Biography

Sonia Gupta Barros is an Assistant Director in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission in Washington D.C., where she oversees the Division’s Office of Real Estate and Commodities. Ms. Barros joined the Division in 2004. Prior to becoming Assistant Director, Ms. Barros served as Chief of the Division’s Disclosure Standards Office, where she was instrumental in building that Office, to assess the outcomes of filing reviews and assist the Division in enhancing its review program. Prior to that, Ms. Barros served as Special Counsel in the Division, where she oversaw the Division’s review of numerous high-profile and complex securities offerings and transactions. From 1997 to 2004, Ms. Barros practiced corporate and securities law at Altheimer & Gray LLP in Chicago, Illinois, and then at Hogan & Hartson LLP (now Hogan Lovells) in Washington D.C. At both law firms, she specialized in compliance with securities laws and public company transactions. She received her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the University of Chicago Legal Forum. Prior to law school, Ms. Barros worked with public companies as a CPA in the audit practice at Deloitte & Touche LLP.