Jimmy Gurulé

Jimmy Gurulé

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Professor of Law

Office: 2119 Eck Hall of Law
Phone: 574-631-5917
Email: Gurule.1@nd.edu

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Areas of Expertise

International criminal law, complex criminal litigation, terrorism, terrorist financing, anti-money laundering, organized crime

Since joining the Notre Dame Law School faculty in 1989, Gurulé has taken two significant leaves, one to serve as assistant U.S. attorney general and another to serve as undersecretary of the U.S. treasury department for enforcement. He was in the latter position when the 9/11 terrorist attacks occurred, after which he led a successful effort to block more than $125 million in assets belonging to suspected terrorist financiers. As undersecretary for enforcement, he also oversaw Customs, the Secret Service, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Gurulé is an expert in complex criminal litigation, but his teaching and scholarship also concern criminal law, criminal and scientific evidence, and international criminal law. He has written and lectured on the problem of organized crime and has traveled extensively in eastern Europe to investigate and discuss the problems of organized crime in the countries of the former Soviet Union. He also helped train 20 Iraqi judges who presided over the trials of Saddam Hussein and other members of the overthrown Ba’athist government.


Fighting for Justice


Gurulé testifies before Congressional Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing
Law professor files brief with Supreme Court for families of dead in 1983 Marine barracks bombing in Lebanon
Illegal ransom payments principal source of ISIS funding
Boston bombing suspect will face multiple terror charges, but likely not death
Standard Chartered Bank officials convicted themselves
Murder pardons by Gov. Barbour ‘indefensible’
Direct link between rise in Taliban power and private funding
Law school’s Gurulé speaks on terrorism financing convictions
Law professor Jimmy Gurulé advocates more urgent efforts against Al Qaeda funding
Law professor helped train Saddam’s judge


Jimmy Gurulé testifies before U.S. House committee on sources of Islamic State funding
Gurulé travels to Bahrain to support pre-trial detention reforms
Gurulé to address AG symposium on Mexican criminal justice reform
Law School’s Gurulé elected to prestigious national academy
Gurulé advises Albanian prosecutors on money laundering
Gurulé in Albania to discuss money laundering
Notre Dame Law Professor Gurulé continues international talks on terrorism funding
Law professor Gurulé to address Italian leaders on terrorism
Law School’s Gurulé to assist Paraguayan efforts to combat money laundering, terrorist financing
Law School’s Professor Gurulé to address international audiences on terrorism
Law School professor to train judges for Saddam’s trial
President Bush nominates ND law professor for key Treasury Department post
Gurulé to resign Treasury post to return to ND Law School
Gurulé selected as ‘Pillar of a Just Society’


