Ian Irlander is a corporate associate in the New York office of Latham & Watkins.

Mr. Irlander represents private companies, emerging companies, and private equity funds in connection with:

  • Early-stage formation and strategy
  • Venture capital financings
  • Solo and joint-venture strategic investments in financial technology and blockchain-based companies
  • Mergers and acquisitions

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Irlander clerked for Chancellor Kathaleen St. Jude McCormick on the Delaware Court of Chancery. While in law school, he served as a senior editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.

Mr. Irlander’s experience includes advising:

  • Coinbase in its entry into a new strategic and commercial relationship with Circle related to the stablecoin USDC, including acquisition of an equity interest in Circle and entry into a new commercial agreement for the sharing of USDC interest revenues
  • Ramp Network Inc., a global financial technology company utilizing blockchain technology to connect the crypto economy with today’s financial infrastructure, in its US$70 million Series B financing
  • Goldman Sachs in its Series D investment in Anchorage Digital, a digital asset platform for investors that provides services from custody, trading, and staking to governance and financing
  • SIMON Markets, a consortium-owned provider of structured finance services, in its acquisition by iCapital
  • A consortium consisting of Bank of America, Citi, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, and Wells Fargo in the creation of Octaura, a new data-driven solution for trading of loans and CLOs, with Moody’s Analytics as co-investor and commercial partner, and ongoing representation of Octaura as outside general counsel
  • A consortium consisting of Bank of America, Barclays, Citi, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, and UBS in their investment in Capital Markets Gateway
  • Leading financial industry participants (including leading crypto investment funds, market makers, investment banks, and financial infrastructure providers) in numerous strategic investments and acquisitions, such as:
    • ParaFi Capital in numerous investments in the digital asset space, including Oxio and ZenLedger
    • Jump Trading in numerous investments in the digital asset space, including ErisX, Aptos, and KuCoin
    • Citadel Securities and Jane Street Capital in their Series A investment in MultiLynq, a leading provider of electronic fixed income trading connectivity and integration solutions

Bar Qualification

  • New Jersey
  • New York


  • JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School
    cum laude
  • BA in Government & Environmental Studies, Franklin & Marshall College