Jonathan Rusch Adjunct Professor of Law

Phone: 540-458-8521


Office: 462 Lewis Hall

Areas of Expertise/Classes Taught

Global Corruption Law Practicum


AB, Princeton University

MA, University of Virginia

JD, University of Virginia


Jonathan Rusch is principal of Rusch Law PLLC, based in Washington, D.C. He currently teaches the Global Corruption Law Practicum at the Washington and Lee University School of Law as a member of the adjunct faculty.

Mr. Rusch was perviously principal with DTG Risk & Compliance and a senior vice president and head of Anti-Bribery & Corruption Governance at Wells Fargo & Company. He was also 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, D.C. office of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton.

Mr. Rusch has taught extensively as an adjunct professor at the American University Washington College of Law and the Georgetown University Law Center, a 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 also 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.