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Alexander brings to Lowenstein Sandler a broad understanding of novel areas of securities law such as digital securities, blockchain, and alternative trading systems (ATS) from his five years as special counsel with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in its Division of Trading and Markets.
At the SEC Alexander served on the Division’s FinTech Working Group and contributed to staff guidance on issues such as Bitcoin/Bitcoin Futures ETPs, the secondary trading of digital assets, online trading platforms, and the use of blockchain technology in the securities market. He provided legal interpretation and analysis pertaining to Regulation National Market System, Regulation Alternative Trading System, Dodd Frank Implementation, and exchange rules; and he gained experience in the supervision of equities and option exchanges, broker-dealers, and other major securities market participants, for which he received a Trading and Market’s Division Director’s Award.
While at Fordham University School of Law, Alexander worked with the SEC in Washington, DC, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in New York City. He started his career at J.P. Morgan’s Investment Bank within their prime brokerage division, and previously held a Series 7 license.