Judith Kozlowski is a Senior Fellow at the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement. She is also a subject matter expert with the DOJ Elder Justice Initiative. Prior to her current role, Ms. Kozlowski was a Senior Advisor to the HHS Assistant Secretary for Aging and the Administration on Community Living where she worked on national policy initiatives concerning elder abuse and financial exploitation. She also had a long career as a state and federal prosecutor in New York, Miami and Washington, D.C. where she focused on the investigation and trial of complex fraud and white-collar cases. As an Assistant United States Attorney, she created and ran a multidisciplinary elder financial exploitation federal prosecution team for over a decade. She was also a trial counsel and branch chief at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Director of the Criminal Prosecution Assistance Group at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
Ms. Kozlowski also helped establish the Office for the Financial Protection of Older Americans at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). She regularly speaks at local and national conferences on Elder Justice, particularly about elder financial exploitation. As a WISER Senior Fellow, she also speaks on the topic of caregiving and other issues impacting women’s financial security.