Professor of Law
Yuliya Guseva
Rutgers Law School
426
S.I. Newhouse Center for Law and Justice
123 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102
973-353-2583

Professor Yuliya Guseva is the Director of the Fintech and Blockchain Research Program. Her research and teaching interests are capital markets, securities law, law and economics, financial regulation, fintech, regulation of cryptoassetts, and international business law.

  • Biography
  • Publications
  • Courses Taught
  • Expertise
Biography

Professor Guseva serves as the Director of the Fintech and Blockchain Research Program of the Center for Corporate Law and Governance. She is engaged in extensive academic and policy research on financial regulation, securities law, international law, capital markets, and digital innovation. 

Professor Guseva’s scholarship includes articles and essays published or forthcoming in the George Washington Law ReviewBoston College Law ReviewYale Journal on Regulation Bulletin, Journal of Corporation LawSouthern California Law Review PostscriptMaryland Law ReviewStanford Journal of Blockchain Law & Policy (peer-reviewed), Law and Contemporary Problems (peer-reviewed)Columbia Business Law ReviewCardozo Law Review, and other journals. Her articles have been selected for republication in the Securities Law Review.

Professor Guseva joined Professor Carol Goforth in coauthoring the second edition of Regulation of Cryptoassets, a textbook that was published by West Academic in May 2022. Guseva's work has been selected for presentation at the annual meetings of the American Law and Economics Association, the European Association of Law and Economics, the DC Fintech Week, and other prestigious venues. Her recent article was featured as one of the winning papers at the DC Fintech Week. Yuliya Guseva is a frequent speaker at conferences and symposia. She often provides commentary on fintech and crypto and has been quoted in many leading publications, including the Financial Times, Reuters, Fortune Magazine, Bloomberg, The Block, CoinTelegraph, and others.

Professor Guseva served as Vice Dean of Rutgers Law School (Newark) during the Law School's transition from a co-deanship structure to a united governance model. At Rutgers and other schools, Guseva has taught a broad range of courses, including Securities and Capital Market Regulation, Financial Regulation, Regulation of Cryptoassets, Corporate Finance, Commercial Law, Transactions, Transactional Competition, Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis, and International Business Transactions. In the fall of 2015, Guseva was a Visiting Scholar at Cornell Law School. Guseva has replicated Cornell’s Transactional Lawyering Competition at Rutgers Law. In the spring of 2021, Professor Guseva joined the Department of Legal Studies of the Central European University in Vienna, Austria, as a Visiting Professor. 

Prior to her appointment at Rutgers, Professor Guseva was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Fordham Law School, where she taught Commercial Law and International Business Transactions, postdoctoral research fellow in the Program in the Law and Economics of Capital Markets at Columbia Law School, and Kauffman Legal Research Fellow at Columbia Law School. Professor Guseva holds an S.J.D. from Central European University (summa cum laude) and an LL.M. from Columbia University, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.

 

Publications

Articles, Essays, and Book Chapters

"Decentralized Markets and Decentralized Regulation," 92 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2024).

Avoiding Digital-Asset Reforms Through Market Analysis: NFTs and Economics,” __Yale Journal on Regulation Bulletin__ (forthcoming 2024).

"On the Coexistence of Stablecoins and Central Bank Digital Currencies," (with Sangita Gazi & Douglas Eakeley) __ Law & Contemporary Problems ___ (forthcoming 2024).

"Regulatory Fragmentation: Investor Reaction to SEC and CFTC Enforcement in Crypto Markets" (with Irena Hutton), 64 BC Law Rev. 1555 (2023) (selected for republication in the 2024 Securities Law Review; a winning paper at the 2022 DC Fintech Week; competitively selected for presentation at the Annual Conference of the European Association of Law and Economics and the AALS Annual Meeting).

"The Economic Reality of NFT Securities," in Cambridge Handbook on Law and Policy on NFTs (Nizan Geslevich Packin ed., Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2024).

When the Means Undermine the End: The Leviathan of Securities Law and Enforcement in Digital-Asset Markets,” 5 The Stanford Journal of Blockchain Law & Policy 1 (2022) (peer-reviewed) (selected for presentation at the 2022 AALS, the European Association of Law and Economics, and the 2020 DC Fintech Week).

"The SEC, Digital Assets, and Game Theory," 46 J. of Corp. Law 629 (2021) (reprinted in the 2022 Securities Law Review, competitively selected for presentation at the European Association of Law and Economics).

Crypto-Enforcement Around the World” (with Douglas Eakeley), 94 South. Calif. Law Rev. Postscript 99 (2021).

"A Conceptual Framework for Digital-Asset Securities: Tokens and Coins as Debt and Equity," 80 Md. Law Rev. 166 (2020).

Russian Capital Markets and Shareholder Litigation: Quo Vadis?” in Global Securities Litigation and Enforcement (Pierre-Henri Conac & Martin Gelter eds., Cambridge University Press 2019) (competitively selected for presentation at the Eleventh Annual Comparative Law Work-in-Progress Workshop).

“The SEC and Foreign Private Issuers: A Path to Optimal Public Enforcement,” 59 B.C. Law Rev. 2055 (2018) (reprinted in the 2019 Securities Law Review; competitively selected for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Law and Economics Association, the AALS Annual Meeting Sessions “Emerging Voices in Securities Regulation” and “Crossing Borders,” and the European Association of Law and Economics).

"Extraterritoriality of Securities Law Redux: Private Litigation Five Years After Morrison v. National Australia Bank," 2017 Colum. Bus. Law Rev. 199.

"Destructive Collectivism: Dodd-Frank Coordination and Clearinghouses," 37 Cardozo Law Rev. 1693 (2016).

“KGB’s Legacy: Transplanting Efficient Financial Infrastructure without Efficiency,” 36 U. Pa. J. Int'l L. 525 (2015) (selected for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the European Association of Law and Economics).

 “Cross-Listings and the New World of International Capital: Another Look at the Efficiency and Extraterritoriality of Securities Law,” 44 Geo. J. Int'l L. 411 (2013) (excerpted in J. Robert Brown, Jr., & Lisa L. Casey, Corporate Governance: Cases and Materials (2016)).    

 

Blogposts

"How Investors React to SEC and CFTC Enforcement in Digital Asset Markets" (with Irena Hutton), Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog, November 17, 2023 (featuring Regulatory Fragmentation: Investor Reaction to SEC and CFTC Enforcement in Crypto Markets)

"When the Means Undermine the Ends: The Leviathan of Securities Law and Enforcement in Digital-Asset Markets," Oxford Business Law Blog, October 21, 2021 (solicited contribution)

"The SEC, Digital Assets, and Game Theory," Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog, August 27, 2021

Securities Regulation in Cryptoasset Markets: A Cost-Benefit Analysis,” Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog,  January 4, 2021, (solicited contribution featuring The Leviathan of Securities Regulation in Crypto).

Crypto-Enforcement Around the World,” Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog, November 24, 2020.

“The SEC and Foreign Corporations: A Path to Optimal Public Enforcement,” The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation,  September 30, 2018.

Securities Litigation Against Foreign Private Issuers,” Oxford Business Law Blog, September 21, 2018 (the post is based on Extraterritoriality of Securities Law Redux: Private Litigation Five Years After Morrison v. National Australia Bank, 2017 Colum. Bus. L. Rev. 199, and The SEC and Foreign Corporations: A Path to Optimal Public Enforcement, 59 B.C. Law Rev. 2055 (2018)).

"Destructive Collectivism: Dodd-Frank Coordination and Clearinghouses," The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, January 31, 2018

 

Courses Taught
  • FINANCIAL REG&INNOV
  • Financial Regulation & Innovation
  • REG OF CRYPTOASSETS
  • Securities & Market Reg.
  • SECURITIES & MKT REG
  • SECURITIES LAW
Expertise
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Comparative Law
  • Digital Platforms
  • Corporations
  • Economics (Law &)
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Finance
  • Securities Litigation
  • Securities Regulation