Luis A. Aguilar

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Alma materUniversity of Georgia School of Law, Emory University, Georgia Southern University
Securities and Exchange Commissioner in the aftermath of the 2008 economic crisis

Employment.png Securities and Exchange Commissioner

In office
31 July 2008 - June 2015
Appointed byGeorge W. Bush

Luis A. Aguilar is an American lawyer and former Securities and Exchange Commissioner.


Prior to his appointment as an SEC commissioner, Aguilar was a partner with the international law firm of McKenna Long & Aldridge, specializing in securities law. During his career, his practice included matters pertaining to general corporate and business law, international transactions, investment companies and investment advisers, securities law, and corporate finance. He also focused on issues related to corporate governance, public and private offerings (initial public offerings and secondary market offerings), mergers and acquisitions, mutual funds, investment advisers, broker-dealers, and other aspects of federal and state securities laws and regulations.[1]

Aguilar's previous experience includes serving as the general counsel, executive vice president, and corporate secretary of the investment management company Invesco, with responsibility for all legal and compliance matters regarding Invesco Institutional. He also was Invesco's managing director for Latin America in the late 1990s.[2]

His career also includes tenure as a partner at several national law firms and as an attorney at SEC.[3]

Other activities

He has been active in numerous civic and business associations. From May 2005 to May 2007, he chaired the Latin American Association (LAA), a non-profit organization. He has been active with national organizations, including Hispanic National Bar Association. In 2002, Aguilar was co-chair of the association's annual convention and was also regional president (for Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi) (2002–2006), chair of its financial committee (2003–2005), and a member of its board of governors (since 2002). In addition, he served as the president of the Hispanic National Bar Foundation (September 2006 – July 2008).[4]

During his time at the SEC, Commissioner Aguilar represented the Commission as its liaison to both the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) and to the Council of Securities Regulators of the Americas (COSRA). He was also the primary sponsor of the SEC's first Investor Advisory Committee. In addition, Commissioner Aguilar served as sponsor of the SEC's Hispanic and Latino Opportunity, Leadership, and Advocacy Committee, the SEC’s African American Council, and the SEC’s Caribbean American Heritage Committee.[5]

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