Richard Roberts,

J.D., LL.M.

Roberts, Raheb, & Gradler, LLC and Former SEC Commissioner

Richard Roberts, principal, Roberts, Raheb, & Gradler, LLC (a regulatory/legislative consulting firm he co-founded in 2006), provides strategic advice and targeted lobbying services for Fortune 500 and small business clients and focuses on regulatory policy initiatives at the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Previously, Mr. Roberts served as a commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission, as chief of staff for Senator Richard Shelby, and in various positions for the National Association of Securities Dealers. Most recently, he worked as a partner in the law firm Thelen, Reid, & Priest. He is a frequent media commentator and writer and has assisted the governments of Romania and Ukraine in developing a securities market. He earned a B.E. in electrical engineering, Auburn University, a J.D., University of Alabama School of Law, and an LL.M., George Washington University Law Center.