Laura Patten leads Deloitte’s Art & Finance practice in the United States. She is a committed internationalist who advises C-suite clients in cross-border industries, and is an authority on risk management as a creator of value and source of competitive advantage in the global marketplace. Laura works closely with Deloitte’s tax, strategy, research, and technology experts, to provide integrated and impactful business services to the artworld. Laura previously served in the Executive Branch of the U.S. government, first as a CIA Operations Officer and later as the head of intelligence for the FBI’s Art Crime Team. She holds a Master’s in International Affairs from Columbia University, and a Master’s in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art.