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Laura Hardin

Laura Hardin

Alvarez & Marsal700 Louisiana StreetSuite 3300HoustonUSA77002
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Arbitration Expert Witnesses 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

WWL says

Laura Hardin is a highly sought-after individual who has vast experience in high-stakes arbitration proceedings conducted under a variety of rules as well as ad hoc cases.

Biography

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

She has more than 20 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 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Laura Hardin is recognised as a go-to name by sources for complex valuation matters within the energy sector.

Biography

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

She has more than 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, SIAC 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, renewable energy, 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.

Who's Who Legal has recognised Ms Hardin as a Thought Leader in WWL: Thought Leaders – Arbitration 2018.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Laura Hardin is singled out by sources for her vast experience providing clients with top-tier damages assessments and business valuations.

Biography

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

She has more than 20 years of experience in 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 allegations of expropriation, shareholder disputes, breach of contract controversies and purchase price disputes.

She 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 in Moscow.

Fluent in Russian, she 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 (CVA) with the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts.

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