Paredes confirmed as SEC Commissioner

By unanimous consent, the U.S. Senate has confirmed Troy Paredes, J.D., professor of law, as Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Commissioner for a five-year term.

“This extraordinary appointment recognizes his outstanding reputation and accomplishments as a teacher, scholar and lawyer in the field of corporate and securities law,” said Kent Syverud, J.D., dean and the Ethan A.H. Shepley University Professor.

Paredes, whose term ends June 5, 2013, is filling the seat vacated by Paul Atkins.

Paredes is the co-author (beginning with the fourth edition) of a 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.

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