Laura Merrell


  • Americas
  • Investigation Services
  • E-Discovery-and-E-Disclosure
  • Investigation Services

Laura Merrell serves as Principal for Control Risks’ Americas region and is based in Washington, DC. She is aligned with the Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence segment of Control Risks and works closely with the Data Analytics and e-Discovery teams.

With over 20 years of experience supporting the Washington, DC offices of the AM100, as well as the in-house counsel and chief compliance officers of major corporations.  Laura provides clients with experts and services that help to understand and manage compliance and integrity risks. Her areas of concentration include cross border investigations, monitorships, government and whistleblower investigations related to FCPA issues. In addition, she supports clients in due diligence investigations regarding reputational risks and ESG diligence for private investment. Laura serves as the client relationship liaison on international engagements. 

Laura earned her B.S. in Business Administration and Management from Virginia Commonwealth University and received her master’s degree in the Management of Information Technology from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.


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