Laura Hardin
Managing Director
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20+ years of experience calculating damages for international arbitrations
Speaks fluent Russian
MBA from the George Washington University
Based in Houston
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Laura Hardin is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Disputes and Investigations in Houston.

She has more than 19 years of experience in business valuation, damages assessments, forensic accounting and consulting services on a variety of engagements.

Ms. Hardin has served as an expert witness and 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, telecom, 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 A&M, 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 earned 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.

She is a frequent speaker on business valuation topics, damage theory topics and issues relating to businesses in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States.