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Laura Hardin is a co-head of A&M’s international arbitration group and a managing director with Alvarez & Marsal disputes and investigations in Houston. She has more than 25 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 more than several billion dollars and allegations of expropriation, shareholder disputes, breach of contract controversies and purchase price disputes. In addition, she has experience in disputes in several industries, including oil and gas, power generation, telecommunications, aviation, real estate development, metals and mining, and general manufacturing. She has worked both as a consultant and party-appointed expert for private entities and sovereign governments and government-owned entities. Fluent in Russian, she has testified in Russian courts and has worked extensively on engagements involving 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 with the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts.
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