Law Professor Nominated to SEC

Troy Paredes

President George W. Bush has nominated Troy Paredes, professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis, to serve as commissioner at the Securities and Exchange Commission.

“Troy Paredes is an extraordinary lawyer, teacher, and scholar who cares about well-functioning securities markets,” said Kent Syverud, Dean and the Ethan A.H. Shepley University Professor. “He will make an excellent SEC Commissioner.”

Paredes' expertise focuses on issues relating to securities regulation and corporate governance.

He is presently the co-author of the leading securities law treatise (with Joel Seligman and the late Louis Loss) and has written extensively on a wide range of topics, including the importance of a balanced approach to securities regulation.

Before joining the law school faculty, Paredes was a corporate and regulatory lawyer. As an attorney, he worked on a variety of transactions, including leveraged buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity and other financings, as well as on regulatory matters in the electric industry.  

Paredes earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California at Berkeley and a law degree from Yale.