Iris Xie is a senior litigation associate in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. She advises clients on complex securities and commercial litigations as well as criminal, civil, and regulatory enforcement matters.

Ms. Xie has extensive experience representing and advising international corporations, financial institutions, and directors and officers in federal and state court proceedings, arbitrations and mediations, as well as regulatory inquiries by the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and other federal agencies. Her clients range across a variety of industries, including technology, cryptocurrency, banking and financial services, oil and gas, and e-commerce.

Ms. Xie’s recent experience includes representing:

  • The founder and majority owner of a China-based technology company in federal securities class actions
  • The founders and owners of cryptocurrency businesses in high-profile government investigations, and civil, and criminal enforcement actions, as well as federal securities, and commodities class actions across different jurisdictions
  • Foreign financial institutions in complex antitrust class actions in federal district and appellate courts
  • A global banking institution in a criminal investigation by the Department of Justice for anti-money laundering and sanctions violations
  • A Canadian energy company in restructuring proceedings
  • The board of directors of a large e-commerce company in a post-acquisition fiduciary duty litigation

Bar Qualification

  • New York


  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 2015
    cum laude
  • BA in Psychology, University of Richmond, 2012
    summa cum laude

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese (Mandarin)