Justyna Gudzowska has spent her career combating financial crime. She served as the Director of Illicit Finance Policy at The Sentry, an investigative and policy organisation that seeks to disable multinational predatory networks that benefit from violent conflict, repression, and kleptocracy. Prior to joining The Sentry, Justyna was the lead sanctions attorney at Morgan Stanley, overseeing the implementation of sanctions for the bank’s offices across the globe and its more than 60,000 employees.
From 2013-2018, Justyna worked for the United Nations as part of an expert team and advised the Security Council on countering the financing of terrorists, in particular ISIS and Al-Qaida. Before serving at the UN, she was a legal advisor to the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where she advised on the full spectrum of economic sanctions issues. Earlier in her career, she worked as an associate at the international law firms Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Debevoise & Plimpton.
Justyna received her JD from Yale Law School, where she served as Development Editor for the Yale Journal of International Law and was a student director of the Schell Center for International Human Rights. She holds master’s degrees from the University of Cambridge and the London School of Economics, where she was a Marshall Scholar, and a B.A. from Rice University.