Howard A. Baker
Howard A. Baker has been in the securities industry for more than 40 years. Following a lengthy career at the American Stock Exchange where he held several senior management positions in the options and derivative securities areas, Mr. Baker now heads his own firm, Howard Baker Associates, which provides legal and consulting services to select U.S. and international financial organizations. Mr. Baker holds a Juris Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School and a BA from Boston University where he has served as Chair of its National Alumni Council. He is a past Associate Dean of the Suffolk Academy of Law, the education affiliate of the Suffolk County (NY) Bar Association; a former board member of The Options Clearing Corporation; an Adjunct Professor at New York University's Stern School of Business; and presently serves as a Public Arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Mr. Baker has served on the Financial History editorial board since 1999.