Alexander C. Gavis
Alexander C. Gavis is Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel in the Corporate Legal Department of FMR LLC, the parent company of Fidelity Investments, one of the largest brokerage and mutual fund companies in the United States and the leading provider of workplace retirement savings plans. He heads a team of attorneys and professionals and is responsible for providing legal services to the firm’s retail brokerage, stock plan and workplace retirement businesses. He also oversees and manages legal services for Fidelity’s businesses involved in electronic and mobile commerce, start-up innovation, and social media. Mr. Gavis also oversees legal advice on all of Fidelity’s national advertising and marketing initiatives.
Mr. Gavis received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and his bachelor’s degree, with High Honors and Phi Beta Kappa, from Swarthmore College.
Mr. Gavis serves as chair of the FINRA Public Communications Committee and a member of the FINRA FinTech Industry Committee and is a past member of FINRA’s Membership and eBrokerage Committees. He is an adjunct professor at Suffolk University Law School, teaching a class on law and design thinking, and he has taught and lectured at Stanford University Law School and the D.School and at Harvard Law School.