Yvette Valdez is a Partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins LLP. Ms. Valdez advises emerging companies, financial institutions and investment managers on complex regulatory challenges in the development of bespoke financial crypto-asset and cryptocurrency technologies including token sales, market infrastructure, trading, clearing, and settlement solutions on distributed ledger technology. She also advises clients on domestic and cross-border cutting-edge FinTech initiatives in the derivatives markets.
Ms. Valdez also has a derivatives regulatory and transactional practice where she regularly advises market participants in connection with regulatory and compliance obligations under the Dodd-Frank Act, the Commodity Exchange Act and related CFTC, SEC and prudential regulation. She also regularly assists clients with structuring bespoke fixed income and commodity derivative transactions and platforms.
Ms. Valdez received her J.D. from Columbia Law School.