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STEPHEN P. WINK is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Wink is a member of the firm's Financial Regulatory Practice. His practice focuses on advising a wide range of market players including investment banks, hedge funds, private equity firms, exchanges, alternative trading platforms, transfer agents and other financial institutions on matters involving the regulation of broker-dealers and investment advisors, market regulation, and compliance and enforcement matters.
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 is recognized by Chambers USA as one of the country’s leading financial services broker dealer regulation lawyers. He is also recommended byThe Legal 500 for Financial Services Regulatory and Alternative / Hedge Funds, and noted by clients as "excellent."
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 a former member of various securities industry committees, including the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s Federal Regulation Committee, the New York Stock Exchange's Compliance Advisory Committee and was Chair of the Bond Market Association's Municipal Legal Advisory Committee. Mr. Wink is a regular speaker at 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 Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton 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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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Magna Cum Laude||Notre Dame Law School||1991|
|American Jurisprudence Award||American Jurisprudence||1988|
|Partner||Latham & Watkins, LLP||2011 - Present|
|Managing Partner||Cahill/Wink LLP||2005 - Present|
|General Counsel, Executive Managing Director||First Albany Companies Inc.||1996 - 2005|
|Associate||Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton||1992 - 1996|
|Law Clerk||U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit||1991 - 1992|
|President||Henniker Holding Corp||1985 - 1988|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Bond Market Association - Municipal Securities Committee||Chairman||1999 - 2000|
|Notre Dame Law Review||Editor in Chief||1990 - 1991|
|Bloomberg Corporate Law Journal||The Unintended Disenfranchisement of Shareholders||2009|
|New York Law Journal||Free Speech, Private Offering Regs: Focus on the Purchaser||2008|
|Notre Dame Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1991|
|SIFMA Fixed Income Conference||Fixed Income Trading Issues||2009|
|Fixed Income Conference||Municipal Securities||2001|
|Securities Industry Association Legal & Compliance Conference||Municipal Securities||1998|