Laura is a Senior Vice-President and currently manages the Global Fiduciary Risk Team for The Northern Trust Company. Laura and her team are responsible for the identification and resolution of fiduciary risk issues as well as oversight for fiduciary risk management programs.
Prior to managing the Global Fiduciary Risk Team, Laura was President of The Northern Trust Company of Delaware, a separate affiliate of The Northern Trust Company which grew to $23 billion of assets under administration under her leadership. Laura was an Advisor to The Northern Trust Company of Nevada and had oversight responsibility for its operations. Laura also served as a Senior Fiduciary Relationship Manager in Chicago where she managed one of the largest and most complex portfolios of trust and investment management accounts in Wealth Management. Laura dedicated over seven years of service in Northern’s Legal Department as a Senior Attorney advising Trust Advisors, Investment Managers and Fiduciary Officers on a variety of trust and investment legal issues.
Prior to joining The Northern Trust Company, Laura was at Harris Trust and Savings Bank where she worked in both the Legal Department and as a Senior Trust Administrator and managed one of Harris Bank’s suburban trust departments from 1997 to 2000. Early in her career, Laura practiced law with two Chicago firms where she specialized in estate planning and trust law.
Laura received her Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Loyola University of Chicago in 1984 and attended both Georgetown Law Center where she was on the Dean’s List and Loyola School of Law where she received her J.D. in 1987. Laura was on the faculty of the American Bankers Association’s National Trust School from 1996 to 2001 and she served on the Board of Directors for the National Trust School from 1997 to 2000. Laura was also a faculty member for the American Bankers Association’s National Graduate Trust School from 1997 to1999. Laura has earned her Charted Private Wealth Advisor designation and speaks and writes frequently on various trust and fiduciary topics. Laura is admitted to the bar of the State of Illinois and to the bar of the United States Supreme Court.