biography

Seth Travis is a financial services lawyer and litigator in the Chicago office of FisherBroyles. He provides comprehensive legal and strategic business services to trading, investment, and financial services firms. Seth also provides outside general counsel services to financial firms and start-up ventures, and handles complex litigation across industries.

Seth has a unique background and skill set, having served over the last decade in leadership and management roles for a quantitative trading and investment management firm and a start-up family office and proprietary trading firm, including General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer for quantitative trading businesses, Chief Legal Officer for an investment management business, Chief Executive Officer of a broker-dealer, and President of a derivatives trading business. In these roles, Seth has handled all legal and regulatory affairs for these trading and investment firms, including corporate structuring; broker, exchange and other counterparty relationships; regulatory matters and inquiries; trading issues and operational support; equity and debt financing transactions; asset sales; telecommunications transactions...

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  • Representative Transactions

    • Completed sale of algorithmic, high-frequency trading business
    • Completed sale of algorithmic trading platform
    • Completed development and sale of U.S., European and Asian based telecommunications and technology assets
    • Completed multi-million dollar operating capital loan
    • Negotiated redemption and sale of significant equity ownership stakes
    • Launched SEC-registered investment advisor and hedge fund business, SEC-registered broker dealer, and FCA-registered local broker
    • Negotiated Chinese trading and investment joint venture and established Chinese operating business

  • Corporate Experience
    • Sandia Point Capital, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer
    • Teza Technologies and Teza Capital Management, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer (CEO of broker-dealer and President of derivatives trading entity)

Chicago

Credentials

Admissions

Illinois

Education

Northwestern University School of Law, JD, 1996
Baruch College, City University of New York, BBA – Accounting, 1993

Prior Law Firm Experience

Jenner & Block

Practice Areas