the areas of business and asset valuation, appraisals and price disputes, assessing solvency in... Read more
  • Principal
    Chicago
    +1-312-619-3349
  • Principal
    Chicago
    +1-312-377-9226
    Steven Johnson is a principal in the Chicago office of Charles River Associates. As a member the company’s Financial Accounting and Valuation Practice, Mr. Johnson works primarily on engagements involving commercial litigation matters, including breach of contract and fraudulent conveyance disputes. His experience includes the development of... Read more
  • Principal
    Chicago
    +1-312-619-3319
    Jordan Kraner works on high profile investigative, compliance, and risk assessment matters relating to a broad range of issues and allegations, including accounting irregularities, improper disclosures, individual white collar defense, and fraud. He provides services in the areas of forensic accounting, cyber incident response, and anti-money... Read more
  • Associate Principal
    Chicago
    +1-312-619-3347
    Jerry Lo is an associate principal in the Finance Practice based in Chicago. Education BS, Mathematics,  University of Chicago BA, Economics, University of Chicago MBA,  University of Chicago MS, Computer Science, University of Chicago
  • Principal
    Chicago
    +1-312-619-3335
    Michal A. Malkiewicz is a principal in the Antitrust & Competition Economics Practice of CRA. He specializes in the application of economics, finance, statistics, and survey research methods to damages and monetary relief, intellectual property, and consumer surveys in complex commercial disputes and investigations. He has assisted clients... Read more
  • Principal
    Chicago
    +1-312-619-3363
    Mr. Pavel Nikolov has an extensive background in financial analysis, valuation, solvency, and damages. His litigation and regulatory experience includes matters related to fraudulent conveyance, bankruptcy, breach of fiduciary duty, insider trading, theft of trade secrets, alleged misstatements and omissions by management, various business... Read more
  • Principal
    Chicago
    +1-312-377-2343
    Arthur Pech’s career has focused on assisting clients with financial and economic damage analyses in the context of litigation and bankruptcy matters. Over the tenure of his consulting career, he has analyzed the financial and operating characteristics of companies in a wide variety of industries, including telecommunications, technology, steel,... Read more
  • Principal
    Chicago
    +1-312-577-4180
    Patricia works on high profile matters focusing on applying forensic analysis, governance, risk and compliance, as well as general business and financial expertise across various functions and industries with a focus on conducting complex investigations and assisting clients reaffirm their commitment to integrity by independently responding to... Read more
  • Principal
    Chicago
    +1-312-377-9213
    Rona Seams has testified as an economic damages expert in federal court and has been involved in and managed numerous other engagements involving financial investigations, economic damages, and business valuations. Financial investigation: Performed financial investigation activities in many matters, including the alleged mismanagement of bank... Read more
  • Principal
    Chicago
    +1-312-619-3398
    Bhush Shah is a principal in CRA’s Forensic Services Practice. He works on high profile investigative and compliance matters providing services in the areas of digital forensics, cyber security incident response, theft of trade secrets, and FCPA in a variety of industries including health care, manufacturing, retail, technology, oil and gas, and... Read more
  • Principal
    Chicago
    +1-312-377-9237
    Sean Sheridan is a principal in the Intellectual Property Practice at CRA. He provides economic and financial consulting, analysis, and expert testimony in complex intellectual property litigation. Dr. Sheridan has developed numerous damages analyses related to patent infringement, breach of contract, and trade secret misappropriation, including... Read more
  • Principal
    Chicago
    +1-312-283-2996
    Dr. Joshua Sherman is a Principal in the Competition Practice of CRA specializing in econometrics, statistics, antitrust, industrial organization, and pricing behavior. His consulting experience spans a variety of sectors, including pharmaceuticals, technology, labor and employment, securities and financial markets, real estate, and sports. He has... Read more
  • Principal
    Chicago
    +1-312-619-3314
  • Principal
    Chicago
    +1-312-619-3305
    Sean Taylor is a principal in the Antitrust & Competition Economics Practice of Charles River Associates. His consulting expertise spans a variety of economic matters related to antitrust, intellectual property, and employment discrimination. Mr. Taylor has evaluated antitrust claims relating to exclusionary conduct and price fixing; analyzed... Read more
  • Principal
    Chicago
    +1-312-619-3397
    Dr. Jarrod Welch is a principal in the Competition Practice of CRA. He is an applied econometrician and specializes in the empirical analysis of issues related to antitrust regulation and litigation. He has worked on mergers in a variety of industries including retail, transportation, and telecommunications. Prior to his role at CRA, Dr. Welch was... Read more
  • Principal
    Chicago
    +1-312-377-5201
    Dan joined CRA from the FBI, where he was one of the nation’s top-rated Supervisory Special Agents and received numerous investigative awards. During the course of his 23-year career, Dan led complex investigations that included asset tracing, accounting for the movement of money or physical assets between individuals and institutions, and tracing... Read more
  • Associate Principal
    Chicago
    +1-312-377-2355
    Mr. Biagioli specializes in developing damages opinions in intellectual property disputes, including patent, trademark, and trade secret matters. His experience includes quantifying reasonable royalties, lost profits, unjust enrichment, and other types of damages, and he writes expert reports describing the underlying analyses and economic bases... Read more
  • Associate Principal
    Chicago
    +1-312-377-9285
    Dr. Tolga Bilgicer is an associate principal in the Antitrust & Competition Economics Practice of Charles River Associates. He applies economic analysis to matters involving antitrust and competition, consumer fraud and product liability, and intellectual property matters. He specializes in examining large complex consumer and business data,... Read more
  • Associate Principal
    Chicago
    +1-312-377-2337
  • Associate Principal
    Chicago
    +1-312-377-2265
  • Associate Principal
    Chicago
    +1-312-377-2356
  • Associate Principal
    Chicago
    +1-312-377-9230
    Thomas Sears has conducted complex damages analyses in patent and trade secret litigation engagements involving a variety of industries, including biotechnology, consumer products, energy, telecommunications, heavy machinery, healthcare, internet, medical products, network security, semiconductors, and supercomputers, among others.  His experience... Read more
  • Senior Associate
    Chicago
    +1-312-619-3308
    Jeffrey Cisyk is a senior associate in the Antitrust & Competition Economics Practice of Charles River Associates. Jeffrey has provided support to experts on a range of industries including sports and entertainment, broadcasting and advertising, telecommunications, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, air transportation, retail and wholesale trade... Read more
  • Senior Associate
    Chicago
    +1-312-377-5206
    Monika Cwikla is a senior associate in the Finance practice based in Chicago.  Education Bachelor (Inactive) Accounting & Finance, DePaul University JD Law, The John Marshall Law School
  • Senior Associate
    Chicago
    +1-312-619-3392
  • Senior Associate
    Chicago
    +1-312-619-3367
  • Senior Associate
    Chicago
    +1-312-619-3317
    Adam Moore is a senior associate in the Intellectual Property Practice at CRA. He has worked on intellectual property litigation engagements supporting expert witness testimony as well as valuation and strategy engagements for corporate clients. His experience includes analyzing economic damages involving lost profits and reasonable royalties and... Read more
  • Senior Associate
    Chicago
    +1-312-619-3324
  • Senior Associate
    Chicago
    +1-312-377-2257
  • Senior Associate
    Chicago
    +1-312-619-3366
    Fei Tan is a senior associate in the Competition Practice at CRA. He has conducted economic analyses related to mergers, acquisitions, and litigation for a number of industries including, hospital, health insurance, media, and transportation. Mr. Tan has considerable experience conducting quantitative and econometric analyses on publicly available... Read more