By NM Regulation and Licensing Department
New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Superintendent Marguerite Salazar on Thursday announced that Matthew Bouillon Mascareñas has been named director of the Securities Division. Bouillon previously served as an Assistant Attorney General with the Colorado Department of Law in Denver where he represented the Colorado Commissioner of Securities in civil and administrative litigation and acted as counsel to the Colorado Banking Board and Banking Commissioner.
Bouillon will oversee a division that seeks to preserve and strengthen a free and competitive securities market for New Mexico, increase investor confidence and encourage the formation of capital to promote integrity, fairness, and full disclosure in financial services. In addition to licensing financial professionals and securities offerings, the division investigates and prosecutes criminal, civil and administrative violations of the Securities Act.
“Matt brings expertise, energy, and perspective to this position. He will advocate and act for the protection of investors, with an emphasis on elder financial protection,” said Salazar.
“I welcome the opportunity to help the division fulfill its critical mission in protecting our investors from financial exploitation and maintaining the integrity of our markets,” said Bouillon.
Bouillon’s work has focused primarily on striking the appropriate balance between consumer protection and entrepreneurship in the evolving digital asset space. He was counsel of record in numerous proceedings involving unregistered initial coin offerings and provided interpretive guidance on issues such as money transmission, digital asset custody, and public deposit protections.
Prior to working in Colorado, Bouillon spent five years as a prosecutor in New Mexico specializing in financial crimes and has served in various international organizations such as the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the Open Society Initiative for West Africa, and the Carter Center. A graduate of Boston College Law School, he received his master’s degree in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action from the Università degli Studi di Siena in Italy and his bachelor’s in Romance Languages from the University of Georgia.