Reuters — Suing governments over terror no sure thing despite U.S. September 11 law
The Wall Street Journal — Experts Warn Terror Victims Bill Could Expose U.S. to Legal Threats
U.S. News & World Report — Congress prepares for override votes on 9/11 lawsuit bill
The Washington Post — Mexican Government Approves Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán’s Extradition to U.S.
Forbes — How One Lawyer Convinced Congress To Help Him Win $2 Billion From Iran
The Wall Street Journal — Blacklisted Terrorism Financiers Still Active on Social Media
CNN — Supreme Court strikes blow against terror
Forbes — $2 Billion Iran Victory Took An Act Of Congress — Several Of Them
Bloomberg — Bloomberg Law: Terror Victims Can Claim Iranian Money
The National Law Journal — Roberts and Sotomayor: Odd Couple Dissents in Iran Bank Case
Associated Press — Terror victims win Supreme Court judgment against Iran
Associated Press — A Look at Offshore Accounts Used to Hide Wealth, Avoid Taxes
Mother Jones — Victims of the Mexican Drug War Are Suing the Banks that Handled the Cartel’s Money
NPR — As Sanctions On Iran Are Lifted, Many U.S. Business Restrictions Remain
Reuters — Can Islamic State victim’s widow win suit against Twitter?
The New York Times — Supreme Court to Hear Case Involving Judgments Against Iran
The Washington Examiner — The next step in choking off Islamic State’s bank account
The Wall Street Journal — Desire for Film Fame Led to El Chapo’s Downfall, Officials Say
The Takeaway with John Hockenberry — Hitting ISIS Where it Hurts: Their Wallet
The Wall Street Journal — Mexican Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ Recaptured
NBC News — Will Mexico Finally Agree to Send El Chapo to the U.S.?
NPR — Will Drug Kingpin ‘El Chapo’ Face Extradition To U.S.?
NPR — Top Official Says Inside Help Was Likely In ‘El Chapo’ Escape
The Wall Street Journal — Mexico Drug Lord’s Escape Was Foretold
NBC News — Could ‘El Chapo’s’ Escape Damage U.S.-Mexico Relations?
USA Today — Manhunt for ‘El Chapo’ races clock
The Guardian — Why putting bank bosses behind bars is still nigh on impossible
NPR — Major Banks Agree To Pay More Than $5 Billion Over Currency Fixing
Los Angeles Times — 5 global banks to pay $5.7 billion in fines over currency manipulation
USA Today — 5 banks guilty of rate-rigging, pay more than $5B
The Wall Street Journal — Citigroup, Barclays Close to Settling Forex Lawsuit With Private Investors
Los Angeles Times — 5 global banks to pay $5.7 billion in fines over currency manipulation
Los Angeles Times — From torture to terrorism: How DEA case led to extraordinary rendition
NPR — U.S. Federal Jury Finds PA And PLO Liable For Israel Attacks
International Business Times — Isis commander in Pakistan ‘claims Islamic State funding routed through the US’
International Business Times — Who Caused The Financial Crisis? Prosecutors Face 3-Month Deadline For Bringing Charges In The Subprime Mortgage Mess
U.S. News & World Report — Iraqi Christians Form Anti-ISIS Militia, and You Can Legally Chip In
RT (Russia) — ISIS fundraising in US via bitcoin – report
Bloomberg Businessweek — When Money Is a Weapon: How the Treasury Got Into the Spy Game
USA Today — Congress questions sanctions against Islamic State
Reuters — The Palestinian Authority faces a big terror trial. Will the State Dept. help?
CNNISIS announces new currency
International Business Times — US Veterans Sue Banks, Alleging Terrorist Connections
Reuters — U.S. veterans sue banks, claim they should pay for Iraq attacks
The New York Times — Debate Brews Over Disclosing Warrantless Spying
The Wall Street Journal — The Morning Risk Report: Arab Bank Verdict Underlines KYC
International Business Times — Arab Bank Verdict Comes Amid Tougher Rules For Foreign Banks
BBC — The financial battle against Islamic State
NBC News — Make the Case: Should the U.S. Negotiate With Terrorists?
Associated Press — Economic sanctions spare Western-tied Russian fund
McClatchy News Service — Obama retains spying programs, with some new limits
International Business Times — Arab Bank PLC Trial 2014: Why Hamas Victims Target Banks
Politico — Aid to El Salvador looms over Obama meeting
NPR — U.S. Tip-Toes Closer To Unprecedented Fine On French Banking Giant
Associated Press — San Francisco probe leading to entrapment claims
International Business Times — FBI Threw ‘Millions’ At Raymond ‘Shrimp Boy’ Chow in Chinatown Sting
The Washington Post — San Francisco probe leading to entrapment claims
Foreign Policy — Culture of Corruption
Reuters — Ukraine crisis casts cloud over Moscow anti-money laundering meeting
Thomson Reuters — Like JPMorgan, regulators could have done more to stop Madoff, experts say after $2.6 billion settlement
NPR All Things Considered — JPMorgan Settles With U.S. Government Over Role In Madoff Schemes
Reuters — JPMorgan to pay over $2 billion to settle Madoff case
Fox Business — U.S. Hits JPMorgan With $2B Penalty Over Madoff Scandal
USA Today — Judge’s strike at U.S. surveillance won’t be last word
Associated Press — Worries raised of single Indianapolis blast trial
Indianapolis Star — Richmond Hill explosion: 3 trials for price of 1?
NPR — JPMorgan Says It Broke No Law. So Why Pay The $13 Billion?
Fox News — US intelligence assets in Mexico reportedly tied to murdered DEA agent
Reuters — New U.S. policy won’t ease marijuana dispensaries’ banking woes
Huffington Post — Here’s Why There Will Be No Criminal Charges In The MF Global Case
BBC — ‘To Fight Terrorism, Follow the Money’
The Washington Post — British charge UBS trader with fraud in Libor rigging
CNN — Uphill climb to appeal federal data mining
CNN — Massive breach of privacy in the U.S.
The Wall Street Journal — Telecoms Face Limited Legal Recourse in Orders for Records
Reuters — Dzohkhar Tsarnaev CHARGED In Boston Bombings While He Lay In His Hospital Bed
Associated Press — Too big to jail? Execs avoid laundering charges
PRI — British Based Banks Agree to Historic Settlement to Avoid US Prosecution
CNNHSBC: Too big to jail?
NPRHSBC Officials Knowingly Dealt With Iranian Banks
Associated Press — HSBC to pay $1.9B to settle money-laundering case
Reuters/Huffington Post — HSBC To Pay $1.9 Billion To Resolve Allegations The Bank Ignored Possible Money Laundering: Report
Reuters — HSBC May Face Charges in a Laundering Inquiry
The Christian Science Monitor — Standard Chartered money-laundering deal: Did New York jump the gun?
CNN — Are some banks too big to prosecute?
France 24 — Standard Chartered settles Iran probe for $340m
BBC Radio Live 5 — Up All Night
CNBC — StanChart Sanction Is Insufficient: Gurule
Fox Business News — Former Top Treasury Official: Go Tough on Standard Chartered
NBC News — Standard Chartered reaches $340 million settlement over Iran
The Washington Post — Standard Chartered to pay $340 million to settle with N.Y. over Iran charges
CNN Money — Standard Chartered pays $340 million to settle Iran charges
NPR — British Bank Settles Money Laundering Charges
Huffington Post — ‘Rogue’ New York Regulator Benjamin Lawsky Sets Feds Scrambling In Standard Chartered Laundering Case
The Wall Street Journal — NCR’s Subsidiary in Syria Accused of Sanctions Lapse
NPR — Why Evading U.S. Rules May ‘Tempt’ Foreign Banks
The Washington Post — Are regulators doing enough to rein in bank money laundering?
Bloomberg — Standard Chartered Probe Said To Require Up To $700 Mln
Reuters — Standard Chartered is big target for new agency
The Daily Beast — HSBC Report Should Result in Prosecutions, Not Just Fines, Say Critics
USA Today — Defense: John Edwards ‘committed many sins but no crime’
Los Angeles Times — Bahraini king praises progress but opponents say abuses continue
Huffington Post — Haley Barbour Pardons: Analysis Finds Whites Benefitted Disproportionately From Decision
Reuters — Insight: Mississippi pardons benefited whites by big margin
Reuters — New Mississippi governor supports amendment on limiting clemency
Christian Science Monitor — Did Haley Barbour overlook Mississippi constitution before mass pardon?
The Reporter — American Bar Association rates Belize’s Prosecutors