Laura Connor Smith


Investigations - Forensic Accountants - Future Leaders 2024
Expert Information
Qualifications MBA
BS, Business Administration
Certified Valuation Analyst
Certified Fraud Examiner
Professional Memberships NACVA, ACFE
Industries Aerospace and Defence, Financial Services, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Marine and Shipping, Mining and Metals, Oil and Gas, Power and Utilities, Production and Manufacturing, Real Estate and Tourism, Sports and Entertainment, Technology, Media and Telecoms, Transportation Infrastructure
Regional Experience Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Middle East
Expert Highlights
  • Certified Valuation Analyst and Certified Fraud Examiner.
  • Proven as a credible expert witness under cross-examination.
  • Frequently involved in large litigation or international arbitration matters exceeding US$100 million in claimed damages.
  • Specializes in valuations and damage analyses in complex US contract disputes and international arbitrations.

Laura Connor Smith has over 20 years of experience in commercial damages and valuations. She has been retained as an expert and supported the named expert on numerous occasions.

Laura possesses technical brilliance. She has marvellous analytical skills and incredible work ethic. She combines great technical knowledge with creative problem solving. 

Laura has testified and submitted expert testimony relating to damages, economics and financial issues. She is frequently involved in large litigations or international arbitrations, including investor-state cases in allegations of Breach of Contract and Expropriation and Fair and Equitable Treatment. She has testified on matters with disputed values of up to US$639 million.

Laura has provided accounting and financial advisory services for clients in a wide range of industries including telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, wholesale and retail, transportation, natural resources, banking and related financial industries, insurance, and medical devices. She has extensive experience in assisting with internal and external investigations of financial institutions.

Laura specializes in damages analyses involving complex contract disputes, intellectual property, valuations, investigations and bankruptcies both domestically and internationally. Her in-depth experience supplements her depth of experience in large international arbitrations involving both contract and treaty claims.

Laura is a Certified Valuation Analyst and Certified Fraud Examiner with a master’s in business administration. She is a member of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

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