Ledy Segura joined the Basel Institute's International Centre for Asset Recovery in August 2019 as a Researcher for Latin America. She is a licensed lawyer, holding a degree in law from the Universidad Señor de Sipán in Chiclayo, Peru. Throughout her studies, Ledy worked as a junior assistant at the Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Lambayeque District in Peru and participated in the prestigious SECIGRA programme of the Peruvian Ministry of Justice. Prior to joining the Basel Institute, Ledy also gained practical experience working in various law firms, specialising particularly in criminal litigation.
In her current position, Ledy analyses South American jurisprudence and doctrine in selected fields of transnational economic crime and assists in the preparation of academic publications. She specialises in non-conviction based asset confiscation, whose successful implementation is a major factor in the chances of success of asset recovery efforts in Peru and other South American countries.