Elisa Castrolugo, a former federal criminal prosecutor and immigration judge, is an international legal consultant in the areas of anti-money laundering (AML), counter-terrorist financing (CTF), anti-bribery, anti-corruption, compliance, international cooperation and EU data privacy law.
Castrolugo joined the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in 2005 as an assistant U.S. attorney (AUSA) and was the first AUSA to be selected through the DOJ Honors Program. In her decade-long career as AUSA, she successfully prosecuted felony criminal cases, including international money laundering, trademark infringement and fraud offenses (e.g., wire, mail, bank, tax refund, identity theft).
She completed three special assignments with the DOJ’s Criminal Division, receiving the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award for her work on electronic surveillance issues. She briefly served as the acting judicial attaché in Mexico and then spent one year in Colombia and Paraguay as the South America legal advisor on CTF and AML.
Castrolugo is a graduate of Columbia Law School and the University of Texas at Austin. She is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and the Texas Air National Guard. She is fluent in Spanish and conversant in Portuguese.