Houman B. Shadab
Houman B. Shadab is a prolific and influential expert in financial law and regulation whose research focuses on hedge funds, derivatives, securitization, commercial transactions, and cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Professor Shadab is a Director of the Center for Business and Financial Law also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Taxation and Regulation of Financial Institutions. He often advises corporations, financial institutions, and startups on issues relating to compliance, litigation, and operations.
Professor Shadab has testified before Congress on the compensation of public company executives, reverse mortgage securitization, and on the role of hedge funds in the financial crisis at a hearing that included George Soros, John Paulson, and other leading figures from the hedge fund industry. Professor Shadab is often invited to speak at academic meetings and those for high level market practitioners and policymakers. On October 9th, 2014, he will be testifying before the Commodity Futures Trading Commission about Bitcoin derivatives.
Professor Shadab is the author of numerous academic articles published in journals such as the New York University Journal of Legislation and Public Policy and the Stanford Journal of Law, Business, and Finance. He has also written chapters in books published by Oxford University Press and Wiley Finance. Governmental authorities worldwide have cited Professor Shadab’s research, including the Delaware Court of Chancery, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Congressional Oversight Panel, and the European Parliament. He regularly shares his insights on his blog, Lawbitrage.
Professor Shadab has been quoted in numerous media publications including the New York Times, the Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal and has appeared on Bloomberg Television. He serves on the Advisory Board of the NY Business Law Journal and is also a member of the New York and California bars. Prior to entering academia, Professor Shadab practiced law with Ropes & Gray in New York City and Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles.