Adjunct Professor of Law
B.S., University of Louisiana; J.D., University of Denver; M.P.A., Harvard; LL.M., Oxford
B.S. Univ. of Louisiana; J.D., Univ. of Denver; M.P.A., Harvard Univ.; LL.M, Oxford Univ. Professor DeVille is a Senior Vice President at Western Union, where...Continue Reading
B.S. Univ. of Louisiana; J.D., Univ. of Denver; M.P.A., Harvard Univ.; LL.M, Oxford Univ. Professor DeVille is a Senior Vice President at Western Union, where he leads Anti-Money Laundering/Counter-Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) compliance.
Before joining Western Union, Professor DeVille headed the Office of Compliance and Enforcement at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), in the US Department of Treasury. Prior to this, he started and led the commercial AML/CFT compliance practice at Booz Allen Hamilton. Previously he served as a Senior Financial Enforcement Advisor with the US Department of Treasury’s Office of International Affairs, mentoring foreign governments on compliance with post-9/11 AML/CFT standards. Prior to this he served as a civilian with the US Department of Defense in Baghdad, where he led rule of law efforts, training Iraqi judges and prosecutors. Previously, he was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School and a consultant to the RAND Corporation on criminal justice matters.
Professor DeVille served as a prosecutor for over a dozen years, including as an Assistant US Attorney in Los Angeles, where he specialized in transnational organized crime. Also with DOJ, he completed two overseas postings (Moscow and Yerevan). He began his prosecutor career as a Deputy District Attorney, where he tried street crimes cases; and later as a Special Assistant State Attorney General, where he argued felony appeals. He has done over one hundred jury trials. Professor DeVille’s articles have appeared in several law reviews, including those published by Columbia, George Washington, Harvard, Stanford and Chicago, and he has served as a contributor to several newspapers, including the Boston Globe, Moscow Times, New York Times and Washington Times. He was born and raised in Grand Prairie, Louisiana, and currently lives in Washington, DC and Denver.