Tyler Yagman is a resident of the firm's New York office* where he prosecutes securities fraud, corporate governance, and shareholder rights litigation on behalf of the firm's institutional investor clients. He is a member of the firm’s case development and client advisory group, in which he, as part of a team of attorneys, financial analysts, and investigators, counsels public pension funds and other institutional investors on potential legal claims.
Prior to joining the firm, Tyler was a law clerk at another plaintiffs firm where he focused on plaintiff-side antitrust, securities, consumer protection, and data privacy litigation. Prior to attending law school, he worked in capital markets trading high yield instruments on the institutional side and high grade debt on the retail side.
Tyler is uniquely positioned as one of the few early blockchain technology trailblazers, starting a blockchain mining and advising group in 2012. He has stayed active in the blockchain space since. Most recently, Tyler was appointed and currently serves as Co-Chair of the Blockchain Law Subcommittee and is a member of the Technology, Cyber and Privacy Law Committee for the New York City Bar Association. He has spoken on panels on various topics surrounding blockchain technology, most recently at the New York City Bar Association and the New York Inn of Court. While in law school, Tyler co-authored two commentary publications to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on proposed rule changes to the accredited investor definition and on investor protection mechanisms related to the facilitation of blockchain assets at registered broker-dealers. Recently, his work was cited in the final SEC rule redefining the accredited investor definition.
While in law school, Tyler was a volunteer at Hofstra's Pro Se Legal Assistance Program Clinic at the Islip Eastern District Federal Courthouse and a research assistant at the Hofstra University Research Lab for Law, Logic & Technology, where he used artificial intelligence to help veterans navigate their benefit appeals process. He was a member of multiple organizations in law school such as the Black Law Students Association, Hillel JD, and the New York City Bar Association.
Tyler received his J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law and his B.A. in economics from the University of Miami.
*Not yet admitted to practice in New York.