As a key member of Hillard Heintze’s investigations team, Rebecca LaFlure is deeply engaged in advancing complex investigations for clients in many different industries. LaFlure has played a leading role in conducting in-depth research for due diligence investigations, threat assessments, fraud cases and litigation support. She also recently assisted a team of subject-matter experts in conducting an independent review of the Denver Sheriff Department.
Before joining Hillard Heintze, Rebecca worked as a news reporter. She began her journalism career at the Killeen Daily Herald, a newspaper outside of Fort Hood, Texas — one of the largest U.S. military bases in the world. There she contributed to the newspaper’s award-winning coverage of the November 2009 mass shooting at Fort Hood. She garnered a first place award in short feature writing from the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors for her coverage of a candlelight vigil honoring the victims. She went on to cover local government in the Austin, Texas area, including working at the nonprofit investigative reporting site, The Austin Bulldog.
Rebecca earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism, with a focus in public relations, from Baylor University. She returned to school to obtain a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and spent a quarter working at the Medill Watchdog investigative journalism initiative. In 2013 she was named the first McCormick National Security Reporting Fellow for the Center for Public Integrity, where she reported on national security issues in Washington, D.C. Rebecca’s work has appeared in a variety of local and national news outlets, including The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, Salon, NBC News and Chicago Public Radio’s WBEZ.