According to sources:
“Highly responsive, and no question is too large or too small for him”
“Can help with all the trivia of the regulations”
“Very easy to talk to and very pragmatic”
“Provides creative solutions to new issues”Chambers USA 2021

Stephen P. Wink

New York
  • 1271 Avenue of the Americas
  • New York, NY 10020
  • USA

Stephen Wink is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Financial Regulatory Practice. He advises a wide range of market players including fintech companies, investment banks, private funds, exchanges and trading platforms (traditional and cryptocurrency), and other financial institutions on matters involving the regulation of markets, as well as related compliance and enforcement matters.

Mr. Wink is a key member of Latham’s Fintech Industry Group, and is Co-Chair of the firm’s Global Digital Assets & Web3 Practice. Mr. Wink is ranked in Band 1 by Chambers’ Professional Advisers FinTech, and is recognized by Chambers USA as one of the country’s leading financial services broker-dealer regulation lawyers. Recently, Mr. Wink received the Innovation Award from the New York Law Journal, which recognizes “creative and inspiring approaches and forward-thinking firms and individuals,” and previously he was named a Law360 MVP for Fintech.

Mr. Wink has in-depth knowledge and broad experience advising on the overlapping patchwork of regulations covering the financial markets, including the laws and rules under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the rules of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and other self-regulatory organizations.

Mr. Wink provides regular commentary on regulatory initiatives and rule-making proposals on behalf of clients and trade associations. He has frequently obtained no-action relief and interpretive guidance on behalf of clients from various regulatory bodies, including the Securities and Exchange Commission and FINRA.

Mr. Wink is Chair of the ABA’s subcommittee on Trading and Markets. Mr. Wink is a regular speaker at fintech and securities industry conferences.

Mr. Wink spent nine years in-house as executive managing director and general counsel of First Albany Companies Inc., a full-service investment bank, merchant bank, and investment advisor. He began his career at another leading law firm after serving as a law clerk to Judge George E. MacKinnon of the US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.


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