09 November 2017
Markets Media has named New York partner Vivian Maese a “Legal Eagle” for her pioneering transactional work at the financial news publication’s 2017 Women in Finance Awards. According to Markets Media, the annual award program “recognize[s] some of the most talented and accomplished women in multiple categories across the business of finance and capital markets.” This year’s honorees included a diverse group of women leaders in the financial services sector, ranging from institutional investors and wealth managers to venture capitalists and technology providers.
Maese’s client, Thesys Technologies, the leading big data solutions market structure technology provider, nominated her for the award. Maese is serving as legal counsel to Thesys CAT in the development and implementation of the SEC's Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT), as CAT’s Plan Processor. CAT, one of the largest databases ever created, is designed to track the entire life cycle of orders and transactions in the US equity and options markets. The SEC has said the CAT is one of the most important tasks facing the Commission, and the ground-breaking initiative will transform the financial services industry and enhance the competitiveness of the US capital markets as the world leader.
Maese, who serves as Co-chair of Latham’s Financial Institutions and FinTech Industry Groups, focuses her practice on a range of complex transactions in the financial services industry. She also regularly advises clients on regulatory compliance and intellectual property issues. Since her arrival to the firm in 2014, Maese has helped Latham build one of the first FinTech practices to represent all key players as they navigate this evolving ecosystem.