Your drive and intelligence put you on the path to academic achievement. Now you’re ready to apply your knowledge and develop professionally. Become an Associate at Charles River Associates , and you’ll work with and learn from some of the most-respected scholars, specialists, and industry experts in the world.
What we do
Charles River Associates is a leading global consulting firm that provides economic, financial, and business management expertise to major law firms, industries, accounting firms, and governments. We offer litigation and regulatory support, business strategy and planning, market and demand forecasting, policy analysis, and risk management consulting. CRA has offices across North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
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 or to evaluate strategic business decisions as they relate to a client’s intellectual property holdings.
What does an Associate do?
Associates at CRA work closely with senior consultants on a variety of client engagements across industries. You need a solid working knowledge of financial and economic concepts and a broad range of quantitative and research skills. Responsibilities include:
• Building complex models to analyze financial and economic data using spreadsheets and databases
• Conducting industry, market and competitor research to develop an independent fact base
• Reviewing and summarizing client documents, analyst reports, and third party financial and industry data to identify key information
• Performing interview-based research with client representatives, government entities, and industry associations
• Assisting in the creation and development of client deliverables including financial analyses, research summaries, and expert reports
• Ensuring the integrity and accuracy of analyses
• Assisting with recruiting and training efforts
As most of our work is done in the office, little to no travel is required in the IP practice.
We seek candidates who have 1 to 3 years of finance or accounting work experience and who majored in finance, accounting, or business economics with a minimum GPA of 3.5. Individuals in the consulting or financial services fields are encouraged to apply.
We place high value on knowledge of financial and economic concepts, exceptional written and oral communication skills, a high level of initiative and responsibility, dedication to quality, a strong work ethic, creativity, and a positive attitude. We expect Associates to learn quickly; apply prior knowledge to current situations; solve problems; prioritize tasks; and communicate well with peers, senior staff, and clients.
How to apply
To apply for the Chicago Associate position, please submit your resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript. Please note, candidates who fail to submit all required documents to our company website will not be considered.
CRA is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer (EEO/AAE).
Charles River Associates (CRA) is a global consulting firm specializing in litigation, regulatory, financial, and management consulting. We...