Michael J. Simon

Independent Senior Advisor Deloitte & Touche LLP
Chair of the CAT Operating Committee

Michael J. Simon is an independent Senior Advisor to Deloitte & Touche LLP, where he advises securities firms on securities regulatory matters, national market structure, regulations of options trading, and electronic trading.

Michael advises clients in regulatory matters under the Securities Exchange Act, including exchange regulation, broker-dealer regulation, market structure, electronic trading, and market data.

For the past 18 years, Michael was the general counsel, chief regulatory officer, and corporate secretary at the International Securities Exchange. Michael registered the first new securities exchange in over 25 years and oversaw the operation of three exchanges with spotless regulatory records. He had broad management responsibilities for the legal and regulatory programs at ISE, and also maintained administrative oversight of both the compliance and internal audit functions. Prior to his time at the ISE, Michael spent time at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley, & McCloy, the National Securities Clearing Corporation, and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Michael holds his BA from the University of Rochester, and his JD from the University of Pittsburgh. He is a member of the New York bar.