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Luis A. Aguilar
Occupation Commissioner
Employer U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Luis A. Aguilar is a commissioner for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). He was sworn in as a Commissioner on July 31, 2008.[1]

Aguilar’s official swearing-in at the SEC was in Atlanta—not Washington, where the SEC is headquartered. Aguilar wanted the SEC’s Atlanta office to be the site of his swearing-in because that’s where he began his legal career.[2]

In early June of 2009, Aguilar said he believed the SEC should combine functions with the with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Employee Benefits Security Administration.[3] Aguilar has been appointed to serve as the Commission's primary sponsor of the newly formed SEC Investor Advisory Committee. [4]


Prior to his appointment as an SEC Commissioner, Aguilar was a partner with the international law firm of McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP, 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 offerings and private offerings (IPOs and secondary offerings), mergers and acquisitions, mutual funds, investment advisers, broker-dealers, and other aspects of federal and state securities laws and regulations.

His very early work life began with positions building fences across North Georgia and loading luggage at the international airport in Miami.[5]


He is a graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, and also received a master of laws degree in taxation from Emory University. Additionally, he has successfully completed Series 7, Series 24, Series 63, and Series 65 examinations in connection with serving as president and a director of a registered broker-dealer.


  1. SEC Biography: Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar. SEC.
  2. Luis Aguilar's SEC swearing-in to take place in Atlanta, not D.C.. Deal Watch.
  3. SEC's Commissioner Advocates for SEC-CFTC Merger. The Wall Street Journal.
  4. Press Release. Securities and Exchange Commission.
  5. Aguilar First Atlantan To Be SEC Commissioner. Atlanta Business Chronicle.