Yevedzo Chitiga

Senior Associate


Yeve Chitiga focuses her practice on broker-dealer compliance and regulation matters. She has experience advising financial institutions on banking law, government investigations and enforcement-related matters, derivatives law, and investment management. Ms. Chitiga has also advised public companies on federal and state securities law.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Chitiga worked at another Washington DC-area law firm, where she handled a variety of securities matters. While attending law school, she worked as a student attorney for the Washington College of Law Criminal Justice Law Clinic and as a judicial intern for the Honorable Rhonda Reid Winston of the District of Columbia Superior Court.

Ms. Chitiga spent several years working as an auditor for Wells Fargo and Wachovia Corporation before pursuing her law degree.

Publications & News


April 4, 2018

Developments In CFTC Cooperation Program

In this article written by Paul Architzel, Matthew Beville, Yeve Chitiga and Daniel Martin, published by Futures and Derivatives Law Report, the authors analyze the steps that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission recently took to further encourage cooperation with and self-reporting to the Commission's Division of Enforcement.

October 5, 2017

Yeve Chitiga Joins DC Bar Foundation Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council

This week, Associate Yeve Chitiga began a two-year term as a member of the DC Bar Foundation's (DCBF) Young Lawyers Network Leadership Council (YLN LC).

September 27, 2017

New CFTC Enforcement Policy Encourages Self-Reporting

In January of this year, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (CFTC or Commission) Division of Enforcement (the Division) issued revised cooperation credit guidelines for companies, and its first-ever cooperation guidelines for individuals (together, the January 2017 Advisories).

June 1, 2017

CFTC Rewrites Recordkeeping Requirements

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) has significantly amended its recordkeeping requirements, a change that will affect all entities and individuals who are required to maintain books and records under the Commission's rules.

May 24, 2017

CFTC Increases Anti-Retaliation Protections for Whistleblowers

On May 22, 2017, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) amended its whistleblower rules to enhance protections for whistleblowers against retaliation and assert its own authority to bring enforcement actions against retaliation.

September 18, 2015

SEC Issues Cybersecurity Examination Risk Alert

On September 15, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) issued a Risk Alert re-emphasizing the careful scrutiny it will give to the data security practices of broker-dealers and investment advisers and describing areas of particular interest.

August 13, 2015

WilmerHale Top Contributor in Legal Aid Society’s Generous Associates Campaign

For more than a decade, WilmerHale has participated in the Legal Aid Society's Generous Associates Campaign, a fundraiser led by associates based in Washington DC and meant to help bring justice to low-income individuals. Together this year, the participating 71 law firms raised $1.37 million, hitting an all-time record high.

April 14, 2015

Expanding Oversight of Active, Proprietary Trading Firms: SEC Proposes Amendments to Rule 15b9-1

On March 25, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC" or "Commission") proposed an amendment to Rule 15b9-1 (the “Proposal”) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ("Exchange Act") that, if adopted, would close an historical exception to the general requirement that registered broker-dealers must become members of a registered national securities association ("Association"), effectively, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA").


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JD, American University, Washington College of Law, 2013, Staff Member, International Law Review

BS, Business Administration, Claflin University, 2006, Phi Beta Lambda Business Fraternity

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District of Columbia




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