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Coran Darling


Coran's practice focuses on assisting companies navigating the challenges of emerging technology regulations and policy across the world, with particular focus on AI, open-source software, and data.

Coran is a recognized thought leader on the responsible governance and ethical deployment of AI and is a regular contributor to dialogue on the matter, often quoted in international media including Sifted by the Financial Times and Tech Monitor. His recent work on AI policy and generative AI has been subject to discussion by the UK Government's Science & Technology Committee as part of their enquiry into developing future regulatory mechanisms for AI in the UK and abroad. He is also a member of the Alan Turing Institute's Data Ethics Group, where he contributes to the Institute's research on ethical approaches to data use and best practices in data science.

Coran is a keen advocate for the 'levelling up' of international standards and best practices in the deployment of AI in the public and private sector. He is a committee member and advisor to the British Standards Institute's ART/1 AI and IST/6 Data Communications programs and member of NIST's working group on generative AI where he contributes to the development of technical and organizational best practices and standards for the ethical and responsible deployment of AI and data. Recognized for his work on AI by the OECD's AI Policy Observatory, Coran contributes to the work of the OECD's Expert Groups on AI Incidents and AI Risk & Accountability which focuses on creating frameworks and practices for the development of a responsible and trustworthy international AI environment.

Coran is also a non-governmental member of the UK Government's All Party Parliamentary Groups for AI and Data Analytics, which focuses on the advancement of the UK's regulatory environment in the face of new international approaches to AI and data and technological advancements in the industry.

Coran is licensed to practice in England & Wales and the state of New York. 

Bar Admissions / Professional QualificationsEngland & WalesNew York


  • Advising several artificial intelligence, robotics, and software companies on understanding and mitigating regulatory risks.
  • Developing comprehensive internal governance and responsible AI frameworks and policies compatible with international best practices and regulation.
  • Creating generative AI standards and policy for multinational organizations seeking compliance with multiple jurisdictions.
  • Briefing C-Suite members of international technology organizations on AI technical compliance and regulatory risks.
  • Drafting company and non-governmental organization responses to enquiries into development of future AI regulation and regulator guidance, including product liability, safety, and intellectual property.
  • Advising international technology companies on ownership of AI generated works, including computer code and synthetically authored text.
  • Performing comprehensive assessments of cybersecurity threat vectors for international industrials organizations.
  • Spanish
  • L.P.C., University of Law

    MS.c., University of Law

    LL.M., Innovation, Technology, & the Law, University of Edinburgh

    LL.B., Law (Honours), University of Edinburgh


  • Training Facilitator, DLA Piper APAC Artificial Intelligence Primer, DLA Piper Bangkok (February 2022)
  • Invited Speaker, Data Economy: Balancing Privacy, Innovation and Regulation, TGS Baltic International Data Summit (March 2023)
  • Subject Matter Expert, Neurotechnology, Law, and the Legal Profession, The Law Society (February 2023)
  • Subject Matter Expert, AI and the Future of Professional Knowledge, The Law Society (April 2023)
  • Subject Matter Expert, Evidentiary Meeting: UK Government Enquiry into Artificial Intelligence and Creativity, UK Government Science & Technology Select Committee (May 2023)
  • Panelist, How Should Businesses Respond to the EU's First-ever AI Law?, The AI Summit - London (June 2023)
  • Speaker, Is Your Business “Dependent” On A Person? Economic vs. Ethical Considerations, Applied Intelligence Live! (September 2023)
  • Panelist, AI Bill Of Rights: Governance and Ethics, Applied Intelligence Live! (September 2023)
  • Panelist, AI: Climate's Friend or Foe, Green Technology Conference – Dubai (December 2023)
  • Panelist, Can There Be Regulation that Supports Innovation?, The AI Summit – New York (December 2023)
  • Panelist, Hot topics in global class action - Technology, AI, Smart Cars, and Electric Vehicles, Global Class Action Summit (December 2023)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Alan Turing Institute, Data Ethics Group
  • British Standards Institute, ART/1 Artificial Intelligence Standards Committee
  • British Standards Institute, IST/6 Data Communications Standards Committee
  • European Commission, European AI Alliance
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology, Generative AI Working Group
  • OECD AI Policy Observatory, Expert Network on Artificial Intelligence
  • OECD AI Policy Observatory, Expert Group on AI Risks and Accountability
  • OECD AI Policy Observatory, Expert Group on AI Incidents
  • Responsible AI Institute, AI Fellow
  • Sedona Conference Working Group, Data Security and Privacy Liability
  • Society for Computers and Law, Specialist Artificial intelligence Group
  • The Law Society of England & Wales
  • UK Government All Party Parliamentary Group for Artificial Intelligence
  • UK Government All Party Parliamentary Group for Data Analytics