Cornelius Hurley

Director of the Center for Finance, Law & Policy Professor of the Practice of Banking Law

  • Title Director of the Center for Finance, Law & Policy
    Professor of the Practice of Banking Law
  • Education A.B., College of the Holy Cross College
    J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
    P.M.D., Harvard Business School

Professor Cornelius Hurley has four decades of diversified legal, entrepreneurial, and academic experience in the financial sector. His teaching and research interests focus upon the interactions between finance and the real economy. He serves an independent director of Computershare Trust Company, N.A., an element of one of the global leaders in the transfer agent business, and of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, one of the three so-called “GSEs”.

Professor Hurley established the Boston office of The Secura Group, Washington, D.C. a national financial services consulting firm of which he was a partner. Formerly, he was general counsel of Shawmut Corporation, a regional bank holding company. As assistant general counsel of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, he was responsible for the Fed’s role in regulating international banking activities. Prof. Hurley served as reporter to the American Bar Association’s Task Force on Financial Markets Regulatory Reform.

Professor Hurley was appointed by Boston University’s Provost to serve as the first director of the University’s Center for Finance, Law & Policy. The Center is an interdisciplinary initiative drawing upon the deep and varied academic talent of the University to focus upon finance and financial policy issues:

He is the author of numerous articles and commentaries that have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Financial Times, American Banker, the Boston Globe and other publications. During the current economic crisis, he has provided ongoing analysis on national and local television and radio outlets. In 2014, he was the recipient of the John S. Baerst Award for Excellence in Teaching in recognition of his “inspired teaching” in the LLM in banking program.

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