EW Barker Centre for Law & Business



Vanderbilt Law School

Yesha 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. Before joining Vanderbilt's law faculty in 2011, Professor Yadav worked 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. Before joining the World Bank in 2009, she practiced from 2004-08 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. Professor Yadav is affiliated with the Law and Business and International Legal Studies programs and teaches Securities Regulation and International Financial Regulation. She earned an M.A. in law and modern languages with First Class honors at the University of Cambridge, after which she earned an LL.M. at Harvard Law School, where she focused on financial and capital markets regulation, payment systems and terrorist financing.