Manny Alicandro, JD, MS & MBA

DeLucia, Mlynar & Alicandro LLP
745 Fifth Avenue, Suite 500
New York, New York 10151

Direct: (646) 974-8993
Fax: (646) 844-3190

Manny Alicandro is an attorney with broad expertise in compliance, risk management, regulation, controls, surveillance, supervision, and governance. He has worked in diverse leadership roles in alternative asset management, banking, management consulting, electronic markets, trading technology, and regulation, and is a frequent industry speaker, panelist, webcaster, and published author. He counsels clients in connection with a diverse array of crypto and blockchain projects.

Manny was General Counsel at MANA Partners, trading, technology, and asset management firm, where he led all strategic and tactical legal initiatives and was involved in the firm’s incubation of new FinTech and RegTech.

He was Director of the Financial Services Risk and Regulatory Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Advisory Services LLC where he advised clients on the overall management and performance of their business with a focus on compliance management, regulation, risk, controls, and governance.

Manny was Executive Director and Assistant General Counsel at JPMorgan Chase covering cash equities and electronic trading.

At NASDAQ, he was an Assistant General Counsel and President of BOX Regulation and developed expertise in electronic trading, U.S. trading regulations, management of electronic exchanges, and market structure issues.

Prior to working for NASDAQ, Manny spent thirteen years in compliance and regulatory leadership roles working for several large securities firms and FINRA. During this time, he gained in-depth knowledge of legal and regulatory compliance issues pertaining to equities, derivatives, options, and futures markets.

Manny has a BA from New York University, an MS from Pace University, a JD from New York Law School, and an MBA from MIT. He is a member of the Bar, State of New York, and is admitted in the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, the United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, the US Tax Court and the US Supreme Court.

His advisory capabilities include:

  • Providing legal and strategic counsel on founding and structuring new companies and funds
  • Designing and building electronic markets and regulation to support electronic markets across all tradable asset classes and crypto
  • Providing market and regulatory expertise for FinTech and RegTech products
  • Creating compliance programs