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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.

Prior to joining O'Neill & Partners, LLC, Manny was General Counsel at MANA Partners, a trading, technology and asset management firm, where Manny led all strategic and tactical legal initiatives and was involved in the firm’s incubation of new FinTech and RegTech. Previous to MANA, 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. Prior to PwC, Manny was Executive Director and Assistant General Counsel at JPMorgan Chase covering cash equities and electronic trading.


Earlier in his career, through his almost ten years at NASDAQ where he was an Assistant General Counsel and President of BOX Regulation, he developed his expertise in electronic trading, U.S. trading regulations, management of electronic exchanges, and market structure issues. Prior to working for NASDAQ, Manny spent almost 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.



  • New York University, BA

  • Pace University, MS

  • New York Law School, JD

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MBA 



  • New York

  • Southern District of New York

  • Eastern District of New York

  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

  • United States Tax Court

  • United States Supreme Court

His advisory capabilities include:

  • Providing legal and strategic counsel on founding and structuring of new companies and funds

  • Designing and building electronic markets and regulation to support electronic markets across all tradeable asset classes

  • Providing market and regulatory expertise for FinTech and RegTech  products

  • Creating compliance programs