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Annemarie Tierney

Annemarie Tierney

Nasdaq Private Market
Vice President, Head of Strategy and New Markets
New York, NY, USA


Annemarie Tierney joined Nasdaq Private Market in March 2015 as Vice President – Head of Strategy and New Markets, where she is responsible for identifying and assessing potential new private issuer products and services, including from a legal and regulatory point of view.  From 2010 to March 2015, Ms. Tierney was General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of SecondMarket Holdings, Inc. (now Digital Currency Group), a disruptive private financial services company that provided secondary liquidity for unregistered assets (including private company stock and fixed income products) through its registered broker dealer subsidiaries, and also created and launched the first private bitcoin investment vehicle through its asset management subsidiary.

From 2008 to 2010, Ms. Tierney served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary to NYFIX, Inc., a Nasdaq listed public company, with responsibility for a wide range of corporate and legal issues.  From 2002 to 2008, Ms. Tierney was Assistant General Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel of NYSE Euronext, where she had primary responsibility for NYSE Euronext’s SEC and AMF reporting function.  Ms. Tierney also acted as counsel to the NYSE Global Listings Group, with particular responsibility for corporate governance and quantitative listing standards.  From 1996 to 2002, Ms. Tierney was a Senior Associate in the corporate finance group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, London and New York.  From 1990 to 1996, Ms. Tierney served as Special Counsel in the Office of International Corporate Finance in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, with responsibility for a wide range of rulemaking and interpretative issues.

In 2016, Ms. Tierney was appointed as a member of the SEC’s Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies.  She is a frequent speaker on a range of legal issues impacting private companies and, in 2014, presented testimony to the Capital Markets Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee on the importance of facilitating private company secondary liquidity.  Ms. Tierney has also provided support to members of Congress and their staff on a range of legislation impacting private companies, including the JOBS Act of 2012 and the FAST Act of 2015.  She is a member of the Board of the Association of Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni, Inc., a not for profit organization.

Ms. Tierney earned her JD at the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America, and her BS (Finance) and BA (International Relations) at the University of Delaware.

Annemarie Tierney is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Global Capital Markets Perspectives in 2017 - Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2017, Thursday, April 20, 2017
Resales of Restricted Securities and Secondary Sales of Securities of Privately Held Companies - Private Placement and Hybrid Securities Offerings 2017, Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Late-Stage and Pre-IPO Private Placements - Private Placement and Hybrid Securities Offerings 2017, Wednesday, May 24, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Global Capital Markets Perspectives in 2017 - Global Capital Markets Perspectives in 2017, Thursday, April 20, 2017
Late-Stage and Pre-IPO Private Placements - Late-Stage and Pre-IPO Private Placements, Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Resales of Restricted Securities and Secondary Sales of Securities of Privately Held Companies - Resales of Restricted Securities and Secondary Sales of Securities of Privately Held Companies, Wednesday, May 24, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Global Capital Markets Perspectives in 2017 - Global Capital Markets Perspectives in 2017, Thursday, April 20, 2017
Resales of Restricted Securities and Secondary Sales of Securities of Privately Held Companies - Resales of Restricted Securities and Secondary Sales of Securities of Privately Held Companies, Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Late-Stage and Pre-IPO Private Placements - Late-Stage and Pre-IPO Private Placements, Wednesday, May 24, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Global Capital Markets & the U.S. Securities Laws 2017, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, New York, NY
Private Placement and Hybrid Securities Offerings 2017, Friday, May 26, 2017, New York, NY
Transcripts  Transcripts Late-Stage and Pre-IPO Private Placements - Late-Stage and Pre-IPO Private Placements, Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Resales of Restricted Securities and Secondary Sales of Securities of Privately Held Companies - Resales of Restricted Securities and Secondary Sales of Securities of Privately Held Companies, Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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