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A litigator and senior regulatory legal adviser, Marlon Paz has experience in a wide range of investigative and compliance issues with the U.S. financial and securities markets and global anti-corruption matters. Mr. Paz held a senior role at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C., as a legal and policy adviser to the Director of the Division of Trading and Markets and as a liaison to the Division of Enforcement. At the SEC, he helped develop positions on regulatory matters addressing stress in the financial markets, disclosure of short sales by hedge funds and other investors, and the regulation of investment advisers and broker-dealers. Marlon Paz currently serves as Principal Integrity Officer for the Inter-American Development Bank, where he manages a team of attorneys and investigators tasked with the investigation of fraud and corruption, as well as compliance and prevention issues. Marlon Paz has been honored on numerous occasions for his dedication to the legal profession and his many accomplishments. He has been named by Hispanic Business magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential U.S. Hispanics” and by Latino Leaders magazine as one of the "Top 20 Latino Leaders Under 40." Mr. Paz also has served in many leadership positions. He is currently a board member of the Latino Student Fund and the Hispanic National Bar Foundation. He is Chair of the International Banking and Finance Subcommittee of the International Business Law Committee, which is part of the American Bar Association's Business Law Section. Previously, Mr. Paz has served as President of the Hispanic Bar Association of DC and as National Vice-President of the Hispanic National Bar Association. As an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, Mr. Paz teaches courses on international litigation and investigations and on the regulation of U.S. financial institutions and the securities markets. Mr. Paz earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a Master of Laws in Securities and Financial Regulation from Georgetown University Law Center.

Work experience

Jul 2010Present

Principal Integrity Officer

Inter-American Development Bank
Aug 2004Jul 2010

Senior Counsel to the Director

U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission

Marlon played a central role in developing the SEC’s positions on many important regulatory and enforcement matters. He handled novel and complex issues under the federal securities laws, particularly in matters involving broker-dealers, hedge funds, prime brokers, research analysts and the securities markets.


Aug 2004May 2008

Master of Laws

Georgetown University Law Center