General Counsel, IEX Group, Inc.
Sophia Lee is General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of IEX Group, Inc., which was featured in Michael Lewis’ recent book “Flash Boys.” Sophia oversees all legal, securities, and intellectual property matters of the business, including IEX’s patent portfolio. Sophia is also managing the national securities exchange application process for IEX. Sophia has 20 years of experience in the financial services industry and private law firm practice combined, advising technology and financial services firms on strategic partnerships, acquisitions, financings, and intellectual property matters. Sophia was previously deputy general counsel of Liquidnet, where she established alternative trading systems in the US, Canada and various countries in Asia Pacific and served as liaison with global regulators regarding equity market structure issues. Between 2000 and 2004, Sophia served as associate general counsel at agency-only broker ITG. Sophia also spent 4 years as a mergers & acquisitions associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. Sophia received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a J.D. degree from New York University School of Law. Sophia is admitted to practice as an attorney at law in New York State, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (EDNY), and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY), admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), Series 7, 63, 24 and 79 licensed, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder.