North America

Public Director, National Futures Association (self-regulatory organization under the Commodity Exchange Act) from February 2013 to end 2017.

Independent Director, NYSE-liffe US (affiliate of NYSE) and Chair of the Regulatory Oversight Committee from March 2010 through mid-December 2013.

Chair, Securities Advisory Board and ex officio member of the main board of Toronto Centre (TC) for Global Leadership in Financial Supervision from 2003 through May 2017. Author of electronic crisis simulation, and Program Leader for multiple international securities regulator leadership programs in Canada and internationally.

Chair, IOSCO Task Force on the Assessment of the Objectives and Principles of Securities Regulation from October 2001 to 2006. The Task Force developed the first Assessment Methodology published in 2003 for use in the execution of FSAPs, subsequently revised in 2011 and 2017.

Adjunct Professor Georgetown Law Center, "Futures and Derivatives Regulation," Washington, DC (2000-2012).

Expert Witness on international securities standards for AMF in Quebec, Canada and on listed derivatives regulation and contract structure for US CFTC and Chicago Mercantile Exchange (2008-2018).

Inducted into the FIA Futures Hall of Fame (2013).

Initial Director of the Office of International Affairs (1997-2006) and Director of the Division of Trading and Markets (1982-1997), US Commodities Futures Trading Commission.

Panelist, Securities Exchange Commission Historical Society "Keeping the Market Open: Lessons from 1987" (1997).

Speaker,  American Bar Association Derivatives Committee, Annual Meeting “Gaslighting Ourselves...A Cinematic Retrospective," (2019)

Corcoran A and Lawton J, “Regulatory Oversight and Automated Trading Design, Elements of Consideration, The Journal of Futures Markets, Vol.13, No. 2, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York (1993), explicitly referencing incorporating some rules in market platform and contract design algorithms.

Corcoran, “The Uses of New Capital Markets, Electronic Commerce and the Rules of the Game in the International Marketplace,” American University Law Review, Vol.9, No. 3 (February 2000), explicitly referencing the use of derivatives market concepts for carbon pricing.

Corcoran, Chapter 10, "Regulators: Leadership and Reaction," in Electronic Exchanges, The Global Transformation from Pits to Bits, Gorham M and Singh N, Elsevier (2009)