Boston University School of Law

Cornelius K. Hurley


A.B., College of the Holy Cross, 1968
J.D., Georgetown University, 1974
PMD, Harvard Business School, 1986

Professional Experience

Boston University Center for Finance, Law & Policy
Director (2011-present)

Boston University School of Law
Professor (2003-present)

Morin Center for Banking and Financial Law
Director (2005-20011)

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC
Assistant General Counsel (1974-1981)

Shawmut National Corporation, Boston, MA
General Counsel/Director of Human Resources (1981-1989)

The Secura Group, Washington, DC
Partner (1990-1997)

Professional Associations

Member: Massachusetts and District of Columbia Bars

Director: Computershare Trust Company, N.A., Canton, MA

Director: Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, Boston, MA


"The Federal Home Loan Bank System: A Vehicle for Job Creation and Job Retention," with Rebecca Hicks Gallup, 30 Review of Banking and Financial Law 609 (2011). 
Full text: Hein (BU)  Hein  

Book Review, David A. Skeel, Jr., The New Financial Deal: Understanding the Dodd-Frank Act and Its (Unintended) Consequences, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (2011), 30:5 American Bankruptcy Institute Journal 40 (2011). 

"Too Safe to Fail: Requiring Big Banks to Build Cash Reserves Can Prevent Future Failures," Washington Times Opinion (March 3, 2011). 

"Paying the Price for Too Big to Fail," 4 Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal  (2009). 
Full text: PDF  

"Commentary: Getting It Right the Next Time on 'Too Big to Fail’,"  (2008). 

"We Have Equity; Now Give Us Oversight," American Banker 10 (Oct. 24, 2008). 

The Compliance Function in Diversified Financial Institutions: Harmonizing the Regulatory Environment for Financial Services Firms, with John A. Beccia, III, BU Law, Morin Center (Jul. 2007).