Houman B. Shadab

Professor of Law
Co-Director, Center for Business and Financial Law
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Taxation and Regulation of Financial Institutions

Houman B. Shadab

Houman B. Shadab a prolific and influential expert in financial law and regulation whose research focuses on hedge funds, derivatives, securitization, commercial transactions, and Bitcoin. Professor Shadab is a Director of the Center for Business and Financial Law and teaches classes on contracts, corporations, startups and venture capital, commercial law, and financial regulation. He also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Taxation and Regulation of Financial Institutions and provides advising and consultation to corporations, financial institutions, and startups.

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.

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 timely insights on his blog, Lawbitrage.

Professor Shadab has been quoted in numerous media publications including the New York Times, the Financial Times, and the Washington Post, 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 and previously practiced law with Ropes & Gray in New York City and Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles.

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