Chief of Staff to Commissioner Aguilar, Securities and Exchange CommissionSmeeta Ramarathnam serves as Chief of Staff to the Honorable Luis Aguilar of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In this role, Ramarathnam works on complicated, unprecedented, legal and policy issues that arise in SEC rulemakings, enforcement actions, adjudications, international papers, and interpretative guidance. She leads the office, serves as Commissioner Aguilar's primary speechwriter, and frequently speaks on various securities law topics. She served in a number of other capacities at the SEC since 2005. She previously worked in a large international law firm and clerked for a federal judge. She has served as an adjunct faculty member at Stanford in Washington. She earned her J.D. from Stanford Law School and her undergraduate degree with honors from Stanford University.