Apr. 24, 2023—Digital assets legal expert Yesha Yadav and senior payment policy experts Jose Fernandez da Ponte and Amy Davine Kim explore how digital asset technologies can ensure a globally competitive payments system in the U.S.
Feb. 14, 2023—Yadav was one of three financial regulation experts who testified before the full committee in the aftermath of the crypto crash on why financial safeguards are needed for digital assets.
Dec. 16, 2022—Financial regulation expert Yadav discusses the federal charges against former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, who faces an eight-count criminal indictment that includes charges of fraud and conspiracy and violating campaign finance laws in the wake of the collapse of his cryptocurrency empire, with CNN International news anchor Rosemary Church.
Dec. 15, 2022—While antitrust restrictions typically address companies who are direct competitors, "There is increasing recognition not just at the FTC but also in policy circles that vertical relationships between Big Tech companies can also be really damaging to consumers," Allensworth says. She and Charlotte Slaiman, competition policy director at Public Knowledge, discuss the potential impacts of FTC Chairman Lina Khan's actions to address anticompetitive conduct and other concerns raised by the size and influence of Google, Meta, Apple, Amazon and Microsoft.
Dec. 7, 2022—Yadav's most recent paper, "Toward a Public-Private Oversight Model for Cryptocurrency Markets," makes a case for mandating self-regulation of crypto-exchanges as a first step toward reforming both the exchanges and cryptocurrency itself. She discusses various types of cryptocurrency and why cryptocurrencies have proven challenging to regulate in this interview with podcast host Hruska, who is senior adviser for communications and strategy with the American Constitution Society.
Nov. 2, 2022—The committee includes two members of the law faculty: Yesha Yadav, Milton R. Underwood Professor of Law and Professor of Management, and Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs Tracey George (ex-officio), who is the Charles B. Cox III and Lucy D. Cox Family Professor of Law and Liberty. The committee, which also includes Owen alumni and Vanderbilt faculty from multiple disciplines, will conduct a national search to replace M. Eric Johnson, who will step down as Owen’s dean on June 30, 2023.
Oct. 31, 2022—Schoenblum's talk, titled "Directed Trusts, the Conflict of Laws and the Challenge to the Norms of Trust Law," was the keynote address at the ninth academic symposium supported by the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Foundation, held at Tulane University School of Law. He is a renowned expert in multistate and multinational estate planning and comparative wealth transfer laws.
Oct. 31, 2022—Yadav's research focuses on banking and financial regulation, securities regulation, the law of money and payment systems. She and podcast host Beckworth also discuss the future of central bank digital currency in the U.S., the recent economic crisis in the U.K., and more.
Sep. 12, 2022—Allensworth says Big Tech companies invest "a lot of money" in lobbying efforts that "push Republicans and Democrats alike to say that too aggressive antitrust law can be bad for consumers." She is a David Daniels Allen Professor of Law in Vanderbilt's Law and Business Program.
Sep. 2, 2022—The award recognizes Yadav’s article, “The Failed Regulation of U.S. Treasury Markets,” published in the Columbia Law Review in 2021. The article was recognized as one of the top 10 articles addressing corporate and securities law published in 2021 by the Corporate Practice Commentator.
Aug. 16, 2022—Winkler had served as the office's acting director since March and as its associate regional director for enforcement since 2019.
Jul. 29, 2022—Allensworth says the FTC's arguments will face tough scrutiny and may create a precedent that would make it harder to pursue future competition cases: “This is a precedential system which goes both ways—if you win or lose—and sends a signal to the market."
Jul. 25, 2022—The Law and Business Fellow will be in residence at VLS for four semesters under the mentorship of VLS corporate law faculty.
Jul. 13, 2022—Ricks joined 'TechCheck' to discuss whether there are any holes in the Twitter complaint filing against Musk and more. Ricks is an expert in financial regulation.
Jul. 11, 2022—“The worst-case scenario for the court is that it makes an order and that he doesn’t comply, and they have to figure out what to do about it,” Ricks said.
Jun. 30, 2022—The proposed rules would require firms other than mutual funds that trade more than $25B a month in Treasury bills to register with the SEC as dealers. Yadav said reporting requirements included in the proposal would allow for more transparency in an often opaque market and offer insights into flash crashes or market manipulation.
Jun. 27, 2022—Moran says suspending the federal gas tax for three months would mean "very little money" for individuals, while companies could opt to keep the price to consumers the same and pocket the tax themselves.
Jun. 14, 2022—VLS students are working for government and nonprofit legal employers in 15 states, Washington, D.C., and The Hague, Netherlands during summer 2022.
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May. 19, 2022—Ricks says that Musk’s comments about fake accounts on Twitter are "an irrelevant sideshow" in Musk's efforts to walk away from his Twitter takeover deal. "Nothing that has happened so far comes anywhere close to a material adverse effect," Ricks told The Guardian.
May. 19, 2022—J. Christopher Giancarlo, Class of 1984, former chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, has been awarded the rank of Chevalier in the French National Order of Merit by President Emmanuel Macron. Giancarlo is a Wall Street lawyer and business figure renowned in the financial world for his expertise in cryptocurrency. The award will be presented to him...
Apr. 26, 2022—Yadav’s article was published in the Columbia Law Review. Eleven articles were recognized by the Corporate Practice Commentator from among more than 400 articles for recognition as the best articles published in legal journals addressing topics in corporate and securities law.