Wenchi Hu is a partner in the New York and Washington, D.C. offices of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Financial Institutions Group. She focuses her practice on the intersection of technology and financial regulation, including new asset classes, new products and services that implicate regulatory issues, risk management, regulatory compliance, and financial market infrastructure technology. Wenchi regularly works with financial institutions, technology companies, market infrastructures, and start-up companies on a wide range of regulatory issues, ranging from crypto-assets, digitization, ICOs, to regulation of securities trading platforms, clearing services, post-trade processing, and market infrastructure in the context of distributed ledger technology, and to self-regulatory organization regulatory regime, Regulation Systems Compliance and Integrity compliance, and technology outsourcing risk management and regulatory compliance.Prior to joining Latham & Watkins, Wenchi was an Associate Director and head of the Office of Clearance and Settlement Supervision in the Division of Trading and Markets at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). As part of that role, she oversaw clearing agency registration, rule filings and advance notices, requests for no-action relief, exemptive relief by registered clearing agencies, and clearing agency risk management and supervision. She is an expert in post-trade processing, clearance and settlement, and infrastructure technology matters involving a multitude of products across the securities markets. She is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's Working Group on Financial Markets and a frequent speaker on financial regulatory and technology innovation topics.