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SEC Commissioner to visit Tulane Sept. 28

September 21, 2023 8:30 AM



The Murphy Institute’s Center on Law and the Economy will host a visit by Mark T. Uyeda, one of five Commissioners on the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, on September 28 at the School of Law. Commissioner Uyeda is the first Asian Pacific American to serve as an SEC Commissioner.


Students across campus are warmly invited to meet Commissioner Uyeda and learn more about his career at the SEC, the challenges facing the Commission, and his advice for students contemplating a career in law or public service. Law Professor Onnig Dombalagian will host the event and moderate the Q&A session.

“Commissioner Uyeda's visit provides an invaluable opportunity to gain insight into the deliberations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the federal agency entrusted with safeguarding the integrity of our securities markets,” said Dombalagian. “I look forward to hearing his experienced, considered perspective on the wide-ranging array of issues before the Commission.”

The visit will take place from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will be held at John Giffen Weinmann Hall, Room 257. The event is open to the entire Tulane community.

Commissioner Uyeda has served on the Commission staff since 2006, including as Senior Advisor to Chairman Jay Clayton, Senior Advisor to Acting Chairman Michael S. Piwowar, and Counsel to Commissioner Paul S. Atkins, as well as in various staff positions in the Division of Investment Management. He most recently served on detail from the Commission to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs as a securities counsel to the committee's minority staff.

He received his bachelor's degree in business administration at Georgetown University and his law degree with honors at the Duke University School of Law.

Founded in 2019, the Center on Law and the Economy is a collaboration between Tulane Law School and the Murphy Institute at Tulane. The Center promotes interdisciplinary research and collaboration on important issues confronting policymakers and private markets in both developed and developing economies.