NYSE General Counsel Works at the Intersection of Law, Policy and Business Practice

As general counsel of NYSE Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE), Elizabeth King manages the legal department (including its five cash equity and equity options exchanges), which features the globally recognized New York Stock Exchange. She is also responsible for the NYSE’s interaction with regulators, such as the SEC and others.

In her current role, Elizabeth leads a diverse team focused on compliance, risk management, and legal operation of the company’s global business units. She also continues to be a key voice in the NYSE’s core management team under the new ownership of the Intercontinental Exchange.

Prior to joining NYSE Group, Elizabeth was deputy general counsel and global head of regulatory affairs at securities trading firm KCG Holdings, Inc. Before joining KCG, she was associate director of the Division of Trading and Markets at the US Securities and Exchange Commission, where she was responsible for the SEC’s regulatory program for oversight of the securities markets.

Elizabeth says it was that role—and the senior professional women at the SEC—that helped shape her career. “I learned something different from each of their leadership styles.”

“I was a junior attorney at the SEC in the late 1990s.” said Elizabeth, “a time when new computer technology was disrupting business practices in the financial industry. I found, and continue to find, this intersection of law, policy and business practices to be rewarding and never boring.

Elizabeth holds a JD from the University of Pennsylvania and an AB from Duke University.