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Hon. Roel C. Campos

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Roel Campos is a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and is Chair of the Securities Enforcement Practice. Roel’s practice consists of advising and defending corporate management teams and boards of directors with respect to SEC enforcement, FCPA and internal investigations, criminal prosecutions, securities and internal regulation and corporate governance.

Beginning in 2002, Roel was appointed twice by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and served until 2007. He served for five years as the Commission’s liaison to the international regulatory community and became well-known among international regulators. He also facilitated the development of international auditing and accounting standards through his work as Chair of the Monitoring Group and Vice Chair of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).

During his tenure, Roel presided over hundreds of complex enforcement cases, applying the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Company Act of 1940, and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. He has spoken and published extensively in the areas of the implementation of the Dodd Frank Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, corporate governance, director liability, corporate penalties, international accounting and auditing standards, Securities Act reform, SRO and market reform, retirement investment protection, research analyst conflicts, and the internationalization of the securities markets.

From 2008-2013, Roel served with DOD Secretary Chuck Hagel and other national security experts on the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board (PIAB), the oldest and one of the most prestigious of the Presidential citizens advisory boards.

Prior to being nominated to the SEC, Roel was an entrepreneur and one of two principal owner-executives of El Dorado Communications, a radio broadcasting company headquartered in Houston. He began his career after graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy and served as an officer. After attending law school, he worked in Los Angeles for major law firms as a corporate transactions/securities lawyer and litigator. Roel also served as a federal prosecutor for five years in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles where he prosecuted complex and violent narcotics cartels and, in a celebrated trial, convicted defendants for the kidnapping and murder of a DEA Agent. Presently, Roel serves on several corporate boards.

Hon. Roel C. Campos is associated with the following items:
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Wednesday, November 29, 2017, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Directors' Institute on Corporate Governance (Fifteenth Annual), Wednesday, November 29, 2017, New York, NY
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