Charles River Associates (CRA) Enhances its Risk, Investigations & Analytics Practice

Charles River Associates (NASDAQ: CRAI), a worldwide leader in providing economic, financial, and management consulting services, today announced the addition of Elaine Wood as a Vice President in its Risk, Investigations & Analytics Practice. Ms. Wood will be based in CRA’s New York office.

Ms. Wood is a former federal prosecutor and a certified compliance and ethics professional with more than 20 years of experience conducting international investigations and consulting on internal controls and procedures. She helps clients implement compliance controls, and specializes in emerging technology solutions in security, risk management, and data governance.

Ms. Wood works with financial institutions, insurance companies, private equity funds, other multinational companies, and government agencies. She advises clients on anti-money laundering (AML) and anti-bribery and corruption programs, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and UK Bribery Act issues, compliance, corporate governance, enterprise risk management, and gap analysis.

"We’re pleased to welcome Elaine," said CRA’s President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Maleh. "Her experience as a federal prosecutor will greatly complement CRA’s existing expertise in our Risk, Investigations & Analytics Practice."

Peter Nolan and Robert Brunner, Co-Practice Leaders of CRA's Risk, Investigations & Analytics Practice added, "We’re excited to further strengthen our growing practice and welcome Elaine. Her extensive background in fraud and compliance matters will add great value to how we serve our clients’ needs."

Ms. Wood served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York for six years, where she led fraud and civil racketeering cases. She began her legal career at Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

Ms. Wood holds a J.D. degree from Columbia Law School and a B.A. degree from Cornell University. She serves as Chair of the Board of Legal Momentum, the Women’s Defense & Education Fund, and is a member of the Women’s Forum of New York.

CRA’s Risk, Investigations & Analytics Practice

CRA’s global Risk, Investigations & Analytics Practice provides integrated, expertise-led solutions designed to assist clients better understand, address and resolve their most complex and critical legal and business challenges.

Our team of multidisciplinary professionals, drawn from government and industry, focuses on helping governments, clients and counsel mitigate and manage legal, reputational, and commercial risk, resolve complex legal and business disputes, and make better and more well-informed decisions by surfacing facts, providing relevant context, and leveraging deep subject matter expertise and analytic tool sets globally.

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 Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.


Statements in this press release concerning the addition of Elaine Wood, CRA’s Risk, Investigations & Analytics Practice, and future business Elaine Wood may generate for CRA and statements using the terms "enhance," "expand," 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 CRA include, among others, the failure to generate engagements for us; dependence on the growth of our litigation or strategy consulting practice, including in risk, investigations & analytics; 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.

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