Troy A. Paredes


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.  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 financial regulation, compliance, risk management, corporate governance, and regulatory strategy and change management.  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, he 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.  

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