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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. At the SEC, Paredes was a strong advocate for small business, the promotion of capital formation, solving the information overload problem of securities law disclosure, and rigorous cost-benefit analysis. Since leaving government, Paredes has had an active consulting practice. Paredes advises on financial regulation, corporate governance, compliance, and regulatory strategy. He also serves as an expert and advisor in regulatory enforcement 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, joining the faculty after having worked as a corporate lawyer.  Paredes is the author of numerous academic articles on financial regulation, corporate governance, innovation, and behavioral economics. 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 Destruction." Paredes holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from UC Berkeley and earned his J.D. from Yale Law School.