Laura Austin

Head of Investor Immigration Due Diligence, BDO USA, LLP

Laura has extensive knowledge of due diligence best practices in the context of Citizenship by Investment programs and the Investor Immigration industry. Laura is a member of the New York office of BDO Consulting and is responsible for heading the Citizenship by Investment and Investor Immigration line of business for BDO’s Investigative Due Diligence practice. She has experience leading teams servicing foreign governments, registered agents, and investor immigration programs, and has served in an advisory capacity to foreign governments with regards to the establishment of sound due diligence practices for their citizenship by investment programs. Laura holds an M.A. in Forensic Psychology and is a Certified Fraud Examiner. She is also a member of the Investment Migration Council, Global Investor Immigration Council, Association for Corporate Growth, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and GenR (International Rescue Committee).