Hoover IP² Working Group Advisory Board
Troy A. Paredes is Distinguished Policy Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and, as a consultant, he advises companies on financial regulation, corporate governance, regulatory enforcement, private litigation, and governmental affairs. He served as a commissioner of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from August 2008 until August 2013, serving throughout the financial crisis and its aftermath, during which time the SEC undertook numerous initiatives to restructure the regulation of financial markets, including advancing rule makings to implement the Dodd-Frank Act and the JOBS Act. Before his government service, Paredes was a professor of law and a professor of business (by courtesy) at Washington University in St. Louis. He has also been a visiting professor of law at UCLA and Georgetown. Earlier in his career, Paredes practiced law in California at O’Melveny & Myers, Steptoe & Johnson, and Irell & Manella, where his practice focused on financings, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance. Paredes is the author of numerous academic articles and is a coauthor (with Louis Loss and Joel Seligman) of a multivolume securities regulation treatise, Securities Regulation.