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Carole Corcoran

General Counsel and Director of Special Projects
New York

Crisis Group Role

Carole Corcoran joined Crisis Group as General Counsel and Director of Special Projects when she opened its New York office in 2001 after serving as pro bono Of-­Counsel since 1997. As a General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, she manages and oversees all legal and governance issues regarding Crisis Group’s global operations. As Director of Special Projects, she initiates and supports projects aimed at organizational development and outreach.

Affiliations and Memberships

  • Council on Foreign Relations
  • Leadership Council on Children in Armed Conflict
  • New York Bar Association

Areas of Expertise

  • Interplay of statutory, regulatory, and compliance issues for global companies
  • Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Managing complex multinational litigation
  • U.S. sanctions and lobbying laws
  • Insurance and risk assessment in politically unstable and war risk areas

Professional and Academic Background

  • Senior Advisor and Director of Special Initiatives, Wesley K. Clark Presidential Campaign (2003­-2004, while on leave of absence from Crisis Group)
  • First Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Daiwa Securities America Inc. (1999­-2000)
  • Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Sanwa Securities (USA) Co, L.P (and its U.S. and foreign related entities) and Executive Committee member, Sanwa Securities Delaware Inc. (1991­-1998)
  • Associate, Seward and Kissel LLP (1983-­1991)
  • Juris Doctor, New York University School of Law (1983)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Magna Cum Laude), New York University (1979)