Yesha Yadav joins Vanderbilt’s law faculty as an assistant professor of law. She comes to Vanderbilt after working 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.
Professor Yadav’s research interests lie in the area of international financial and securities regulation, notably with respect to the evolving response of regulatory policy to innovations in financial engineering, market microstructure and globalization.
She graduated with an M.A. (Honors) (First Class) in law and modern languages from the University of Cambridge in England, and holds an LL.M. from Harvard Law School. From 2004-08, Professor Yadav practiced 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. In the academic year 2010-11, while working with the World Bank, Professor Yadav taught at Georgetown University Law Center as adjunct professor.
“I feel incredibly privileged to be joining the Vanderbilt faculty,” Professor Yadav said. “The scholarly community at Vanderbilt has exceptional depth and breadth of expertise, and provides an extremely vibrant space for scholarship, research and teaching. Given the malleability and movement in the design of international financial markets, the opportunity to benefit from this diversity of scholarly perspectives at Vanderbilt is uniquely wonderful – and one that I hope will allow for some fun, inter-disciplinary research in the time ahead. I am really looking forward to learning from and contributing fully to the life of the School and faculty.”
”Yesha brings literally a world of experience to the Law and Business program,” said Randall Thomas, who directs Vanderbilt’s Law and Business Program. “Her background with the World Bank will allow her to explore issues in a grounded way and yet also advance the theory underlying them. She is already an excellent classroom teacher and our students will truly benefit from her energy and knowledge.”