Richard Roberts

Richard Y. Roberts is a principal at Roberts Raheb & Gradler, LLC, a regulatory/legislative consulting firm that he co-founded in February of 2006. From 1990 to 1995, Mr. Roberts was a Commissioner of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, and, in this capacity, was actively involved in, has written about or has testified on, a wide range of subjects affecting the capital markets. Since leaving the Commission, Mr. Roberts has been a media commentator and writer on various securities public policy issues. Moreover, while working under a USAID contract from 1995 to 1997, he assisted the Governments of Romania and Ukraine in the development of a securities market. From 1987 to 1990, he served as the chief of staff and the legislative director for United States Senator Richard Shelby. Mr. Roberts is a graduate of Auburn University where he earned a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Alabama School of Law and his Master of Laws from the George Washington University Law Center. He is a member of the Alabama Bar and of the District of Columbia Bar. Mr. Roberts also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Cullen Agricultural Holding Corporation, Red Mountain Resources, and YA Offshore Global Investments. Further, he is a member of the Council of the College of Engineering of Auburn University, of the Advisory Board of Securities Regulation & Law Report, of the Advisory Board of the International Journal of Disclosure and Governance, of the Editorial Board of the Municipal Finance Journal, and of the Commissioners’ Council of the Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society.