Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory
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Laura Patten is a specialist leader with Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP and leads Deloitte’s Art and Finance practice in the United States, which provides consultative and strategic advisory management services, as well as tax and audit services, to private- and public-sector entities that display, finance, insure, purchase, ship, and sell artwork. Laura's focuses on strategic risk management as a creator of value. As such, she advises clients about complex representational, regulatory, investigative, and cyber matters in a global marketplace.
Before joining Deloitte, Laura held leadership positions in the US government, including multiple senior intelligence community roles, both in the United States and abroad. She earned a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University; a Master in the Business of Art from Sotheby’s Institute of Art; and currently is pursuing a PhD at George Mason University. Laura is a published author and a widely sought speaker about cross-border business, national security, and cultural affairs in the 21st century.