Eric Hess

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Eric Hess
Occupation Lawyer
Employer Hess Legal Counsel LLC
Location New York

Eric Hess is a New York-based financial services lawyer.

Recently he serves as the general counsel for Direct Edge ECN.[1] He announced his departure from the company in July 2011 in an effort to pursue other opportunities.[2]


Prior to joining Direct Edge, Hess worked for Lehman Brothers as senior vice president of the Equities Division. He has also worked for SunGard Data Systems as General Counsel and for Brut ECN as Chief Legal Officer. Early in his career, Hess was with Bloomberg as Legal Head of Transactional Services and with the law firm Wachtel & Masyr as an associate.[3]


  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law
  • Bachelor's, State University of New York at Binghamton


  1. "Direct Edge Taps Hess". Trader's Magazine.
  2. Direct Edge Names Tom McManus as General Counsel. Yahoo Finance.
  3. Management. Direct Edge.