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Charles River Associates (CRA) Expands Forensic Services Practice

January 6, 2022

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 6, 2022-- Charles River Associates (NASDAQ: CRAI), a worldwide leader in providing economic, financial and management consulting services, today announced Peggy Daley has joined as a Vice President in the Company’s Forensic Services Practice.

Ms. Daley is an exceptionally experienced investigator and forensic expert. She has been an expert witness in over 50 consumer class actions alleging violations of the U.S. Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, the California Invasion of Privacy Act, and fair debt collection laws. Ms. Daley specializes in conducting complex investigations on behalf of boards of directors, senior management, outside counsel and regulators. She has worked with a variety of organizations, including higher education institutions, financial institutions and healthcare providers.

“We’re pleased to welcome Peggy to our Forensic Services team,” said CRA’s President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Maleh. “Her strong background will enhance the capabilities of our team of experts who regularly help clients address high-profile investigations.”

“Peggy is often recognized by peers and the industry for her leadership in complex, multi-disciplinary forensic investigations,” said Forensic Services Practice Leader Kris Swanson. “We are excited to have her expertise on board to tackle our clients’ most complex needs in seeking the truth when handling allegations of fraud, misconduct, cybercrime, and non-compliance.”

Ms. Daley has been repeatedly recognized for her skill in investigations and data analytics. She has been named by Who’s Who Legal as one of a limited group of Forensic Investigations Experts every year since 2014. In 2018, she was named a Global Elite Thought Leader in the field of Investigations. In 2021, she was named a Global Elite Thought Leader in the field of Digital Forensics. Additionally, she has been recognized by Chambers and Partners, an independent research company providing rankings of the world’s leading lawyers across 200 jurisdictions, and has an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, reflecting the highest level of professional excellence in legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards.

Ms. Daley’s compliance work includes serving as the independent auditor for financial, admissions and marketing Student Commitments made by Adtalem Global Education. She has also designed and implemented graduate employment outcome reporting protocols for all U.S. law schools on behalf of their accreditor, the American Bar Association. Ms. Daley has investigated whistleblower claims on behalf of large public universities relating to misreporting data to accreditors and unethical behavior of university leadership.

Ms. Daley was selected by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to chair the committee appointed to select the next Inspector General for the City of Chicago. She also serves on the Illinois state board overseeing the licensing of private detectives and security professionals. She is a Life Trustee of the Better Government Association, where she previously served as the Chair of the Board of Directors. Ms. Daley received her J.D. cum laude from Boston University School of Law and her B.A. from the University of Michigan.

CRA’s Forensic Services Practice

CRA’s Forensic Services Practice assists companies in independently responding to allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, misconduct, and non-compliance, deploying cross-trained teams of experienced forensic professionals to deliver deep and timely insights. The Practice – including our state-of-the art digital forensics, eDiscovery and cyber incident response labs – has been certified under International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 27001:2013 requirements as part of our industry-leading commitment to our clients and their information security.

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 Peggy Daley, the Forensic Services Practice, future business Peggy Daley 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, 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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