Houman B. Shadab

Prof. Houman B. Shadab

Associate Professor of Law, New York Law School

Houman B. Shadab is an internationally recognized expert in financial law and regulation whose research focuses on hedge funds and credit derivatives. Professor Shadab is an Associate Director of the Center on Financial Services Law and teaches Contracts, Corporations, and a seminar on financial regulatory policy. He also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Taxation and Regulation of Financial Institutions. His blog is Lawbitrage.

Professor Shadab has testified before Congress on the compensation of public company executives and also 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. He will be speaking in October 2011 on Dodd-Frank and regulatory arbitrage at the 17th annual Risk USA conference in New York City.

Professor Shadab is the author of several 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 and is currently writing or recently published book chapters on hedge fund lending, credit default swaps, and short selling for books to be 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 U.S. Congressional Oversight Panel, the U.K. House of Lords, the European Parliament, the Reserve Bank of India, and the Secretary General of Japan's Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission.

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 the U.K.-based Hedge Fund Society, 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)


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