Lectures & Events

Comments by the SEC Commissioner
Arthur W. Fiske Memorial Lecture
presented by the Center for Business Law and Regulation
APR 16, 2012
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)
CLE Credit
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit
Speaker Information
Troy A. Paredes
Securities and Exchange Commission
Appointed by President George W. Bush, Troy A. Paredes joined the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in August 2008. Earlier, he was a tenured professor at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, with a courtesy appointment at Olin Business School. He taught, researched, and gave presentations on securities law and regulation and corporate governance, and served as an expert on various legal matters. In addition, Commissioner Paredes has researched and written about executive compensation; hedge funds; private placements; allocation of control within firms among directors, officers, and shareholders; the psychology of corporate and regulatory decision making; behavioral finance; alternative methods of regulation and market-based approaches to corporate accountability and securities regulation; comparative corporate governance, including development of such systems in emerging markets; and the law and business of commercializing innovation. In his scholarly publications, he has advocated for rigorous cost-benefit analysis when regulating, and emphasized the need for accessible and understandable disclosures that investors can use effectively. He was a co-author (beginning with the 4th edition) of the multi-volume treatise, Securities Regulation (with L. Loss and J. Seligman). Earlier, Commissioner Paredes practiced law at prominent national law firms. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in Economics (1992) and earned his J.D. from Yale Law School (1996).
Additional Information
At one-hour Continuing Legal Education (CLE) activities, Ohio Supreme Court regulations require attorneys to be present for the entire hour to obtain credit. Therefore, registration for one-hour lectures will close at the time the event is scheduled to start. Everyone is welcome to attend the lecture, but we cannot submit CLE credit for late arrivals.

At events longer than one hour, we will submit credit based on an attorney’s arrival time and duration of attendance, but no less than the minimum of one full hour of attendance.

We encourage attendees to arrive at registration 20 minutes prior to the start of a lecture to sign in, obtain materials, and be seated.


There is no law school parking, however, public parking, for a fee, is available in the Cleveland Botanical Garden parking underground garage. Also, meter parking might be available.

Recording in any form is prohibited.

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