Brad Brooks-Rubin is General Counsel at The Sentry (@TheSentry_Org), an investigative and policy team that follows the dirty money connected to African war criminals and transnational war profiteers and seeks to shut those benefiting from violence out of the international financial system. In his work at The Sentry over more than five years, he has helped the organization develop its innovative policy approach, including advocacy and engagement with government agencies, financial institutions, and other non-profits in the United States, Europe, Africa, and elsewhere.
Brad joined The Sentry from the Gemological Institute of America, where he served as the first Director, Global Development and Beneficiation. From 2009-2013, Brad served as the Special Adviser for Conflict Diamonds at the United States Department of State. In this capacity, he provided working level representation for the United States in the Kimberley Process and contributed to U.S. efforts related to conflict minerals in eastern Congo. Prior to joining the Department of State, Brad served as an Attorney-Adviser in the Treasury Department’s Office of the Chief Counsel (Foreign Assets Control), where he provided advice on a range of economic sanctions issues related to Sudan, the former Liberian regime of Charles Taylor, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and counter-terrorism. Brad has also been an attorney at two law firms and is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and Georgetown University Law Center.