John Griffith

John Griffith

Adjunct Professor of Law


John B. Griffith joined Notre Dame Law School as an adjunct faculty member in August 2017. He is Executive Vice President of Administration, General Counsel, and Secretary of 1st Source Bank and 1st Source Corporation.

Griffith grew up in Dayton, Ohio, and went to Washington University in St. Louis, where he earned his B.S. in business administration in 1980. He began his business career with Ernst & Young in Chicago and earned his C.P.A. certification in 1981. He earned his J.D. from Cornell Law School in 1985. From 1985 through April 2001, Griffith practiced law with several major law firms, including Chicago firms Winston & Strawn and McDermott, Will & Emery. Griffith developed expertise in commercial finance, secured transactions and corporate insolvency and restructuring.

Griffith joined 1st Source Bank as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in 2001. In 2011, he was promoted to Executive Vice President of Administration, with responsibilities for Legal, Compliance, Human Resources, Loan Review, Enterprise Risk Management and BSA/AML. He is a member of the 1st Source executive team and advises the Board of Directors and executive management on enterprise risk, corporate governance and SEC compliance matters.

Griffith is on the board of Junior Achievement of St. Joseph County. He is a member of the Indiana and Illinois Bar Associations, American Bankers Association, Indiana Bankers Association, the South Bend Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class of 2005, and St. Joseph Church in South Bend, Ind. He and his wife, Anne, have four children, Emily, Claire, John and George.