Charles River Associates adds Renée Duplantis as VP in Toronto office

03 April 2024 1 min. read
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Charles River Associates (CRA), a Boston-headquartered management consulting firm, has hired Renée Duplantis, PhD, as a vice president and head of the Canadian competition team.

Based in Toronto, Duplantis brings more than 20 years of experience dealing with complex competition matters in North America and Europe. She has extensive experience testifying in court and presenting to competition agencies around the world.

Duplantis specializes in empirical analysis of competition issues, especially quantifying competitive effects of mergers.

She joins CRA from The Brattle Group, where she spent the last nine years as a principal. Before that, Duplantis spent seven years at Micra, where she was latterly a principal. She also previously served as chief economist at the Canadian Competition Bureau.

Duplantis began her career as a consultant at PwC.Charles River Associates adds Renée Duplantis as VP in Toronto office She has a PhD in economics from Northeastern University, a master’s degree in economics from Duke University, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

“I am thrilled that Renée is joining CRA, which will strengthen the economic, analytical, and testifying expertise CRA brings to Canadian clients as they navigate regulatory challenges nationally and globally,” said Margaret Sanderson, leader of the global antitrust & competition economics practice at CRA. “I look forward to working with Renée as we grow our Canadian team.”

CRA’s antitrust & competition economics practice provides economic analysis and testimony in competition matters globally. Many of the practice’s experts have served in government antitrust agencies and are members of premier academic faculties.

CRA has over 900 employees across offices in the Americas, Europe, and Australia providing services in litigation, regulatory, financial, and management consulting.