Laura Merrell

Principal

Washington

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 Technology practice.

  • Americas
  • Cross Border Investigations
  • Cross-border Discovery Consulting & Assistance
  • Internal Investigations Advisory


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 Technology practice.

With over 18 years of experience supporting the Washington, DC offices of the AM100, as well as the in-house counsel, chief compliance and chief security officers of major corporations.  Laura provides clients with experts and services that help to understand and manage integrity and security risks. Her areas of concentration include cross border investigations, monitorships, government and internal investigations related to FCPA issues. In addition, her team provides pre and post due diligence for merger and acquisitions, regulatory risk assessments, risk advisory, cyber security and business intelligence related to third party vendors and suppliers, as well as global expansion analysis of existing business operations. Laura serves as the client relationship liaison for 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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