JOHN ZECCA is Senior Vice President, General Counsel North America and Chief Regulatory Officer. In these capacities he oversees a team of attorneys, analysts and programmers responsible for Nasdaq’s corporate, intellectual property and regulatory functions. In addition to the important obligations that come with being a public company, Nasdaq, as a self-regulatory organization, has a core mission to maintain fair and orderly markets. He interacts with government regulators in the various countries where Nasdaq operates to further that core mission. Mr. Zecca is a frequent speaker on market structure, corporate governance and fintech issues. Prior to joining Nasdaq, Mr. Zecca served as legal counsel to a commissioner of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and in the SEC's Office of General Counsel. He practiced corporate securities law at the firms of Hogan Lovells and Kaye Scholer (now Arnold & Porter). 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.