Theodore R. Lazo

General Counsel and Head of Market Structure BIDS Trading, L.P.

T.R. Lazo is General Counsel and Head of Market Structure for BIDS Trading, L.P., an alternative trading system.  In this role, Mr. Lazo manages legal and regulatory affairs for BIDS Trading and implements strategic goals of the company from a legal and compliance perspective.  Previously, he was Managing Director, Associate General Counsel, Equities at SIFMA, where he headed SIFMA’s equities activities, monitoring the impact of, and facilitating industry input on, equity trading and market structure issues. Prior to joining SIFMA, Mr. Lazo was a Senior Vice President of NYSE and the General Counsel of NYSE Regulation. Before joining NYSE, Mr. Lazo was an attorney in private practice in the Securities Industry and Capital Markets Regulation practice of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, where he counseled securities exchanges, market centers and broker-dealers on legal and regulatory matters.  From 1997 to 2004, Mr. Lazo worked in the SEC’s Division of Trading and Markets, where he supervised equities and options exchange rule filing approvals and SEC rulemaking initiatives.