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Nina Yadava has almost 15 years 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 United States 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.


  • Spark Networks obtains chapter 15 recognition of first-ever cross-border restructuring under German StaRUGJones Day represented Spark Networks SE in the first-ever cross-border restructuring under the recently enacted German restructuring law ("StaRUG") and chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code involving over $100 million of funded debt issued by a U.S.-based credit fund and guaranteed by other German and U.S. entities.
  • Corporate trustee seeks judicial instruction on interpretation and application of waterfall payment provisions for residential mortgage-backed securitization trustsJones Day represents a major corporate trustee in a New York Article 77 proceeding in which it is seeking judicial instruction concerning the interpretation and application of certain waterfall payment provisions for dozens of residential mortgage-backed securitization trusts.
  • Financial institution seeks advice related to anticipated cessation of USD LIBORJones Day is advising a large financial institution client in evaluating and remediating issues related to the anticipated cessation of USD LIBOR in connection with a portfolio of asset-backed securities for which the client serves in various transaction roles.
  • NII Holdings obtains full dismissal of shareholder class action lawsuitJones Day won a dismissal with prejudice for NII Holdings, Inc. and its directors in a shareholder class action arising out of the $905 million sale of NII Holdings' sole asset, Nextel Brazil, and its subsequent dissolution.
  • NII Holdings sold Nextel Brazil to América Móvil for $948.5 millionJones Day advised NII Holdings, Inc. in the sale of its 70% interest in its Brazilian operations ("Nextel Brazil") to América Móvil S.A.B. de C.V. for $948.5 million on a debt-free and cash-free basis.
  • $700 million purchase of 49.9% 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% interest in Big River Steel by United States Steel Corporation, with a call option to acquire the remaining 50.1% within the next four years.
  • Flint Hills Resources sold chemical manufacturing facility to MotivaJones Day advised Flint Hills Resources, LLC, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., on the sale of its chemical manufacturing facility located in Port Arthur, Texas, to Motiva Enterprises LLC.
  • Data technology company obtains settlement with SECJones Day represented a data technology company in an SEC investigation of fraud, books and records, and internal controls.
  • 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.
  • 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.