June 17, 2022

Senate Confirms Jaime Lizárraga and Mark Uyeda as New SEC Commissioners

Yesterday, the Senate confirmed the nomination as SEC Commissioners of Jaime Lizárraga, who is currently a Senior Advisor to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and previously served as a presidential appointee at the SEC, and Mark Uyeda, who has been a career attorney with the SEC since 2006. The existing Commissioners published this statement to welcome Jaime & Mark back to the Commission.

Mark replaces former SEC Commissioner Elad Roisman, to serve out the term that expires on June 5, 2023. Jaime replaces SEC Commissioner Allison Herren Lee – whose term expires this month – and his term expires on June 5, 2027.

This confirmation process has moved pretty quickly since President Biden announced the nominations in April. Once the new Commissioners are sworn in, the agency will be back to a full 5-person slate. Commissioner Lee previously announced that she would depart from the SEC once her successor was confirmed.

Liz Dunshee