Troy A. Paredes

Program Fellow
  • Founder, Paredes Strategies LLC 
  • Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School
  • Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence, New York University

Professor 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 and the JOBS Act, for solving the information overload problem of securities law disclosure, and for rigorous cost-benefit analysis. He also consistently expressed concerns about the overregulation and overreach of the Dodd-Frank Act.

Before becoming an SEC Commissioner, Professor 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. He was also a Distinguished Policy Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Currently, he serves as a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at NYU School of Law and a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School.

Professor Paredes is the author of numerous academic articles on financial regulation, corporate governance, innovation, and behavioral economics. He also 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.

Since leaving government, Professor Paredes has maintained an active consulting practice. He advises on financial regulation, corporate governance, compliance, and governmental and regulatory affairs. He also serves as an expert and adviser in regulatory enforcement investigations and actions and in private litigation involving securities law and corporate law, and he has been an independent compliance consultant/monitor.