"Financial Services"

Financial Services

CRA has been involved in many of the largest and most prominent financial disputes that have occurred over the last decade. Banks and other financial firms rely on us for high quality research and analysis, expert testimony, and comprehensive support in litigation and regulatory proceedings. Our experts have backgrounds in all areas of finance and accounting and work closely with leading academics from top-tier research institutions, including former members of the US Securities and Exchange Commission, CFTC, DOJ, and European Commission.

Accounting and forensic services

Organizations throughout the globe turn to CRA when they are facing financial and accounting investigations, including those involving bribery and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). We have worked on many of the highest profile financial investigations on record. Our expert teams integrate accounting, finance, litigation, and investigation expertise; they are tailored to each assignment and possess the skills required to ensure our work will withstand scrutiny.

Credit ratings and credit analysis

Our consultants have extensive experience working on matters involving credit analysis and credit ratings. CRA consultants have provided consulting services and expert testimony in matters involving questions of value and risk for a variety of fixed income instruments. They have also supported leading academics, former credit rating analysts, and other experts with rigorous research and analysis in connection with a variety of credit-related consulting engagements.

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CRA provides sophisticated, expert damages analysis that leverages our strong analytical skills and deep experience in multiple industries. We have assessed damages in thousands of disputes, including civil litigations, arbitrations, administrative proceedings, and international arbitrations. These matters have involved lost profits, breach of contract, purchase price, valuation, business interruption, product liability, and fraud among other damages claims.

Financial litigation

CRA has more than 20 years of experience with high profile, complex financial litigation matters. We have supported counsel in all phases of litigation, including class certification, fact discovery, loss causation/materiality, damages, and settlement/mediation. Our projects have involved underwriters, financial institutions, securities, derivative transactions, solvency, and bankruptcy.

Financial regulation

Our experts evaluate proposed legislation and determine its economic impact. CRA also helps the legal counsel of financial institutions manage exposure to compliance issues, including discriminatory pricing, steering, and redlining on the basis of race and national origin. CRA recently helped two global financial institutions implement their compliance, risk, and audit functions with respect to financial industry regulations. These assignments incorporated numerous federal and state regulations such as the CFPB, BSA, FCRA and UDAAP, and also included a focus on anti-money laundering internal controls and precise work plans.

Trading and Investments

The trading and investment experts at CRA provide clients with unparalleled service in securities, commodities, and over-the-counter (OTC) investment and trading-related issues. CRA combines the skills of our experts—who are internationally recognized by both the academic and private sectors—with highly qualified support staff and cutting-edge analytical tools that enable us to handle matters of any size.


When financial institutions face litigation involving solvency, they turn to CRA. Our consultants have deep experience with accepted solvency tests as well as formal relationships with premier practitioners and academic experts in solvency. CRA can provide expert testimony on a wide range of matters involving solvency, including fraudulent conveyance and bankruptcy.