Ashianna Esmail

Product & Regulatory Counsel

Ashianna Esmail is Product & Regulatory Counsel for Xoom, a service of PayPal, Inc. At PayPal, Ashianna is co-chair of PayPal’s Pro Bono Committee and active in PayPal’s Pride Project. Prior to joining Xoom and PayPal, Ashianna was an associate at Latham & Watkins, LLP in San Francisco, California where her practice focused on corporate transactions including securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity transactions. She also represented public and private companies in connection with securities laws compliance and general corporate matters. Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Esmail served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Emily C. Hewitt of the United States Court of Federal Claims. She also practiced in the General Counsel’s office of Telecom Development Company of Afghanistan, Ltd. (Roshan) in Kabul, Afghanistan. Ashianna received her JD from the University of Michigan Law School and her BA at the University of California at Berkeley. Volunteering time on pro bono matters, including immigration and asylum matters, continues to be an important part of Ashianna’s practice. Ashianna is committed to furthering PayPal and Xoom’s mission of financial inclusion and democratizing financial services for people all over the world.