Mark T. Uyeda was sworn into office on June 30, 2022, after being nominated by President Joseph Biden and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
Commissioner Uyeda has served on the staff of the SEC since 2006, including as Senior Advisor to Chairman Jay Clayton, Senior Advisor to Acting Chairman Michael S. Piwowar, Counsel to Commissioner Paul S. Atkins, and various staff positions in the Division of Investment Management. He most recently served on detail from the SEC to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs as a securities counsel to the committee's minority staff.
Prior to joining the SEC, Commissioner Uyeda served as Chief Advisor to the California Corporations Commissioner, the state’s securities regulator. He also worked as an attorney at the law firms of K&L Gates (formerly known as Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP) in Washington, D.C., and O’Melveny & Myers LLP in Los Angeles.
Commissioner Uyeda earned his bachelor's degree in business administration at Georgetown University and his law degree with honors at the Duke University School of Law.
He is the first Asian Pacific American to serve as a Commissioner at the SEC.
appellate practice at Mayer Brown LLP in Washington, D.C., and clerked for Judge Mary M. Schroeder of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He has degrees from Brown University and the University of Chicago. Outside work, he has two kids and a dog, and is a board member of the nonprofit DSA Fund.