Jessica Budoff is an Executive Director in the Legal and Compliance Division of Morgan Stanley, where she serves as Head of Regulatory Counsel/Policies, Procedures and Training for the Institutional Securities Group Compliance team. She previously served as counsel in the Global Financial Crimes Legal Advisory Group, where she advised on anti-corruption matters, including investigations, due diligence, and internal controls. She also supports the Firm’s Global and Americas Franchise Committees.
Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Jessica was counsel at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld, where she handled a variety of white collar, securities and bankruptcy litigation matters. Before joining Akin Gump, Jessica served as a law clerk for the Honorable Brian M. Cogan, U.S. District Judge, Eastern District of New York. Jessica graduated from Duke University and Cornell Law School.