Paredes appointed to SEC

Troy Paredes, J.D., professor of law, was nominated by President George W. Bush May 6 to serve as one of five commissioners of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Paredes will take the seat being vacated by Paul Atkins. Paredes’ term will begin June 6, pending confirmation by the Senate, and will end June 5, 2013.

“Troy Paredes is an extraordinary lawyer, teacher and scholar who cares about well-functioning securities markets,” said Kent Syverud, J.D., 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 the co-author of the leading securities law treatise (with former dean Joel Selig-man, J.D., 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 School of Law’s faculty, Paredes was a corporate and regulatory lawyer. As an attorney, he worked on a variety of transactions, including leveraged buyouts, mergers and acquisitions; private equity and other financings; and regulatory matters in the electric industry.

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