Joanne Moffic-Silver

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Joanne Moffic-Silver
Occupation Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Employer CBOE
Location Chicago, IL

Joanne Moffic-Silver is executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE).[1][2][3][4]


Prior to joining CBOE in 1980, she was counsel for Chicago Mercantile Exchange and an attorney with a private law firm, with a concentration in employment law and commodity futures law.

In her current role, Moffic-Silver is responsible for overseeing CBOE’s Legal Division, including litigation, rule filings, industry-related comment letters and responses, contracts, intellectual property, arbitration, board elections, special member meetings, and legal work for CBOE subsidiaries. She also manages outside law firms’ work for CBOE, and advises CBOE’s chairman & CEO, executive vice chairman, president, vice chairman and board of directors on matters including governance, demutualization and jurisdictional issues related to new products.


Moffic-Silver is an active member of the Northwestern University School of Law Advisory Board.[5] Additionally, she has been a panelist at various professional and industry forums, including the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Compliance & Legal Division’s Annual Seminar, Brooklyn Law School - Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law-Conference on the Future of Financial Regulation, the American Bar Association annual meeting, and the Chicago Bar Association. In addition, she has been a faculty member at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy’s Midwest Deposition Program held at Northwestern University School of Law.


Moffic-Silver is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1974, bachelor of arts with high honors and Phi Beta Kappa) and of the Northwestern University School of Law (1977, J.D. with honors).


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  2. Joanne Moffic-Silver. LinkedIn.
  3. Joanne Moffic-Silver. Findlaw.
  4. CBOE Holdings Executive Officers. CBOE.
  5. Members. Northwestern Law.