Tesia N. Stanley


Tel 801.517.6825
Fax 801.531.3001
Salt Lake City

Tesia N. Stanley is an associate who works across a broad spectrum of tax-exempt financings for state and local governments across the country. Tesia serves as bond and underwriter's counsel on taxable and tax-exempt financings for state agencies and municipal governments, higher education institutions, and student loan issuers.

Tesia also has experience in complex commercial litigation, including securities litigation, and affordable housing, including single-family mortgage finance transactions. She regularly 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.

Pro Bono Experience

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


Co-author, "SEC Requires Addition of Two New Events to Continuing Disclosure Undertakings Beginning February 27, 2019," Ballard Spahr alert, August 31, 2018

Co-author, "Satisfying Municipal Market Continuing Disclosure Standards Set by SEC Enforcement Actions," Practical Law, January 3, 2018

Co-author, "SEC Announces Second Wave of MCDC Enforcement Actions," Ballard Spahr alert, October 2, 2015

Co-author, "2014 Year in Review: SEC Municipal Market Enforcement," Ballard Spahr publication, February 2, 2015

Co-author, "MCDC Issuer Deadline is December 1. Are You Prepared?" Ballard Spahr alert, October 13, 2014

Co-author, "2014 to Date: SEC Enforcement Round-Up," Ballard Spahr publication, September 24, 2014

Co-author, "Industry Concerns Prompt SEC To Modify MCDC Initiative," Ballard Spahr alert, August 1, 2014

Co-author, "MSRB Seeks Second Round of Comments on Municipal Advisor Conduct Rule," Ballard Spahr alert, July 29, 2014

Co-author, "SEC Issues First MCDC Cease and Desist Order," Ballard Spahr alert, July 9, 2014

Co-author, "SEC Announces First Investment Adviser ‘Pay-to-Play’ Enforcement Action," Ballard Spahr alert, June 24, 2014

Co-author, "SEC Enforcement Division Encourages Self-Reporting by Municipal Securities Issuers and Underwriters," Ballard Spahr alert, March 11, 2014

Co-author, "MSRB Proposes Municipal Advisor Supervision Rule," Ballard Spahr alert, February 26, 2014

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

Co-author, "2013 Review: SEC Municipal Market Enforcement Actions," Ballard Spahr publication, January 27, 2014

Co-author, "SEC Issues FAQs, MSRB Proposes Conduct Rule for Municipal Advisors," Ballard Spahr alert, January 15, 2014

Co-author, "Municipal Market Regulatory Update," Ballard Spahr publication, October 22, 2013

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

Co-author, "2013 Mid-Year Review: Key SEC Municipal Market Enforcement Actions," Ballard Spahr publication, July 31, 2013

Co-author, "Miami Is Latest Target of SEC Municipal Market Enforcement Actions," Ballard Spahr alert, July 26, 2013

Co-author, "Additional Pay-to-Play Disclosure Required of Municipal Securities Dealers," Ballard Spahr alert, July 2, 2013

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

Co-author, "SEC Fraud Charges against Harrisburg, Pa., Have Implications for Secondary Market Disclosures," Ballard Spahr alert, May 10, 2013

Co-author, "Commentary: SEC Muni Enforcement Shows No Sign of Slowing," The Bond Buyer, March 14, 2013

Co-author, "2012 Year in Review: Key SEC Municipal Market Enforcement Actions," Ballard Spahr publication, February 12, 2013

Co-author, "Underwriters of Municipal Securities Subject to New Fair Dealing Liability under Federal Securities Laws," Ballard Spahr alert, August 2, 2012

Co-author, "MSRB Adopts New Fair Dealing Requirements for Underwriters," Ballard Spahr alert, May 8, 2012

Co-author, "MSRB Seeks Enhanced Regulation of Broker's Brokers," Ballard Spahr alert, March 8, 2012

"Narrowing the Disclosure Gap: Is EMMA EDGAR for the Municipal Securities Market?" 7 J.L. Econ. & Pol'y 91, 2010

Speaking Engagements

"Issuers and Municipal Advisors – Impact of Recent Municipal Market Regulation and Enforcement," webinar hosted by The Bond Buyer, June 21, 2017  

Moderator, "Regulatory Issues – Continued Compliance and Disclosure," The Bond Buyer's Healthcare and Higher Education Conference, Providence, RI, October 27, 2015 

"After the Issuance of Bonds: Continuing Disclosure and SEC Municipal Enforcement," Ballard Spahr event, Wilmington, DE, June 5, 2014

"Will the SEC Target You Next? What To Expect in Municipal Enforcement in 2014," Ballard Spahr webinar, February 12, 2014

"Breakfast at Ballard: Navigating Post-Issuance Compliance and EMMA," Ballard Spahr program, Salt Lake City, January 28, 2014

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

University of Utah (B.A. 2006)