Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal
Laura Hardin is a Managing Director in Alvarez & Marsal Global Forensic and Dispute Services in Houston, TX USA. Ms. Hardin has extensive experience providing business valuation, quantum assessments and forensic accounting services on a variety of engagements. Ms. Hardin was recently recognized as one of the most highly regarded experts in the Global Arbitration Review’s “Who’s Who” of International Arbitration Expert Witnesses.
Ms. Hardin has provided expert guidance on the calculated damages 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. She has experience in disputes in a variety of industries including oil and gas, telecommunications, aviation, real estate development, metals and mining, and general manufacturing. Ms. Hardin has worked as a consultant and party-appointed expert for private entities as well as sovereign governments and government-owned entities.
Ms. Hardin is a frequent speaker on business valuation topics, quantum topics, and on specific issues relating to businesses in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Ms. Hardin is fluent in Russian, has testified in Russian courts, and has worked extensively on engagements involving entities in Russia and the CIS in particular, but and in Latin America, Europe and Africa and the Middle East.
Prior to joining Alvarez & Marsal Global Forensic and Dispute Services, Ms. Hardin was a Vice President with CRA, and held prior roles with FTI Consulting, Inc., Navigant Consulting, Inc. and PricewaterhouseCoopers in Houston and in Moscow, Russia. Ms. Hardin holds a 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 National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts.