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WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Laura Hardin comes highly recommended by market sources who praise her “tenacious determination to uncover angles and work forensically through the detail”.

Biography

Laura Hardin is a managing director with Alvarez & Marsal’s disputes and investigations practice in Houston, Texas.

She has over 25 years of experience in providing business valuation, damages assessments, forensic accounting and consulting services on a variety of engagements.

Ms Hardin has provided expert guidance on damage quantification for both investment treaty and commercial matters and has submitted evidence in international arbitration cases brought before ICC, ICDR, LCIA, SCC, ICSID and ad hoc tribunals. These disputes involved amounts at issue of more than several billion dollars and have included allegations of expropriation, shareholder disputes, breach of contract controversies and purchase price disputes.

Ms Hardin has experience in disputes in several industries, including oil and gas, power generation, telecoms, aviation, real estate development, metals and mining, and general manufacturing and has worked both as a consultant and party-appointed expert for private entities as well as sovereign governments and government-owned entities.

Before joining Alvarez & Marsal, Ms Hardin was a vice president with CRA and held prior roles with FTI Consulting, Navigant Consulting and PricewaterhouseCoopers in Houston and Moscow.

Fluent in Russian, Ms Hardin has testified in Russian courts, and has worked extensively on engagements involving entities in Russia and the CIS in particular, as well as Latin America, Europe and Africa and the Middle East.

Ms Hardin holds an MBA from the George Washington University and a BA in Russian language and literature from Wesleyan University. She is also a certified valuation analyst with the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts.

Energy Experts 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Laura Hardin is looked upon with enormous favour for her profound insights in the power generation, mining, and oil and gas industries. 

Biography

Laura Hardin is a managing director with Alvarez & Marsal’s disputes and investigations practice in Houston, Texas.

She has over 25 years of experience in providing business valuation, damages assessments, forensic accounting and consulting services on a variety of engagements.

Ms Hardin has provided expert guidance on damage quantification for both investment treaty and commercial matters and has submitted evidence in international arbitration cases brought before ICC, ICDR, LCIA, SCC, ICSID and ad hoc tribunals. These disputes involved amounts at issue of more than several billion dollars and have included allegations of expropriation, shareholder disputes, breach of contract controversies and purchase price disputes.

Ms Hardin has experience in disputes in several industries, including oil and gas, power generation, telecoms, aviation, real estate development, metals and mining, and general manufacturing and has worked both as a consultant and party-appointed expert for private entities as well as sovereign governments and government-owned entities.

Before joining Alvarez & Marsal, Ms Hardin was a vice president with CRA and held prior roles with FTI Consulting, Navigant Consulting and PricewaterhouseCoopers in Houston and Moscow.

Fluent in Russian, Ms Hardin has testified in Russian courts, and has worked extensively on engagements involving entities in Russia and the CIS in particular, as well as Latin America, Europe and Africa and the Middle East.

Ms Hardin holds an MBA from the George Washington University and a BA in Russian language and literature from Wesleyan University. She is also a certified valuation analyst with the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Laura Hardin comes highly recommended by market sources for her vast experience and profound expertise in damage assessments. 

Biography

Laura Hardin is a managing director with Alvarez & Marsal’s disputes and investigations practice in Houston, Texas and a co-chair of the international arbitration team, which was named as one of the top 10 international arbitration expert witness practices in the world by the Global Arbitration Review in 2020.

She has over 25 years of experience in providing business valuation, damages assessments, forensic accounting and consulting services on a variety of engagements.

Ms Hardin has provided expert guidance on damage quantification for both investment treaty and commercial matters and has submitted evidence in international arbitration cases brought before ICC, ICDR, LCIA, SCC, ICSID and ad hoc tribunals. These disputes involved amounts at issue of more than several billion dollars and have included allegations of expropriation, shareholder disputes, breach of contract controversies and purchase price disputes.

Ms Hardin has experience in disputes in several industries, including oil and gas, power generation, telecoms, aviation, real estate development, metals and mining, and general manufacturing and has worked both as a consultant and party-appointed expert for  private entities as well as sovereign governments and government-owned entities.

Before joining Alvarez & Marsal, Ms Hardin was a vice president with CRA and held prior roles with FTI Consulting, Navigant Consulting and PricewaterhouseCoopers in Houston and Moscow.

Fluent in Russian, Ms Hardin has testified in Russian courts, and has worked extensively on engagements involving entities in Russia and the CIS in particular, as well as Latin America, Europe and Africa and the Middle East.

Ms Hardin holds an MBA from the George Washington University and a BA in Russian language and literature from Wesleyan University. She is also a certified valuation analyst with the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts.

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