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Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Spring 2013
Bala Dharan is Robert B. and Candice J. Haas Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School. He is also a Research Affiliate at MIT Sloan School of Management and a Vice President at Charles River Associates, a litigation consulting firm. He has been teaching at HLS since 2008. He has been a professor at Rice University and Northwestern University, and a visiting professor at MIT, Harvard Business School, and University of California, Berkeley. He has published widely in major accounting and finance journals, and is the co-author of four editions of textbooks. He has been invited three times to testify before U.S. Congress on financial reporting issues. Professor Dharan has extensive business and litigation consulting experience in financial reporting and disclosures, transaction analysis, finance, financial markets, and valuation. He has served as an expert in several commercial litigation matters. CPA; ABV (Accredited in Business Valuation); CFF (Certified in Financial Forensics); M.S. 1977 and Ph.D. 1981 in Accounting, Carnegie Mellon University; MBA 1975, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad; B. Tech 1973 (Chemical Engineering), Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
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