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.
Berkeley Research Group (BRG) is a global consulting firm that helps leading organizations advance in three key areas: disputes and investigations; corporate finance; and strategy and operations. Headquartered in California with offices around the world, we are an integrated group of experts, industry leaders, academics, data scientists, and professionals working beyond borders and disciplines. We harness our collective expertise to deliver the inspired insights and practical strategies our clients need to stay ahead of what’s next.
Working with BRG means being connected to a deep pool of experts who have substantial experience providing independent and objective testimony and consulting services in class action litigation. BRG experts have served as testifying expert witnesses and consultants in class actions concerning a wide variety of matters, including direct and indirect purchaser antitrust cases and securities, wage and hour, consumer protection, and breach-of-contract actions.
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.
Dr. Shireen Meer has more than 17 years of research, teaching and consulting experience. She is an economist in the Washington DC office of the Berkeley Research Group (BRG). She specializes in the application of economic analysis to litigation and consulting matters and has provided expert consulting services on issues including economic analysis of class certification issues, analysis of economic damages in commercial litigation, breach of contract, intellectual property, product liability, healthcare reimbursement and economic analysis in support of government investigations in the healthcare and pharma space. Dr. Meer was recognized as a Future Leader Consulting Expert by Who’s Who Legal in 2018 and 2019. She has been accepted as an economic expert in state court and has been retained as an arbitrator in alternative dispute resolution proceedings for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Her scholarly research has been published in peer reviewed and professional publications. Dr. Meer has a BSc (Honors) in economics with a minor in mathematics from the Lahore University of Management Sciences and a Masters and PhD in economics from Emory University.