Troy Paredes

Former SEC Commissioner; Founder, Paredes Strategies LLC; Board Member

Troy A. Paredes is the founder of Paredes Strategies LLC.  From 2008-2013, Paredes was a Commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, having been appointed by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.  Paredes served as an SEC Commissioner during an especially historic time at the SEC and for our economy – namely, throughout the financial crisis and its aftermath, including the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act.  He played a key role in rulemakings and other regulatory matters concerning all aspects of the SEC’s mission and securities regulation. 

Since leaving government, Paredes has had a wide-ranging consulting practice.  Paredes advises on compliance, risk management, financial regulation, corporate governance, and regulatory affairs.

Before becoming an SEC Commissioner, Paredes was a professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis and a professor of business (by courtesy) at Washington University’s Olin Business School, joining the faculty after having worked as a corporate lawyer.  Currently, he is a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at NYU School of Law and a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School.

Paredes is the author of numerous academic articles on financial regulation, corporate governance, innovation, behavioral economics, and administrative agencies.  And he is a co-author (beginning with the 4th edition) of a multi-volume securities regulation treatise entitled Securities Regulation

Paredes holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from UC Berkeley and earned his J.D. from Yale Law School.

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