Laura Bolger
Managing Director of Investigations & Intelligence

As Managing Director of Investigations and Intelligence, Ms. Bolger helps clients manage the full lifecycle of investigations; she oversees the process from its start – as she scopes matters to target the client’s concerns – to its finish – as she ensures that the team’s investigative work and deliverables are properly contextualized and poised to directly address the client’s needs. Ms. Bolger conducts investigations in several practice areas, including brand protection and intellectual property, as well as pre-employment, transactional or litigation-related due diligences, and multifaceted support for FCPA matters. In addition to investigative work, she has managed corporate and event security programs for mid-to-large scale multinational organizations to deliver domestic and international threat response.

Prior to her role at Polaris, Ms. Bolger served as an Intelligence Analyst for a law enforcement and regulatory agency, monitoring industries in New York City historically influenced by Organized Crime. She went on to serve as a Senior Investigations Consultant and as a Project Manager of Corporate Risk with notable risk management firms. In these functions, Ms. Bolger managed complex fraud and global supply chain investigations, addressing suspected thefts or the movement of counterfeit goods, as well as comprehensive asset profiles and theft of trade secret matters. Ms. Bolger is an active member of the International Trademark Association (INTA), the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) and the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS). She holds a B.A. in Political Science and Psychology from Swarthmore College, a Certification in Project Management from New York University, a Certification in Fair Credit Report Act (FCRA) Compliant Investigations from the PBSA and a Certification from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Criminal Investigation Techniques.

Education and Certifications

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Citizens’ Academy Graduate
  • Certification in Fair Credit Report Act (FCRA) Compliant Investigations from the PBSA
  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) Criminal Investigations Training Program (ICITP)
  • B.A. in Political Science and Psychology from Swarthmore College