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 publicly traded corporations, private equity firms and international development banks, Laura provides clients with experts and services that help to understand and manage compliance and integrity risks. Her areas of concentration include e-discovery related to cross border investigations, enhanced due diligence investigations related to reputational risks and ESG diligence. Laura serves as the client relationship leader for international engagements. 

Laura's certifications include GRI Introduction to Sustainability Reporting and the 2021 Update; Berkeley Law Executive Education-ESG: Navigating the Board's Role; TCFD Understanding the Recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures; Reveal Sales (AI Legal Technology); and AWS Cloud Practitioner. She holds a Master’s degree in the Management of Information Technology from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. 

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