National Stock Exchange (NSX) today announced the appointment of John J. McCoy as Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel, effective August 1, 2008.
Mr. McCoy has served as primary outside Legal Counsel for NSX for the last 10 years as a Partner with the law firm Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP.
"John has played an integral role in the recent evolution of NSX, providing expert legal counsel as NSX developed its new business model and transformed into a new entity," said Joseph S. Rizzello, Chief Executive Officer of NSX. "He brings a unique depth of knowledge about the securities industry, the Exchange space and, specifically, NSX. We are extremely pleased to welcome him as a valued addition to the NSX management team."
Mr. McCoy had been a Partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP since 1985, most recently as a member of the Business and Finance Department, where he represented public and closely held businesses. His experience has focused in the areas of securities, securities markets regulatory matters, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and banking and finance. He served as a member of the firm's Executive Committee and as manager of TSH Operating Ventures, which operates the firm's ancillary business units. Prior to joining the law firm's Business and Finance Department, he practiced in the firm's litigation group, gaining extensive first chair trial and appellate experience in securities, business, construction and First Amendment cases. He served as counsel to several public companies, in addition to serving as outside General Counsel to NSX as needed.
Mr. McCoy is listed in The Best Lawyers in America by Woodward/White, Inc. and has been named an Ohio Super Lawyer by Law & Politics Magazine. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics (summa cum laude) from Xavier University and his law degree from the University of Chicago School of Law. He is admitted to the bars of Ohio, various U.S. district courts and courts of appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.