Boston University School of Law
cornelius hurley

Cornelius K. Hurley

Director of the Boston University Center for Finance, Law & Policy and Senior Provost Fellow
Professor of the Practice of Banking Law

BA, Holy Cross College
JD, Georgetown University Law Center
PMD, Harvard Business School

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Phone: 617-353-5427


Professor Cornelius Hurley has over 35 years 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, DC 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 also serves 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 was the director for the Morin Center for Banking and Financial Law and the Graduate Program in Banking and Financial Law from 2005 to 2011.

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.

Professor Hurley teaches Lessons from the Financial Crisis.

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