Walton Liles is an Executive Vice President at Patomak.
At Patomak, Mr. Liles advises a wide range of financial services companies on domestic and international securities regulation, including analyzing legislative and regulatory developments and formulating legislative and regulatory strategies. He also advises firms regarding regulatory compliance, crisis management, public affairs, and corporate governance. Mr. Liles regularly works with legal counsel on litigation and regulatory enforcement matters, including assisting with expert testimony and independent investigations.
Prior to re-joining Patomak in 2017, Mr. Liles served as Vice President of Federal Government Relations at Fidelity Investments, where he advocated for and promoted Fidelity’s public policy interests before Congress and Federal regulatory agencies. Mr. Liles originally joined Patomak in 2012 after serving as Senior Counsel to the House Committee on Financial Services, where he advised the Committee’s Republican Members on capital markets issues.
Before working for the Financial Services Committee, Mr. Liles worked in the Washington office of Goodwin Procter LLP, where his practice focused on financial services litigation and government investigations. Prior to joining Goodwin, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Joel F. Dubina of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Mr. Liles is a member of the American Council on Germany and the American Enterprise Institute’s Enterprise Club. He previously served as a Washington Fellow at the National Review Institute and as a Young Leader of the American Council on Germany.
Mr. Liles received his B.A. in History and Economics from the University of Virginia and his J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Alabama School of Law. While in law school, he served on the Managing Board of the Alabama Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif.