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Nina Yadava


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  • Columbia University (J.D. 2008; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Finalist, Jerome Michael Jury Trials; Vis International Arbitration Moot; Journal of Law and Social Problems); Tufts University (B.A. in English 2004, cum laude, highest thesis honors)

Bar Admissions

  • New York and U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York


  • Extern to the Honorable Andrew J. Peck, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (Fall 2007)

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.

Honors & Distinctions

  • Law360 "Rising Star" (2018)

    Legal Business Awards, The Lawyer Awards, and British Legal Awards (2014) — member of the winning Litigation Team and/or Dispute Resolution Team of the Year for Jones Day's successful defense of Texas Keystone


Nina Yadava