Laura Austin

Senior Manager, Head of Investor Immigration Due Diligence


BDO New York - Park Avenue Office



Executive Summary

Laura Austin is a Senior Manager in the New York office of BDO, and is responsible for heading the Investor Immigration line of business for BDO’s Investigative Due Diligence practice. She has extensive knowledge of due diligence best practices in the context of Citizenship by Investment programs and the Investor Immigration industry and has experience leading teams servicing foreign governments, registered agents, and immigrant investor programs. Laura has also served in an advisory capacity to foreign governments with regards to the establishment of sound due diligence practices for citizenship by investment programs.

Prior to joining BDO, Laura served in investigative and management roles with a boutique due diligence firm, where she was responsible for co-leading the firm’s investigative efforts for immigration and citizenship purposes and was responsible for the management of international investigations.

Laura began her career in a product development and marketing role with a large privately held bank, where she was responsible for managing a suite of business banking products servicing corporate customers.

Professional Affiliations

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
Association of Corporate Growth (ACG)


M.A., Forensic Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
B.A., Psychology, Creighton University