Yesha Yadav

Professor of Law

Yesha Yadav's research interests lie in the area of financial and securities regulation, notably with respect to the evolving response of regulatory policy to innovations in financial engineering, market microstructure and globalization. Before joining Vanderbilt's law faculty in 2011, Professor Yadav worked as legal counsel with the World Bank in its finance, private-sector development and infrastructure unit, where she specialized in financial regulation and insolvency and creditor-debtor rights. Before joining the World Bank in 2009, she practiced from 2004-08 in the London and Paris offices of Clifford Chance, in the firm's financial regulation and derivatives group. As part of her work in the area of payments regulation, she was assigned to advise the European Payments Council on the establishment of the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA), an initiative that seeks to integrate the domestic payments markets legally and operationally across the European Economic Area and Switzerland. Professor Yadav has also served as a senior research associate and interim research director to the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation. Since joining Vanderbilt, Professor Yadav has served as honorary advisor to India’s Financial Services Law Reform Commission (FSLRC) and on the Atlantic Council’s Task Force on Divergence and the Transatlantic Financial Reform and G-20 Agenda. She earned an M.A. in law and modern languages with First Class honors at the University of Cambridge, after which she earned an LL.M. at Harvard Law School, where she focused on financial and capital markets regulation, payment systems and terrorist financing.

Professor Yadav teaches Securities Regulation, Corporate Bankruptcy, International Financial Regulation and Market Microstructure. She was honored in 2015 as a winner of the Hall-Hartman Prize Outstanding Professor Award for excellence in teaching.

Research Interests

International banking and financial regulation, securities regulation, the law of money and payment systems, bankruptcy


Representative Publications

  • "Insider Trading and Market Structure," UCLA Law Review (forthcoming 2016)
    Full Text | SSRN
  • "The Failure of Liability in Modern Markets," 102 Virginia Law Review (forthcoming 2016)
    Full Text | SSRN
  • "How Algorithmic Trading Undermines Efficiency in Capital Markets," Vanderbilt Law Review (forthcoming 2015) (First Prize Winner, George Washington University/C-Leaf Junior Faculty Workshop on Business and Financial Law) (version discussed in the Economist magazine, Bloomberg)
    Full Text | SSRN
  • "Insider Trading in Derivatives Markets," 103 Georgetown Law Journal 381 (2015) (discussed in Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg)
    Full Text | PDF
  • "The Case for a Market in Debt Governance," 67 Vanderbilt Law Review 771 (2014)
    Full Text | WWW
  • "Empty Creditors and Sovereign Debt: What Now?," 9 Capital Markets Law Journal 103 (2014)
    Full Text | SSRN
  • "The Problematic Case of Clearinghouses in Complex Markets," 101 Georgetown Law Journal 387 (2013) (cited by Justice Thomas in the U.S. Supreme Court’s unanimous opinion in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International)
    Full Text | SSRN | HEIN


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Education

LL.M., Harvard Law School
M.A., University of Cambridge

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