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Thursday, May 23, 2024
Lance Mathews
Lance Mathews
Charles River Associates


Lance Mathews is Principal with the Forensics Services Practice of Charles River Associates (CRA). He specializes in cybersecurity incident response, digital forensics, and legal and compliance investigations. CRA is a leading global consulting firm known for their proven skills in complex cases and exceptional strength in analytics, driven by fact-based advice for their high-profile, high-stakes matters. As one of the original members of the Forensics Services Practice at CRA, Mathews has been instrumental in developing CRA’s analytic and automation capabilities to conduct digital forensic investigations. He leverages these capabilities to lead responses to client cybersecurity incidents including business email compromises, ransomware response and recovery, network or application vulnerability exploitations, and allegations of the misappropriation of trade secrets. Before joining CRA, Mathews established himself supporting legal and compliance investigations using data analytic techniques to solve complex client challenges. In his free time, he enjoys exploring the outdoors, skiing, and hiking. He holds a Master of Science in Information Systems and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Indiana University.

Areas of expertise

Data modeling and process innovation surrounding digital evidence analysis, Financial analysis and enterprise systems analysis, Database management, data extract, transform and load (ETL) procedures, Business process analytics development, internal controls assessment and integration, and fraud investigations.

Group Overview

Whether advising on information governance, responding to a theft of trade secret or cybersecurity breach allegation, responding to privacy-related securities or consumer class action litigation, or navigating the antitrust implications of alleged privacy-related market power, CRA has seasoned teams of experts to help navigate these complex and multifaceted challenges. CRA’s focus areas: Cybersecurity Due Diligence Cybersecurity Incident Response Cybersecurity Insurance Claims Cybersecurity Strategic Advisory Services Software Licensing Compliance eDiscovery Related capabilities: Damages & Quantum Forensic Accounting Intellectual Property Investigations & Compliance.

Firm Overview

Charles River Associates (CRA) is a leading global consulting firm that offers economic, financial, and strategic expertise to major law firms, corporations, accounting firms, and governments around the world. CRA’s experts bring a unique combination of cutting-edge research, state-of-the-art methods, and proven experience to bear on their clients’ most complex challenges. CRA specializes in management consulting and economic litigation. CRA’s senior-led teams include leading academic experts and business leaders with experience across industries. Because of their proven skills in complex cases and exceptional strength in analytics, clients depend on their objective, fact-based advice for their high-profile, high-stakes matters. Since 1965, clients have engaged CRA for our unique combination of functional expertise and industry knowledge, and for our objective solutions to complex problems. Headquartered in Boston, CRA has offices throughout the world.