Commissioner Troy Paredes, of the Securities and Exchange Commission

Troy A. Paredes


Troy A. Paredes is a distinguished policy fellow and lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He recently completed his term as commissioner of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), serving throughout the financial crisis and its aftermath, during which time the SEC undertook numerous initiatives to restructure the regulation of financial markets, including the SEC advanced rule makings to implement the Dodd-Frank Act and the JOBS Act. Before his government service, Paredes was a professor of law and a professor of business (by courtesy) at the Washington University in St. Louis. He has also been a visiting professor of law at UCLA and Georgetown. Paredes practiced law in California at O’Melveny & Myers, Steptoe & Johnson, and Irell & Manella, where his practice focused on financings, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance. Paredes is the author of numerous academic articles and is a coauthor of a multivolume securities regulation treatise, Securities Regulation. Click here for more information.

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Common Themes in Designs of Public Institutions for Fostering Innovation, Competition, and Finance

by F. Scott Kieff, Troy A. Paredesvia IP2 Working Paper Series
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

IP² Working Paper No. 14004 - The paper provides concrete examples of the themes that emerge from a review of the detailed design and implementation of particular legal systems (public institutions) intended to foster innovation, competition, and finance, such as intellectual property,