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Jim Yellen has been an adjunct professor of law since 1989. He is co-chair of the Securities Law Committee of the Commercial Federal Practice of the New York State Bar Association. As such, he has chaired and spoken at many securities arbitration conferences. Every year and a half, he co-chairs the State Bar Securities Arbitration Seminar, considered to be one of the leading seminars of the field.

He has also spoken on panels at PIABA, the Federal Bar Association and various private seminars.

A sample of past securities seminars where Jim was Co-chair:

  • Securities Arbitration 2018: Evolution –- Thirty Years of Securities Arbitration Since Shearson v. McMahon
  • Securities Arbitration 2017: Telling Your Story
  • Securities Arbitration 2015: Representing Clients in Securities Arbitrations
  • NYSBA 2017 Securities Arbitration Seminar – “Telling Your Story”


  • NYSBA Securities Law Committee
  • Securities and Tax Law Forum
  • New York City Bar Association (panel member)


  • Board of Editors, Securities Arbitration Commentator
  • Editorial Advisory Board & Finance
  • Fordham International Law Journal Alumni Association (Vice President and Board of Directors Member; Past and Present)
  • CLE Instructor Securities Law Courses at Fordham Law School

Member of:

  • NYSE, FINRA and NFA Industry Arbitrator
  • Securities Industry Association
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association


  • Pro Bono Committee, Sidley Austin (Formally Brown & Wood)

Securities Mediation

Having founded YAMS, Yellen Arbitration and Mediation Services, in 2006, Jim Yellen has completed over one thousand security and employment mediations. He is an evaluative mediator. At the end of the day, you will know where you stand. Jim Yellen has a 90 percent settlement rate.

Employment Mediation

In employment matters, Jim Yellen has represented both account executives and management. As a mediator, he has a finely-honed sensitivity to the issues debated in wrongful discharge, discrimination, retaliatory actions, promissory note claims and wage and hour cases.

Commercial Litigation

Jim Yellen’s experience with Commercial Litigation includes partnership disputes, attorneys’ fees dispute, business interruption and coverage disputes, insurance and coverage disputes.