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Laura R. Hardin

Laura R. Hardin

Alvarez & Marsal Global Forensic and Dispute Services, LLC

Houston, TX, USA

Laura Hardin is a Managing Director in Alvarez & Marsal Global Forensic and Dispute Services in Houston, TX USA. Ms. Hardin has over 19 years 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 have involved upwards of several billion dollars at issue, and have involved alleged expropriation, shareholder disputes, breach of contract disputes and purchase price disputes. Ms. Hardin has experience in disputes in a variety of industries including oil and gas, power generation, telecommunications, aviation, real estate development, metals and mining, and general manufacturing. Ms. Hardin has worked both 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, damage theory topics, and on specific issues relating to businesses in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. 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.


Certified Valuation Analyst, NACVA

Professional Affiliations

National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts

American Bar Association

Institute for Transnational Arbitration

International Who’s Who of Arbitration 2012-2014


MBA, George Washington University

BA Russian Language and Literature, Wesleyan University


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