Latham & Watkins has joined the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC), a leading industry association for the blockchain technology ecosystem, which brings together organizations and innovators from over 40 countries to advance understanding of blockchain technology. The organization focuses on “furthering [the] adoption of blockchain technology through engaging regulators, business leaders, and global changemakers.” Latham has also joined the GBBC’s Legal and Regulatory Group (LRG), which facilitates dialogue on the legal and regulatory issues originating from the development of blockchain technology.
Latham is at the forefront of legal issues surrounding cryptocurrency and the application of distributed ledger technology. The firm represents emerging and blockchain-enabled technology companies, investors, crypto exchanges, broker-dealers, and leading global financial institutions that are revolutionizing the delivery of financial services.
“We are delighted to join the GBBC, which brings together an illustrious group of executives, regulators, and other key players in the space, and we look forward to adding our insights and experience to the dialogue,” said Yvette Valdez, a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins and member of the FinTech Industry Group.