Rabinowitz, Cieplak Join Latham & Watkins FinTech Practice

Mitchell Rabinowitz and Jenny Cieplak joined law firm Latham & Watkins’ Washington, D.C. office as partners in the Financial Institutions and FinTech Industry Groups within the Corporate Department.

Their practices will focus on joint venture and consortia transactions involving top-tier financial institutions creating and investing in novel technology and industry solutions for market infrastructure deployments.

Marc Jaffe, global chair of Latham’s Corporate Department, commented, “Mitch and Jenny have a sophisticated understanding of innovative technologies, as well as the financial markets in which they’re deployed. Their skill set further catalyzes the firm’s robust transactional practices in financial centers around the globe.”

Rabinowitz and Cieplak are well-versed in issues relating to IP, electronic trading systems, cloud computing, data protection, and regulatory matters. They have worked extensively on the creation of electronic trading platforms, alternative trading systems, exchanges, clearinghouses, and data repositories.

Rabinowitz has decades of experience working with many of the principal and largest industry players, including the world’s leading investment banks, infrastructure providers, start-ups, and newly created consortium entities. He was named an American Lawyer Dealmaker of the Year in 2018.

Together, Rabinowitz and Cieplak have created a preeminent FinTech practice and are widely recognized as leaders in the field.

“Mitch and Jenny bring enormous talent and significant experience leading complex technology transactions in the financial services sector, and we are thrilled to welcome leading lights in the FinTech space to our global platform,” said Michael Egge, office managing partner of Latham & Watkins in Washington, D.C. “They join a vibrant and growing team of lawyers working at the cutting-edge of financial services, technology, and regulation.”

Cieplak said, “I’ve long admired Latham’s innovative and business-minded approach to serving clients, particularly in the fast-evolving FinTech space. I’m delighted to join the firm’s powerhouse transactional and regulatory practices and harness the breadth of the firm’s expertise across disciplines.”

Rabinowitz and Cieplak join Latham & Watkins from Crowell & Moring.

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