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Charles River Associates (CRA) Enhances Forensic Services Practice


CRA International, Inc. (CRAI), a worldwide leader in providing economic, financial, and management consulting services, today announced the addition of Aniket Bhardwaj, GCFA, GNFA, GREM, GCIA, MCP, to the firm’s Forensic Services Practice as a Vice President. Mr. Bhardwaj will be based in CRA’s Toronto office as CRA continues to expand its global cyber security offering.

“We are pleased to welcome Aniket Bhardwaj to the firm,” said Paul Maleh, CRA’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Aniket will greatly enhance CRA’s forensic services presence and client offerings in our Toronto office.”

Mr. Bhardwaj has more than a decade of experience specializing in incident response services, strategic & tactical threat intelligence, and cyber intrusion investigations across numerous industries, including financial institutions, manufacturing, energy, retailers and telecommunications amongst others. He was previously Senior Director and Head of Incident Response services at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Canada, and Manager in PwC US. Mr. Bhardwaj’s areas of focus include helping clients through crisis situations and breach response investigations concerning state-sponsored threat actors and organized crime groups and has worked on numerous intrusion investigations for companies related to cybercrime, data theft, threat detection, and incident remediation. When not working on crisis engagements, Mr. Bhardwaj leads pre- and post-incident service offerings, working with clients to improve their information security governance.

Kris Swanson, Vice President and Practice Leader for the Forensic Services Practice, added, “Aniket’s deep technical expertise will strengthen our team’s ability to assist clients who are both proactively managing and reactively responding to significant cyber and privacy risks.”

Bill Hardin, Vice President, added, “I look forward to seeing the strong contributions Aniket will provide to our cyber security team within Canada with his proven ability to skillfully guide clients through incident response cases.”

Mr. Bhardwaj earned a master’s degree in Security Informatics (Forensics & Cryptography) from Johns Hopkins University and is slated to pursue his MA in International Affairs from King’s College, London in Espionage & Surveillance.

CRA’s Cyber Security & Incident Response Practice

Having worked on thousands of matters, our team has an impressive repertoire of skills and capabilities, which we use to help our clients respond to and recover from a broad spectrum of incident response matters. Our professionals include information security experts, incident responders, former military, former government, former law enforcement officers, and computer forensics experts with deep technical and analytical skills, backed by decades of investigative and cybersecurity experience.

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. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.


Statements in this press release concerning the addition of Aniket Bhardwaj, the Company’s forensic services consulting offering, and future business Aniket Bhardwaj may generate for the Company and statements using the terms “contribution,” “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.

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