From 2008 until 2013, Troy A. Paredes, the founder of Paredes Strategies LLC, was a Commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, having been appointed by President George W. Bush. 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 an active consulting practice. Paredes advises on financial regulation, corporate governance, compliance, and governmental and regulatory affairs. He also serves as an expert and adviser in regulatory enforcement and Department of Justice investigations and in private litigation involving securities law and corporate law, and he has been an independent compliance consultant/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. Currently, he is a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at NYU School of Law and a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. Previously, Paredes was the Distinguished Policy Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Paredes serves on the board of directors of Electronifie Inc. and is a member of the StreetShares Inc. board of advisors.

Paredes is the author of numerous academic articles on financial regulation, corporate governance, innovation, and behavioral economics. He also 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. 

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