Laura Richardson serves as a Section Chief and Supervisory Analyst in the U.S. Department of Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Intelligence Division. Her analysts address a wide range of issues, from consumer protection and health care fraud, to money laundering and national security. She and her analysts work closely with federal law enforcement and regulators to use FinCEN’s Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) data for their investigations. She also works with FinCEN’s Public Affairs team to communicate appropriate information to the public.
Laura joined FinCEN in 2009, after 12 years as a FINRA-licensed Wall Street stock analyst covering the consumer/retail sector. She was widely quoted in the media as an expert on companies such as Martha Stewart Living, Starbucks, and Nordstrom. Prior to that, Laura was a consulting manager for six years, also specializing in the retailing industry. She has an MBA from the University of Michigan and a B.S. from Tufts University.