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Marlon Paz

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Marlon Q. Paz

Lecturer in Law

Marlon Q. Paz is a partner at Latham & Watkins LLP, recognized as an authority on the regulation of broker-dealers.  Mr. Paz combines government service, academia, and industry focus to help brokerage and investment firms and their executives manage complex securities laws. He counsels financial services firms in matters related to securities regulation, regulatory enforcement, internal investigations and examinations, and compliance.  He also helps clients navigate acquisitions of brokers, dealers, and investment advisers.

Mr. Paz is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a Council Member of the American Bar Association Business Law Section, where he served as chair of the International Business Law Committee and as Vice-Chair of the Federal Regulation of Securities Committee.  He is the former General Counsel to the District of Columbia Bar, the largest mandatory bar association of lawyers in the United States, a past president of the Hispanic Bar Association of D.C. and a former national vice president of the Hispanic National Bar Association.

Mr. Paz earned a Juris Doctor from The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School; an LL.M from Georgetown University Law Center; a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Wesleyan University; and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Trinity College.


  • JDUniversity of Pennsylvania Cary Law School1999
  • LL.MGeorgetown University Law Center2008
  • MALSWesleyan University1996
  • BATrinity College1994

Courses Taught

  • Broker-Dealer Regulation


    • Administrative, Regulatory, and Compliance Law
    • Business and Corporate Law

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