Arlette Grabczynska

Of Counsel

Arlette Grabczynska focuses her practice in the area of compliance with economic sanctions (OFAC) and anti-money laundering (AML) regulations. Arlette regularly advises global companies on the legal and compliance implications of changes in economic sanctions regulations. She assists clients in addressing specific sanctions matters, including investigations, creation and enhancements to compliance programs and filings with OFAC.

Arlette's prior experience as an Associate General Counsel and Senior Compliance Officer at American International Group, Inc. (AIG) gives her a unique internal perspective that allows her to understand the needs of clients for solutions that are effective and easy to implement. Additionally, she applies her robust knowledge of sanctions regulations to help clients investigate and address any identified sanctions issues.

In her prior role, Arlette advised AIG's global businesses on identifying OFAC risks, dealing with identified exposures, as well as various aspects of compliance, including developing adequate controls to manage any identified exposure. In her current role, Arlette continues to advise clients in various industries, including insurance, financial services, aerospace, and retail, on best practices with respect to compliance. She works with clients in various industries to help develop strategies and client focused solutions that enable companies to do business in compliance with sanctions obligations.

Arlette has experience working with internal clients to explain sanctions obligations and develop client focused solutions that comply with companies' compliance obligations. 

She has worked closely with OFAC to explain various clients' unique challenges and seek authorizations that have enabled clients to develop workable solutions.

She has successfully represented clients in enforcement actions in front of OFAC and obtained authorizations for clients to resolve various conflicts, including cross jurisdictional legal challenges.

Bar admissionsDistrict of ColumbiaIllinois
  • J.D., University of Illinois College of Law
  • M.A., Political Science, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • B.A., Psych & Political Science, University of Illinois at Chicago


Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)