BOSTON–LAWFUEL – The Law Newswire – The Boston Stock Exchange (BSE) announced today that John Katovich joined as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer. John will oversee the regulatory, legal, and regulatory systems development functions at the BSE.
“John brings a unique combination of regulatory expertise and business acumen, that will enable us to meet and exceed our obligations as a regulator in the national market system and an operator of multiple businesses for our seat holders,” said Mike Curran, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the BSE. “John brings the right combination of relevant legal expertise and a deep understanding of our business which will allow for the best possible counsel.”
Prior to joining the BSE, John founded Katovich Law Group, representing clients such as Archipelago and Eurex, as well as many broker dealers, covering trading, regulation and arbitration matters. He also developed a significant practice around business formation and transactions, and continues to teach at The Presidio School of Management MBA Program in San Francisco. John helped with the design of the Automated Credit Exchange (the precursor to the Chicago Climate Exchange), and was part of the team that introduced the iShares product to Barclays Bank.
“John’s 15 years as a trader, regulator and General Counsel at the Pacific Stock Exchange will bring significant value to the BSE,” said Steve Barrett, Exchange Vice Chairman. “We will greatly benefit from John’s comprehensive SRO and business background, as well as his role as a legal representative before critical regulatory bodies such as the Securities Exchange Commission, Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Congress.”
In addition to his participation in every aspect of the functions that shape the rules and regulatory policies impacting trading exchanges, John brings an added benefit based upon his previous experiences as General Counsel for OptiMark Technologies and ePIT Systems, both of which delivered software solutions to the trading industry.
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