J. Ashley Weeks

  • Associate
  • Eashley.weeks@lw.com
  • 885 Third Avenue
  • New York, NY 10022-4834
  • USA
  • T +1.212.906.4630
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Profile

Ashley Weeks is an associate in the Corporate Department of the New York office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm's Financial Institutions Group. Ms. Weeks focuses her practice on regulatory, compliance and transactional issues relating to commodities, securities and derivatives products.

Ms. Weeks has experience representing investment banks, corporations and asset managers in structured investments and derivatives transactions, including interest rate derivatives, foreign exchange transactions, equity derivatives and commodity transactions. Ms. Weeks also has experience representing clients in structuring finance-linked hedging structures in the project finance industry.

Ms. Weeks maintains a regulatory practice consisting of assisting financial institutions, corporate end-users and other market participants with regulatory compliance matters under the Dodd-Frank Act, as well as with respect to other CFTC, SEC and prudential regulatory matters.

Thought Leadership

  • The Yellow Brick Road for Consumer Tokens: The Path to SEC and CFTC Compliance - An Update -  November 12, 2019
  • US-EU Margin Rules Reference Guide -  July 08, 2019
  • EMIR REFIT: Bringing the EU and the US Closer Together? -  June 28, 2019
  • Are You My Regulator? ABA Surveys US Crypto Regulatory Overlap  -  April 05, 2019
  • NFA to Require Swap Proficiency Examination for Swap Associated Persons -  March 27, 2019
  • CFTC Seeks to Amend Commodity Pool Regulations -  February 01, 2019
  • A Path for Consumer Tokens - the SEC and CFTC Analysis -  November 29, 2018
  • Effective October 31, 2018: New NFA Virtual Currency Disclosure Requirements -  October 16, 2018
  • The Yellow Brick Road for Consumer Tokens: The Path to SEC and CFTC Compliance -  September 18, 2018
  • Are Your Employees Trading Bitcoin? Addressing Cryptocurrencies in Compliance Policies -  April 13, 2018
  • Fund Managers: Annual Compliance Reminders and New Developments -  March 26, 2018
  • Derivatives Market – 2017 Year in Review: A Summary -  January 25, 2018
  • CFTC Proposes Interpretation of “Actual Delivery” for Virtual Currencies -  January 19, 2018
  • CFTC Publishes Long-Awaited Comparability Determination for EU Margin Rules  -  November 01, 2017
  • Whistling a Common Tune -  June 12, 2017
  • 2016 Derivatives Market Year in Review -  December 14, 2016
  • Marketing Non-US Private Equity Funds in the United States -  November 16, 2016
  • CFTC Proposes New Enforcement Authority and Other Amendments in Its Whistleblower Program -  September 08, 2016
  • CFTC Brings Significant Enforcement Action Against Online Cryptocurrency Exchange -  June 20, 2016
  • Dodd-Frank Almost 6 Years Later: Where Are We Now? Energy-Related Derivatives Regulation  -  March 02, 2016
  • CFTC Extends Trade Option Reporting Deadline to April 1, 2016 -  February 23, 2016
  • CFTC Uncleared Swap Margin Rules to Take Effect in September  -  February 19, 2016
  • SEC Proposes Rules on the Use of Derivatives by Funds  -  February 03, 2016
  • Dodd-Frank 5 Years Later: Where Are We Now? Derivatives Regulation for Asset Managers -  November 30, 2015
  • Prudential Regulators Are First to Finalize Uncleared Swap Margin Rules  -  November 20, 2015
  • Cryptocurrencies Are Commodities: CFTC’s First Bitcoin Enforcement Action  -  September 20, 2015
  • CFTC Proposes Cross-Border Application of Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps  -  August 13, 2015
  • UPDATED: CFTC Clarifies Regulation of Forward Contracts with Embedded Volumetric Optionality  -  June 22, 2015
  • SEC Proposes Additional Cross-Border Rules for Security-Based Swaps -  May 27, 2015
  • Regulation SBSR: The Compliance Guide to Reporting Security-based Swaps -  March 24, 2015
Bar Qualification
  • New York
Education
  • JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 2014
  • BA, University of North Carolina, 2010
Industries
  • Oil & Gas
  • Financial Institutions
  • FinTech
Languages
  • English
Practices
  • Capital Markets
  • Financial Regulatory
  • Derivatives