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, including, among other things, antifraud and anticorruption, public company disclosures, capital formation, corporate governance, executive compensation, investment management, investment advisors, broker-dealers, exchanges, credit rating agencies, equity market structure, fixed income markets, derivatives, auditing and accounting, and cybersecurity. At the SEC, Paredes was a strong advocate for small business and the JOBS Act, for solving the information overload problem of securities law disclosure, and for rigorous cost-benefit analysis. He also consistently expressed concerns about the overregulation and overreach of the Dodd-Frank Act.
Since leaving government, Paredes has had a wide-ranging consulting practice. Paredes advises on financial regulation, compliance, risk management, corporate governance, governmental and regulatory affairs, and administrative agency process. He also serves as an expert and advisor in regulatory enforcement investigations and in private litigation involving securities law and corporate law.
Given Paredes’ extensive government, private sector, and academic experience, Paredes Strategies LLC also serves as an independent compliance consultant/corporate monitor.
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. He also was the Distinguished Policy Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and has been a visiting professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center and UCLA School of Law.
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 with Louis Loss and Joel Seligman entitled Securities Regulation.
In addition to his writing, Paredes co-hosts a podcast on fintech called “Appetite for Disruption.”
Paredes is a senior advisor at CamberView Partners, a member of the board of directors at NAVEX Global, a member of the board of advisors at StreetShares, a member of the board of advisors at Templum, an advisor at Strike Protocols, and a member of the compliance advisory council at Balyasny Asset Management. He served on the board of directors of Electronifie from 2015-2017.
Paredes holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from UC Berkeley and earned his J.D. from Yale Law School.