Associate Professor of Law
Director, Center for Business and Financial Law
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Taxation and Regulation of Financial Institutions
Houman B. Shadab is an internationally recognized expert in financial law and regulation whose research focuses on hedge funds, derivatives, and securitization. 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 blogs at Lawbitrage.
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. In May of 2010, he delivered a keynote presentation on financial complexity at a forum for investors in Switzerland and joined a group of speakers that included former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and leading economists from major financial institutions. In November 2012, he spoke about the impact of regulation on the derivatives market at the 18th annual Risk USA conference in New York City.
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 Berkeley Business Law Journal. He is frequently asked to contribute to authoritative works including book chapters on hedge fund lending, credit default swaps, and short selling for books published by Oxford University Press, Elsevier, 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, the U.K. House of Lords, the European Parliament, and the Central Bank of Ireland's Director of Markets Supervision.
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 an affiliated Scholar with George Washington University's Regulatory Studies Center. Professor Shadab 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.
University of California at Berkeley, B.A. 1998 with high honors
University of Southern California School of Law, J.D. 2002 (Law Review, Executive Editor)