Tara Allport


  • Americas

Tara is a director in Control Risks’ Business Intelligence practice. Tara covers the North America region and is based in New York. In addition to managing complex investigations, she is the research and training lead for the Business Intelligence practice and specializes in US public records and open-source research in support of US-based investigations. 

Prior to Control Risks, Tara was a Director at a global investigative firm, based in its New York office. In her role, she conducted research and project managed on an array of investigations, including asset searches, litigation support, criminal defense matters, pre-transactional due diligence, discrete background investigations, online threat monitoring and cybersecurity matters.

Previously, Tara was a Senior Consultant in the intelligence and investigations practice at a global consultancy firm, where she was based in its New York and Los Angeles offices. In this role, she specialized in US-based investigative research to support a variety of investigative cases across sectors including finance, technology, entertainment and compliance. These included discrete background investigations, asset searches, bad leavers, online/anonymous harassment, leak investigations, cybersecurity, pre-transactional due diligence, Know-Your-Customer compliance reviews, fraud cases, white collar criminal defense matters and litigation support. 

Tara is a licensed attorney in New York and New Jersey and received her law degree from Villanova University. While in law school, she interned at the Kings County District Attorney’s office in New York, assisting ADAs in legal research and trial preparation, and the Pennsylvania Innocence Project, where she investigated claims of innocence from incarcerated individuals. She received her bachelor’s degree from Occidental College.

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