Jeanne M. Hauch

Professorial Lecturer in Law
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
[email protected]

Jeanne M. Hauch is Vice President and General Counsel of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, a U.S. government agency dedicated to reducing poverty through economic growth. Ms. Hauch is responsible for providing counsel to MCC's Board of Directors and senior management on a range of legal and policy matters. Over her career, she has worked in more than 35 countries across five continents−from Afghanistan to Zambia−representing the World Bank and the United States Government.

Prior to joining MCC, Ms. Hauch spent eight years at the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). At the World Bank, she was dedicated to fighting corruption and money laundering in developing countries to promote the integrity of financial markets for greater economic growth. She co-authored three World Bank books on topics that include: the quantification of the proceeds of corruption (co-published by the OECD); settlements in transnational bribery cases, a quantitative and qualitative study; and the use of private lawsuits by nations to recover the proceeds of corruption (co-published with the Stolen Asset Recovery (StAR) Initiative). At the IMF, she served as Counsel to the Administrative Tribunal, advising on employment and institutional issues. Since 2011, Ms. Hauch has been an adjunct law professor at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C.

Before joining the World Bank in 2009, she was a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice for more than 10 years, prosecuting terrorism and transnational crimes as well as crimes against women and children such as trafficking, hostage takings and alien smuggling. 

Ms. Hauch graduated from Yale Law School and Princeton University. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Paris, France, where she lectured at the Paris Institute of Political Studies (known as "Sciences Po"). She also served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Early in her career, she practiced law with Kellogg Hansen in Washington, D.C., and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Brussels and Washington, D.C.


BA, Princeton University; JD, Yale Law School