Thomas Gira is the Executive Vice President of Market Regulation, which provides regulatory services to NASDAQ’s family of U.S. markets, The New York Stock Exchange's family of U.S. markets, the Chicago Board Options Exchange’s markets, the International Securities Exchange, and the BATS family of U.S. markets. Market Regulation also regulates Trade Reporting Facilities, FINRA’s Alternative Display Facility, the over-the-counter market, and corporate and municipal bonds.
By combining FINRA’s trading data with data from its client exchanges, Market Regulation conducts comprehensive cross market equity surveillance for U.S.-listed equities and options markets. Market Regulation conducts surveillance for, among other things, manipulative trading algorithms, best execution, trade reporting, order exposure rules for options, OATS, Regulation NMS, short sales, fixed income pricing, Regulation M, and order handling.
Before joining FINRA in 1997, Mr. Gira was an Associate General Counsel of The NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc. Prior to that, he was Branch Chief for Options and Derivative Products Regulation within the Division of Market Regulation at the SEC.
Mr. Gira is a graduate of Wake Forest University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in economics. He received his law degree from the University of Maryland.