Rob Brunner

Vice President, Co-Practice Leader of Risk, Investigations & Analytics

Robert Brunner is a Vice President and co-leader of the Risk, Investigations & Analytics Practice at CRA with over 30 years of experience specializing in complex, data-intensive cases, including class action lawsuits, government/regulatory investigations, financial/accounting investigations, bankruptcies, and other cases requiring the complex analysis, modeling, or sharing of information.

He is broadly recognized as an expert in the collection and analysis of data from complex financial, accounting, and operational transaction systems.

Over the course of his career, he has testified in large-scale litigation matters, serving clients across a wide range of industries, including financial services (banking, credit cards), manufacturing, government, healthcare, and telecommunications industries. Notable engagements include: assisting several of the largest US banks in defense of their residential mortgage loan origination, servicing and securitization practices, supporting the US Government in a $160 billion breach of trust class action, working on behalf of a major US retailer in identifying, collecting and analyzing over 400 million employee time related records for an employment class action, performing an internal investigation on a 32-billion transaction dataset for a US telecom company, and supporting a mutual fund complex in response to SEC allegations of late-trading and market-timing.

Prior to joining CRA, Mr. Brunner was a Senior Managing Director at a management consulting firm, where he founded and led the company’s global Data & Analytics practice and the Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Litigation practice. Mr. Brunner has taught several mathematics and computer science courses for the University of California at both the undergraduate and graduate level. He is a member of the Association for Image and Information Management, the American Records Management Association and the American Society for Information Science and Technology, as well as an active member of The Sedona Conference.

Selected engagements

  • 01
    Creation of validation system
    Working with the General Services Administration (GSA), CRA professionals designed, developed and implemented large scale entity validation system to support...
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  • 02
    Financial services company class action
    A member of CRA’s team provided expert testimony on behalf of American Express who was sued in a consumer class action proceeding in connection with insurance...
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  • 03
    Analysis of unauthorized trades
    Our professionals assisted a global commodities brokerage to review automated processes in their trading and back-end systems. The CRA team members analyzed...
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