Charles River Associates is a leading global consulting firm that offers economic, financial, and strategy expertise to major law firms, corporations, accounting firms, and governments around the world.
With proven skills in complex cases and exceptional strength in analytics, CRA consultants have provided astute guidance to clients in thousands of successful engagements. CRA is often engaged in antitrust class actions and other high-profile matters. We offer litigation and regulatory support, business strategy and planning, market and demand forecasting, policy analysis, and risk management consulting.
Our success stems from the outstanding capabilities of our consultants, many of whom are recognized as experts in their respective fields; our close relationships with a select group of respected academic and industry experts; and from a corporate philosophy that stresses interdisciplinary collaboration and responsive service.
Headquartered in Boston, the firm has offices internationally.
Timothy Snail, Ph.D., is a Vice President at Charles River Associates and a member of its Antitrust and Competition Economics practice. Dr. Snail is an economist specializing in antitrust, class actions and commercial damages matters. He has provided testimony in U.S. federal district court, state court, and in international arbitrations.
In class action matters, Dr. Snail has performed economic analyses of class certification relating to direct and indirect purchasers, merits, and damages for classes and opt outs. He has presented economic research on class certification and classwide damages, and commonly engages in antitrust and false advertising class actions.
Dr. Snail has published and presented on economic analysis in damages, class action and false advertising matters. Dr. Snail has taught courses in economics, econometrics, corporate finance and antitrust. He received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. in mathematics from the University of Chicago.