The Honorable Luis A. Aguilar
Former Commissioner at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Luis A. Aguilar served as a Commissioner at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from July 31, 2008 to December 31, 2015. Currently, he serves on the Boards of Directors of the following companies: Envestnet, Inc. (NYSE: ENV), a leading provider of unified wealth management technology; and Donnelley Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: DFIN), a leading global risk and compliance solutions company. He also serves as an advisor to privately held companies and is a partner in Falcon Cyber Investments, a firm focused on cybersecurity.
He was originally appointed by President George W. Bush and reappointed by President Barack Obama in 2011. He became the eighth longest-serving Commissioner in SEC history and only one of three Commissioners to have been nominated by two U.S. Presidents from two different political parties.
Commissioner Aguilar’s tenure started only a few weeks before the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the financial turmoil that followed and only a few months before one of the largest financial frauds in U. S. history – the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme – was exposed. Thereafter, the Commission entered one of the most transformational periods in its history.
Prior to his appointment to the SEC Commission, Mr. Aguilar was active in both business and law. His law practice involved matters pertaining to general corporate and business law, corporate finance, international transactions, investment companies and investment advisers, securities law, and corporate governance.
His previous experience includes serving as the general counsel, head of compliance, executive vice president, and corporate secretary of Invesco, with responsibility for all legal and compliance matters regarding Invesco Institutional. He was also Invesco’s Managing Director for Latin America in the 1990’s, and president of one of Invesco’s broker-dealers. His career includes tenure as a partner at the following prominent national law firms: McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP (subsequently merged with Dentons US LLP); Alston & Bird LLP; Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP; and Powell Goldstein Frazer & Murphy LLP (subsequently merged with Bryan Cave LLP). He began his legal career as an attorney at the SEC.
He has been active in numerous civic and business associations including, among others, the Latin American Association, the Girl Scouts Council of Northwest Georgia, Inc., the Georgia Hispanic Bar Association, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, the Hispanic National Bar Association, and the Hispanic National Bar Foundation.