August 4, 2008 11:21 Age: 6 yrs

Emory Law Alumnus Appointed as SEC Commissioner

Luis A. Aguilar 85L was sworn in as a commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Thursday, July 31.

Aguilar, who was appointed by President George W. Bush on June 30, 2008, was sworn in by Clayton Superior Court Chief Judge Matthew O. Simmons 82L at the SEC’s Atlanta regional office, where Aguilar began his legal career in 1979 as a staff attorney.

“This was important to me,” Aguilar told the Atlanta Business Chronicle. “I started my career here as a wide-eyed, inexperienced lawyer, and this staff turned me into a real lawyer.”

A former partner at McKenna, Long and Aldridge LLP in Atlanta, Aguilar will serve his term as commissioner until 2010. He replaces Roel Campos, who left the SEC last fall.

Aguilar earned his master of laws degree in taxation from Emory Law. He received his J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law and his B.S. from Georgia Southern University.

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