Stacey A. Ward is Bridgeline Digital’s Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Data Protection Officer. Ms. Ward also serves as the Assistant Corporate Secretary.
Prior to joining Bridgeline, Ms. Ward worked as in-house counsel specializing in securities, regulation, compliance, corporate governance, and enforcement at both the Boston Stock Exchange and then at NASDAQ. Her duties included managing a third-party regulatory audit of both equities and option market centers; liaised between these groups and the SEC; responded to SEC inquiries (OCIE and Enforcement Divisions); worked with, and managed the oversight of FINRA in accordance with the regulatory service agreement(s) and technology; and ensured overall compliance with securities laws.
Preceding her experience at NASDAQ, she worked as a civil litigation attorney. She prepared all aspects of litigation, including researching and drafting memoranda; conducting depositions, analyzing and preparing various discovery documents and motions; oral advocacy; trial preparation and representing clients in alternative dispute resolution/formal mediation.
Ms. Ward is admitted to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Bar, the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
Ms. Ward received her B.A. in Economics from Fordham University and her J.D. at the New England School of Law (n/k/a New England Law | Boston).