Law School’s Gurulé elected to prestigious national academy

Author: Melanie McDonald

Jimmy Gurule

Jimmy Gurulé, professor of law at the University of Notre Dame, will join the ranks of former U.S. 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 undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Treasury.

Established in 1967 and chartered by Congress, NAPA 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 Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States.

As undersecretary for enforcement in the Treasury Department from 2001 to 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 from 1990 to 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 from 1985 to 1989.

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

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