Andrea M. Corcoran
Heyman Center Senior Fellow
Andrea M. Corcoran is a Senior Fellow of The Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Center on Corporate Governance at the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law in New York City and a Principal of Align International, LLC, a regulatory consulting firm, specializing in public sector solutions, in Washington, DC.
Ms. Corcoran served as the first head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (CFTC) Office of International Affairs from July 1997 through February 2006. In this position, she represented CFTC at the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), where she chaired the Implementation Committee that developed benchmarks for assessing implementation of the Principles and Objectives of Securities Regulation and designed the strategy for the Committee of European Securities Regulators (CESR)/CFTC Transatlantic Dialogue. She also has served as the Chairman of the Securities Advisory Committee of the Toronto Centre on regulatory leadership. Ms. Corcoran previously was Director of the CFTC's former Division of Trading and Markets (now the Divisions of Market Oversight, Clearing and Intermediary Oversight, and Office of International Affairs), receiving 2 Presidential Executive Rank awards (1988, 1996) in recognition of her outstanding contribution to government service. Among these were the policy responses to the collapse of Barings Bank and the Sumitomo Copper manipulation, known respectively, as the Windsor Accord, the Tokyo Communiqué and the "Boca Declaration," and other cross border initiatives. Ms. Corcoran was CFTC staff representative to the President's Working Group on Financial Markets from 1987 to 1997.
She received her BA with honors from Stanford University and an LLB from Harvard Law School where she held a teaching fellowship at Harvard University. From 1999 to present Ms. Corcoran is an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown Law Center.