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Charles River Associates (CRA) Expands Its Forensic Services Practice

August 10, 2023

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 10, 2023-- Charles River Associates (NASDAQ: CRAI), a worldwide leader in providing economic, financial, and management consulting services, today announced that Amanda Rigby has joined the firm as a vice president.

“We are excited to welcome Amanda Rigby to CRA,” said CRA’s President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Maleh. “During this period of vigorous shareholder activism and regulatory enforcement, her experience is of tremendous relevance and value to clients who are seeking to strengthen their corporate culture of compliance and confirm the efficacy of their compliance programs.”

“Amanda’s extensive experience consulting on corporate compliance with multinational and private equity clients positions her exceptionally well to help our clients either prevent – or emerge stronger from – material instances of fraud, non-compliance, and other misconduct,” said Forensic Services Practice Leader Kristofer Swanson.

Rigby has over 26 years of experience as a strategic professional services executive. Her consulting work has included independent fraud and misconduct investigations, regulatory compliance, risk management, governance, and business operations.

In 2016, Rigby was awarded the Chicago Business Journal’s Woman of Influence Award and she writes and presents frequently on corporate compliance risk, most recently at the Sixth Marval International Summit on Compliance, Anti-Corruption and Investigations, and the American Bar Association’s Fourth Global White Collar Crime Institute.

Prior to joining CRA, Rigby was a partner at a Big Four accounting firm, serving as Forensic Network Leader, One Americas Forensic Leader, and Global Investigations Leader. Rigby is on the Advisory Board for Ready Set GC, a program that provides peer support to new general counsel, and is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the Women’s White Collar Defense Association, and a founding member of Chief Chicago, a private membership network focused on connecting and supporting women executive leaders. Rigby has a B.S. in Information and Decisional Sciences and Finance from the University of Illinois.

About CRA’s Forensic Services Practice

CRA’s Forensic Services Practice assists clients by independently responding to allegations of fraud, abuse, cybercrime, 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 Amanda Rigby, CRA’s Forensic Services Practice, the expansion of the Forensic Services Practice, and any future business Ms. Rigby may generate for CRA, 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; the potential loss of clients; the demand environment; global economic conditions; foreign exchange rate fluctuations; and intense competition. Additional 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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Source: Charles River Associates