Laurence D. Paredes

Laurence D. Paredes, Secretary

Laurence D. Paredes serves as Secretary of BlackRock TCP Capital Corp. and is a member of BlackRock's Legal and Compliance team.


Prior to joining BlackRock in 2008, Mr. Paredes served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Porter Novelli, Inc., an Omnicom Group Inc. agency and a global public relations firm with 17 North American offices and a network of nearly 100 international offices. Before joining Porter Novelli, Inc., Mr. Paredes was with the law firms of Spitzer & Feldman P.C. and Beckman, Millman & Sanders LLP, where he practiced corporate, securities and investment management law.


Mr. Paredes is admitted to the Bars of the States of New York, Connecticut and New Jersey, as well as the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. He has served as a Trustee of the Rye Country Day School, as well as President of the Rye Country Day School Alumni Executive Board.



  • B.A. (Economics) from Hobart College

  • J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law