Jonathan Rusch


Jonathan J. Rusch is a lawyer and consultant on corporate-compliance issues at the American University Washington College of Law.

Previously, Mr. Rusch was senior vice president and head of Anti-Bribery & Corruption Governance at Wells Fargo & Company, and a federal prosecutor for 26 years in the Fraud Section of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, most recently as deputy chief for strategy and policy. He also served as director of the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Financial Enforcement, counsel to the President’s Commission on Organized Crime, and an associate with the Washington, DC, office of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. He also is adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, senior fellow with the Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement at New York University Law School, and a member of the Practitioner Advisory Council with the University of Maryland’s Center for the Study of Business Ethics, Risk, and Crime. He has been a lecturer in law at the University of Virginia Law School and a visiting professor at the China University of Political Science and Law. Mr. Rusch received a BA degree with honors from Princeton University, an MA (government) degree from the University of Virginia, and a JD degree from the University of Virginia Law School.

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