Prof. Gurule Elected to Prestigious National Academy

Author: Susan Good

Jimmy Gurule

University of Notre Dame Professor of Law Jimmy Gurulé will join the ranks of former Cabinet officials and other distinguished national leaders—including former Secretary of State Colin Powell, former Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala, former Attorneys General Edwin Meese III and Dick Thornburgh, and former Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neil—as a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA). Gurulé’s election to the Academy by its Board of Governors and other Fellows is a result of his work and accomplishments as a senior public administrator, especially as Assistant Attorney General and Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Treasury.

Established in 1967 and chartered by Congress, the National Academy of Public Administration is a non-profit, independent coalition of top public management and organizational leaders who tackle the nation’s most critical and complex challenges.

Gurulé is an internationally known expert in the field of international criminal law, terrorism, terrorist financing, and anti-money laundering. He played a pivotal role in developing the U.S. government’s global strategy to combat terrorist financing after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

As Under Secretary for Enforcement in the U.S. Department of the Treasury (2001-2003), Gurulé had oversight responsibilities for the U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Customs Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF), Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC). Gurulé also served as Assistant Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice (1990-1992), and as Assistant U.S. Attorney, where he served as Deputy Chief of the Major Narcotics Section of the Los Angeles U.S. Attorney’s Office (1985-1989).

For more on Gurulé, visit: /people/faculty-and-administration/teaching-and-research-faculty/jimmy-gurule.

Gurulé will be inducted into the Academy on Thursday, Nov. 19, in Washington, D.C. For more on the Academy, visit: