Tesia N. Stanley

Salt Lake City

Tesia Stanley focuses on complex commercial litigation matters, including securities litigation and public finance litigation. She has a background in public finance and has experience working on a broad spectrum of tax-exempt financings for state and local governments across the country. She advises clients on federal securities law materiality standards, regulatory compliance, and enforcement actions.

Tesia is a former staff member of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board. Before that, she was a research specialist for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Professional Highlights

Pro Bono Experience

Tesia assists immigrants who are the victims of serious crimes in petitioning for immigration relief under the Violence Against Women Act.

Speaking Engagements

"It's Hammer Time: SEC Enforcement on Local Governments – Avoid Becoming the Nail," Utah League of Cities and Towns Workshop, September 13, 2013


Co-author, “Commentary: SEC Uses Muscle To Push New Secondary Market Disclosure,” The Bond Buyer, January 28, 2014

Co-author, “Commentary: SEC Enforcement Shifts Focus to Muni Issuers in 2013,” The Bond Buyer, August 16, 2013

Co-author, “SEC Fraud Charges against Harrisburg Have Implications for Secondary Market Disclosures,” Westlaw Journal / Securities Litigation & Regulation, May 29, 2013



University of Utah, S. J. Quinney College of Law (J.D., with high honors, 2010)
Recipient, William H. Leary Scholar Award; Editor, Utah Law Review

University of Utah (B.A. 2006)