John Zecca, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Chief Regulatory Officer (U.S. markets operated by Nasdaq)
Mr. Zecca is also Chief Regulatory Officer of Nasdaq BX, Inc. and the three ISE markets. In these capacities he oversees a team of regulatory analysts, programmers and attorneys responsible for maintaining fair and orderly markets. He also oversees regulatory services, performed by FINRA, for Nasdaq’s markets. Mr. Zecca previously served as Nasdaq’s senior corporate counsel and was responsible for public company compliance and mergers and acquisitions. He is a frequent speaker on market regulation, corporate governance and Sarbanes-Oxley issues.
Prior to joining Nasdaq, Mr. Zecca served as legal counsel to an SEC commissioner and in the SEC’s Office of General Counsel. He practiced corporate securities law at the firms of Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells) and Kaye Scholer. He served as law clerk for the Hon. John H. Pratt of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Mr. Zecca received his Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and his Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
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