Vivian Maese focuses her practice on strategic and corporate transactions with an emphasis on technology, intellectual property, data, trading, regulation, and compliance. Vivian provides counsel on matters at the intersection of financial services regulation and technology, as well as on technology innovations in financial services such as blockchain, crypto assets, and artificial intelligence. She also advises clients on the implementation of digital transformation projects and on the monetization of data and intellectual property.
Before private practice, Vivian served as general counsel of BIDS Trading, a financial services consortium for equities trading, where she provided oversight on legal issues involving U.S. cash trading and market data for the New York Stock Exchange. As managing director and general counsel of technology at Salomon Brothers/Citigroup, she was the lead lawyer on many corporate transactions and technology initiatives, including the Fulcrum Project, which transformed electronic trading on Wall Street.
Vivian earned a Band 1 ranking in the Chambers FinTech 2020 guide for Corporate, Securities & Financing. She was also named to The National Law Journal’s inaugural list, Trailblazers – Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, and FinTech, which recognized lawyers who have “moved the needle in facilitating new technologies and digital currencies.”
In 2018, Vivian was named Humanitarian of the Year by the Hope for a Healthier Humanity Foundation, which provides resources to cultivate better health care in underdeveloped nations.