Joe Lombard – Board of Directors
An authority on U.S. securities law and former Senior Counsel for Market Regulation to Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Arthur Levitt, Joe Lombard has served on the Recovery Point Board of Directors since 2000. At the SEC from 1999 to 2001, Joe advised Chairman Levitt on all matters relating to equity and options market structure, with a particular focus on policy and legal issues relating to electronic markets. His tenure as Senior Counsel marked Joe’s second tour at the SEC, where he had begun his legal career in 1990 as a staff attorney in the Division of Enforcement.
After serving as senior advisor to Mr. Levitt, Joe joined Archipelago Holdings and became president of the company’s institutional electronic brokerage subsidiary, Wave Securities. He was a key participant in the sale of Wave to Merrill Lynch in early 2006, coincident with the closing of the historic NYSE/Archipelago merger that transformed the 213-year-old Big Board into a for-profit company. Following the merger, he served as Managing Director in the Global Equities division of Merrill Lynch.
Earlier in his career, Joe served as an associate and then special counsel in the Washington, D.C., office of a global law firm and was also Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, teaching a masters level course on the enforcement of federal securities laws. Joe currently practices securities law as a partner in a law firm in Washington, D.C.