Petal Walker is a Member of the Advisory Board of Liquidity Lock Global Markets (LLGM), a technology provider that uses a portfolio trading technology to provide deeper liquidity to market makers and institutional investors.  As an Advisory Board Member, Petal uses her extensive legal, finance and policy experience to provide advice to LLGM leadership on the management and positioning of the company.       


Petal has worked as a Managing Director in Risk & Financial Advisory/Regulatory & Legal Support, at Deloitte & Touche LLP. There, she aided banks, brokers, exchanges as well as digital asset exchanges and intermediaries to design processes that are regulatorily compliant.

Prior to working at Deloitte, Petal worked as a Special Counsel at WilmerHale.  There, Petal advised market participants such as banks, funds, brokers, commercial companies, exchanges and clearinghouses, about compliance obligations for the derivatives markets. She rendered advice to these entities regarding the Dodd-Frank requirements in a number of areas, including supervision, surveillance, remediation, investigations, self-reporting, disclosure, reporting, product definition, and risk management.

Prior to rejoining WilmerHale, Petal served as Chief Counsel for Commissioner Sharon Bowen at the CFTC, where she advised on a variety of significant derivatives-related issues —including interaction of the three levels of supervision, surveillance of diverse markets, actual delivery, blockchain, execution methods, algorithmic trading, reporting requirements, capital, margin, and cross-border harmonization. Petal also led the CFTC’s Market Risk Advisory Committee. 


Petal holds a doctorate in both law and education from Harvard in addition to her Bachelor of Arts in History from Yale University, and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. She also serves as a Director on Women in Financial Markets (WIFM) and Chair of its Leadership Committee, which helps attract, retain, and develop women in finance.