Todd Beauchamp

  • Partner
  • 555 Eleventh Street, NW
  • Suite 1000
  • Washington, D.C. 20004-1304
  • USA
  • T +1.202.637.2294


Todd W. Beauchamp is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Corporate Department and Financial Institutions Industry Group. He serves as Global Co-Chair of the Fintech Industry Group and leads the Payments & Emerging Financial Services Practice.

Mr. Beauchamp primarily represents traditional financial institutions, non-bank financial services companies, as well as technology companies, on a full spectrum of regulatory, transactional, and general corporate matters. He has comprehensive knowledge of emerging payment technologies, including those related to money transmission, virtual currencies, electronic payments, and stored value.

Mr. Beauchamp routinely counsels clients on a wide variety of federal, state, and international regulatory issues, as well as legislative developments. Additionally, he represents clients in matters before various state and federal bank regulatory agencies.

Mr. Beauchamp advises clients in the structuring and negotiation of corporate transactions and commercial arrangements related to the offering of payments and credit products and services. In addition, he represents clients in the acquisition and sale of financial institutions and non-bank financial services companies, such as state-licensed money transmitters.

Mr. Beauchamp has been recognized by Chambers and The Legal 500 US as a top lawyer in the area of financial services regulation, payments, and fintech.

Prior to his career in law, Mr. Beauchamp served as a principal consultant in the Organization & Change Strategy consulting practices of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and IBM Business Consulting Services. There he advised clients in the aerospace & defense, consumer packaged goods, pharmaceutical, transportation, and energy industries. He has a wide-range of experience in multiple areas, including: post-merger integration, large-scale corporate reorganizations, value-based management initiatives, change management, and technology-enabled process change initiatives. While completing his final year of law school, Mr. Beauchamp worked within the legal department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Counsel to the Marketing Group of The Coca-Cola Company - North America.

Thought Leadership

  • 2020 Digital Asset Regulatory Lookback (US Edition) -  January 21, 2021
  • Crypto-Asset Trading Platforms: Another Regulatory Trip Around the World -  October 05, 2020
  • Banks Can Hold Stablecoin Reserves, OCC States in Crypto-Friendly Letter -  September 25, 2020
  • From Safe Deposit Boxes to Cold Wallets, Bank Custody Evolves -  July 30, 2020
  • OCC’s New Comptroller Announces Innovative Fintech Initiatives -  July 30, 2020
  • FSB Launches Consultation on Global Stablecoins -  April 29, 2020
  • The G7 Draws a Line in the Sand for Global Stablecoins -  October 29, 2019
  • US FinTech: Regulating the Future -  September 10, 2019
  • Cryptoasset Trading Platforms: A Regulatory Trip Around the World -  August 19, 2019
  • Crypto-Asset Trading Platforms: A Regulatory Trip around the World -  August 13, 2019
  • Let’s Settle This Immediately: The Fed Joins the Global Faster-Payments Trend  -  August 09, 2019
  • Cash Is (Still) King: San Francisco Joins Cashless Ban-Wagon -  July 23, 2019
  • Stakeholders Welcome New FinCEN Regulatory Guidance for Convertible Virtual Currency -  May 28, 2019
  • To Charter or Not to Charter? Federal Judge Presses Pause on the OCC’s Plans -  May 09, 2019
  • FinCEN Brings First Action Against a P2P Virtual Currency Exchanger -  May 06, 2019
  • To Charter or Not to Charter? Considerations for FinTech Companies Seeking to Apply for an OCC Special Purpose National Bank Charter -  October 29, 2018
Todd Beauchamp “has deep and broad knowledge in the fintech space.”The Legal 500 2017
Bar Qualification
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • JD, Emory University School of Law, 2006
  • BBA, Mississippi State University, 1999
  • Financial Institutions
  • Fintech
  • Technology
  • Capital Markets
  • Technology Transactions
  • Emerging Companies
  • Latin America Practice
  • Israel Practice
  • Export Controls, Economic Sanctions & Customs
  • Africa Practice
  • Data Privacy & Security
  • Dodd-Frank & The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Entertainment, Sports & Media
  • Payments & Emerging Financial Services