Jeanne Hauch is a senior international legal consultant at the Stolen Asset Recovery (StAR) Initiative at the World Bank. StAR is a joint initiative of the World Bank and the United Nations to support international efforts to end safe havens for the proceeds of corruption. Previously, she served as a senior staff member at the Integrity Vice Presidency of the World Bank, where she concentrated on combating fraud and corruption in the international development projects of the World Bank. Before joining the World Bank in June 2009, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney in Washington, DC for many years, specializing in the prosecution of transnational crimes and national security. She conducted jury trials in many areas of white-collar as well as violent crime.

She is the coauthor of “Identification and Quantification of the Proceeds of Bribery: A Joint OECD-StAR Analysis” (OECD 2012) and has been published in the Tulane Law Review, the University of San Francisco Law Review and the Criminal Law and Policy Review of Paris. She has delivered speeches and seminars to the Working Group on Bribery of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). She has taught for the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS) in Africa and the American Bar Association’s Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative (CEELI) in the former Yugoslavia. 

Professor Hauch attended the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton, followed by the Yale Law School, where she was an editor of the Yale Law Journal and the Yale Journal of International Law. She then clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court for Justice Anthony Kennedy. Under the auspices of a Fulbright grant, she conducted research and lectured at the University of Paris and the Institute of Political Studies of Paris. She practiced law with leading firms in Washington, DC, and Brussels for several years before joining government service.

  • B.A., Princeton University
  • J.D., Yale Law School