Vivian A. Maese

Vivian Maese is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Ms. Maese is a member of the Corporate Department and Financial Institutions Industry group. Her practice focuses primarily on complex technology transactions in the financial services industry, as well as regulatory compliance issues and intellectual property.

Ms. Maese applies her exceptionally strong experience representing market leaders on the cutting edge of law, technology and financial services, to provide solutions to complex problems. Ms. Maese’s transaction, advisory and financial services regulatory experience includes:

  • Consortia formations, strategic transactions, outsourcings and joint ventures
  • Electronic trading and market structure
  • Market data, reference data, indices and data analytics
  • Strategic advice and counsel to established and emerging companies
  • Crypto-currency
  • Electronic payment systems
  • Data and analytical tools
  • E-commerce and the Internet
  • Intellectual property protections (patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets)
  • Cybersecurity and privacy

Advice and direction regarding the design, development and implementation of systems and procedures that are compliant with regulations

Prior to Latham, Ms. Maese was the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at BIDS Trading, a financial services industry consortium, where she had an important impact on Market Access rules 15(a)(6). BIDS is a client of Latham and Ms. Maese has worked with BIDS and the SEC regarding the development of Regulation Systems, Compliance and Integrity.

Prior to BIDS, Ms. Maese was responsible for all legal issues related to US Cash Trading and Market Data at the New York Stock Exchange and worked with the Specialist Community and the SEC to approve a new market model for the NYSE at the time Regulation National Market Structure was implemented.

Ms. Maese has accumulated vast and varied experience as a result of more than 20 years of experience as an in-house Managing Director and divisional General Counsel at Salomon Brothers and Citigroup, where she was the lead lawyer on many transactions, and in particular, the Fulcrum Project which transformed electronic trading on Wall Street.

Ms. Maese is admitted to practice before the US Supreme Court.