NinaYadava

Partner

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Nina Yadava has more than a decade of experience defending public companies and their officers and directors in shareholder litigation. She also has extensive experience representing companies, including major financial institutions, in complex contractual disputes primarily related to structured products and business combinations.

Nina was named one of the top six securities litigators in the country under 40 years old by Law360 in 2018. Her recent representations include defending federal securities class actions lawsuits for Harman International Industries, comScore, and officers of Rio Tinto. In addition, she has represented major banks in federal and state court litigation in New York related to financial products including collateralized debt obligations, credit default swaps, and residential mortgage-backed securities. Nina was resident in London from 2011 to 2012 and was part of the team that successfully defended Texas Keystone in a $1.6+ billion oil and gas dispute in the English Commercial Court related to a New York law contract for which Jones Day garnered such accolades as Litigation Team of the Year at the British Legal Awards, The Lawyer Awards, and the Legal Business Awards.

Nina maintains an active pro bono practice and recently secured protected status in the U.S. for a young Honduran woman after a multi-day trial. She is also a member of the board of directors of Summer Search NYC, a national youth development nonprofit, the New York City Bar Association, and the South Asian Bar Association of New York. Nina serves as the Hiring Partner for the Firm's New York Office.

Experience

  • $700 million purchase of 49.9 percent interest in Big River Steel by United States Steel CorporationJones Day advised KM BRS, LLC (a subsidiary of Koch Minerals, LLC), a preferred equity holder of Big River Steel, in the $700 million purchase of a 49.9 percent interest in Big River Steel by United States Steel Corporation, with a call option to acquire the remaining 50.1 percent within the next four years.
  • Pharmaceutical company defends putative securities fraud class actionJones Day represents a pharmaceutical company, along with current and former officers, in a putative securities fraud class action arising from announcements the company made related to three different drugs in development or on the market, which the plaintiff claims together caused the company's stock to drop 40 percent.
  • NII Holdings to sell Nextel Brazil to América Móvil for $905 millionJones Day is advising NII Holdings, Inc. in the sale of its 70 percent interest in its Brazilian operations ("Nextel Brazil") to América Móvil S.A.B. de C.V. for $905 million on a debt-free and cash-free basis.
  • Safran completes €8.7 billion agreed tender offer targeting Zodiac Aerospace's shares creating global leader in aircraft equipmentJones Day represented Safran in connection with its €8.7 billion agreed tender offer targeting Zodiac Aerospace's shares to create a global leader in aircraft equipment.
  • comScore achieves successful settlement agreement with Starboard Value LPJones Day advised comScore, Inc. in its successful settlement agreement with activist shareholder Starboard Value LP.
  • Harman International Industries defends securities class actionJones Day represents Harman International Industries, Incorporated and certain of its officers and directors in a securities fraud class action lawsuit pending in the District of Columbia.
  • Goode Partners invests in Silver DinerJones Day advised Goode Partners LLC in connection with its investment in Silver Diner, Inc., operator of the successful Silver Diner, Silver Diner Airport, and Silver restaurants that bring an innovative menu to the classic American diner.
  • Parakou Tankers defends putative shareholder class action and derivative actionJones Day is representing Parakou Tankers Inc. in a putative shareholder class action and derivative action pending in Florida state court arising out of a proposed merger between a special purpose acquisition company called Cambridge Capital Acquisition Corporation and Parakou.
  • Texas Keystone prevails against claim brought by Excalibur VenturesJones Day successfully defended Texas Keystone Inc., a U.S. oil and gas company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, against Excalibur Ventures' $1.6 billion claim for an interest in various petroleum fields in Iraqi Kurdistan.
  • DDR obtains affirmation on appeal of dismissal of fiduciary duty claimOn May 17, 2011, the New York Appellate Division, First Department, unanimously affirmed the dismissal of a fiduciary duty claim against Jones Day client Developers Diversified Realty Corporation ("DDR").
  • Lehman Holdings defends actions brought by Barclays for alleged failure to pay placement feesJones Day represented Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and certain Real Estate Funds, which were all at one time owned by Lehman (collectively, "Lehman") in two actions brought by Barclays alleging that Lehman failed to pay more than $30 million dollars in placement fees to the "Private Investment Management" group, a former division of Lehman that was purchased by Barclays.
  • DDR successfully prevents being terminated as the manager of Coventry Real Estate Fund II propertiesJones Day presented testimony, conducted cross-examination, and argued successfully a TRO motion on behalf of client Developers Diversified Realty Corporation, which stopped a purported "for cause" termination of DDR as manager of over 50 properties.
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