About Charles River Associates

For over 50 years, Charles River Associates has been a premier consulting firm that offers employees a place to learn from a diverse group of consultants, industry experts, and academics.  At CRA you will be exposed to leading minds who use economic, financial, and business analysis to solve complex world problems for an impressive roster of clients, including 94% of the top 100 law firms, 80% of the Fortune 100 companies, and government agencies around the globe. Through a collegial environment, formal and informal training opportunities, and a broad array of professional development resources, your experience at CRA will open doors for you as you accelerate career.

In our Intellectual Property practice, we bring analytical rigor and objectivity to all types of IP issues, whether in the context of high-stakes disputes, transactions, valuations or compliance matters. In the dispute context, CRA is hired to quantify and provide independent, expert testimony on damages in patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright infringement matters. CRA is also hired to perform valuations of IP for the purpose of mergers and acquisitions, licensing negotiations, or tax reasons, and to evaluate strategic business decisions as they relate to a client’s intellectual property holdings.

Job Overview

Our Senior Associates and Associate Principals work in project teams with Vice Presidents and junior staff on a variety of client engagements across industries. You need a solid working knowledge of financial and economic concepts, and proven project and people management skills. Responsibilities include:

  • Effectively plan and manage assigned projects, including supervising and being accountable for the work of other team members
  • Act as a primary point of contact for clients and assist in the presentation of our conclusions and recommendations
  • Create and develop client deliverables including expert reports summarizing our opinions
  • Independently conceptualize and identify issues, design complex financial models to analyze economic and financial data, and oversee the creation of analyses
  • Direct project team members on project scope, deliverables, and deadlines
  • Summarize key issues identified from the review by team members of client documents, analyst reports, and third party financial, market and industry data
  •  Provide strategic insights to leadership team regarding project scope, budget, and staffing
  • Ensure the integrity and accuracy of analyses and opinions
  • Lead and participate in recruiting and professional development efforts, as well as other practice, office and corporate initiatives

Minimal travel is required in the Intellectual Property practice.

Qualifications

We seek candidates who have 6 to 10 years of finance, accounting or economic work experience with proven project management skills and a strong aptitude in business writing. An advanced degree or CFA or CPA professional certification is beneficial but not required. Individuals with prior consulting or financial services experience are preferred.

Our environment is collegial and entrepreneurial, requiring teamwork and flexibility. Ideal candidates should possess exceptional communication skills, a high level of initiative and responsibility, dedication to quality, a strong work ethic, creativity, and a positive attitude. We expect our project managers to learn quickly; solve problems; prioritize tasks; and communicate well with team members and clients.

 

How to apply

If your background, abilities and interests match what we seek, please submit your resume and cover letter to CRA's career site.

 

CRA is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer (EEO/AAE): Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled.

 

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