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[February 20, 2014]

Charles River Associates (CRA) Strengthens Capabilities in Energy

BOSTON --(Business Wire)--

Charles River Associates (NASDAQ: CRAI), a worldwide leader in providing economic, financial, and management consulting services, today announced that Robin Cohen has joined the firm as a vice president in the Energy Practice based in London. Dr. Cohen specializes in advising on economic regulation and competition issues in the energy industry in the UK and abroad.

"Robin Cohen understands the energy sector like few do," said CRA's President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Maeh. "He has advised public entities and private companies around the world on an extensive range of issues. He is an exciting addition to our Energy team, and it is a pleasure to welcome him to CRA."


Dr. Cohen joins CRA from Deloitte (News - Alert) where he was the partner leading economic consulting in the energy sector. His consulting experience includes serving as an expert on power and gas sector disputes, and advising private sector companies entering newly liberalized gas and electricity markets on regulatory accounting, strategy, and asset values. In the UK, he advised electricity, gas, and water companies through the privatization process and more recently, he advised the UK government on its Electricity Market Reform program. In addition, Dr. Cohen has supported regulators in the UK and elsewhere on price setting, evaluating operating efficiencies, and cost allocation. Internationally, he has advised on electricity market liberalization and reform in India, Bangladesh, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Norway, and the US.

In addition to his expertise in the energy industry, Dr. Cohen has consulted for regulatory bodies, governments, and private sector clients on matters involving competition economics and policy impact assessment in a range of other sectors including financial services, health care, postal services, and transportation. Prior to his position at Deloitte, Dr. Cohen was a partner at Arthur Andersen and a director at London Economics. He earned his PhD degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and his MA degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Oxford.

About CRA's Energy Practice

CRA's Energy Practice blends decades of industry knowledge with world-class economic and analytical expertise. Investors, executives, and litigators from across the energy sector have turned to CRA for expert advice in hundreds of successful engagements. The support offered by CRA is grounded in a comprehensive understanding of the energy sector, including restructuring and profitability improvement, gas, litigation and regulatory support, market analytics and strategy, energy asset and enterprise valuation, and energy trading and risk management.

About Charles River Associates (CRA)

Charles River Associates® is a global consulting firm specializing in litigation, regulatory, and financial consulting, and management consulting. 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 http://www.crai.com.


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