MassPoint News and Events

Hdeel Abdelhady discussed the ratcheting up of U.S. sanctions on NPR

-April 2017-

Hdeel Abdelhady spoke to NPR about the ratcheting up of U.S. sanctions on Iran and generally. Listen to the segment and read Ms. Abdelhady’s related publications here.

Hdeel Abdelhady Spoke on Rule of Law in Outer Space

-December 2018-

MassPoint’s Principal, Hdeel Abdelhady, spoke at the Galloway Symposium on Critical Issues in Space Law, to take place on December 5 in Washington.

Hdeel Abdelhady Discussed the Michael Cohen Case on MSNBC

-May 2018-

Hdeel Abdelhady joined MSNBC’s Ari Melber on May 9 to discuss developments in the Michael Cohen case, including Michael Avenatti’s report purporting to contain details of Cohen’s transactions with Novartis, AT&T, Viktor Vekselberg and others. Click to watch the segment.

MassPoint Named "Corporate Law Firm of the Year" for the United States by Finance Monthly in 2017 Global Awards

FInance Monthly Global Awards

-November 2017-

MassPoint Legal and Strategy Advisory PLLC (“MassPoint PLLC“), a boutique Washington. D.C. law and strategy firm, was named  2017 Finance Monthly’s Global Awards “Corporate Law Firm of the Year” for the United States.

“The Finance Monthly Global Awards recognise and commend financial organisations and advisors worldwide who have performed in the highest level possible and celebrate the success, innovation and quality of firms working in, and with, the financial and legal sectors across the globe.”

MassPoint PLLC’s Founder and Principal is Hdeel Abdelhady, a Washington, D.C.-based lawyer with experience working with U.S. and foreign corporations, banks, and nonprofit organizations on corporate and finance transactions (conventional and Islamic), regulatory compliance (AML/CFT, Anti-Corruption, Sanctions), and governance and business conduct matters, often cross-border or multi-jurisdictional in scope. Ms. Abdelhady, who has been noted by clients for her “excellent” standard of work and “affinity for clients,” was in 2016 recognized by Who’s Who Legal for Corporate: M&A and Governance.

Hdeel Abdelhady to Speak on Islamic Finance at Harvard Law School

-March 2018-

MassPoint’s Founder and Principal, Hdeel Abdelhady, will speak at a program on Islamic Finance at Harvard Law School. The program, entitled “Islamic Finance: Principles and Strategies,” will take place on March 6, 2018 at the Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Program information is available via Harvard Law School.

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Hdeel Abdelhady Quoted on the NYDFS Action Against Pakistan's Habib Bank

-August 2017-

Hdeel Abdelhady discussed the New York Department of Financial Services’ (NYDFS) against Habib Bank, for alleged anti-money laundering, OFAC sanctions, and anti-terrorism financing deficiences. Her comments appeared in an article published by the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists.

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Hdeel Abdelhady to Speak on Socially Responsible Investment in Emerging Markets

-April 2017-

Hdeel Abdelhady will speak on socially responsible investment in emerging markets, particularly managing legal and other risk, at the Legal Issues in Social Entrepreneurship Conference to be held at the Grunin Center at New York University Law School.

Lawyers' Anti-Money Laundering Obligations Post-Panama Papers

-April 2017-

Hdeel Abdelhady wrote, organized, and moderated a panel on lawyers’ anti-money laundering obligations after the Panama Papers. The panelists were Judge James Robertson, Gary Sutton of the U.S. Treasury Department, the President of the Law Society of England and Wales, and …

Hdeel Abdelhady Appointed Liaison to Dubai International Financial Centre Courts

-April 2017-

Hdeel Abdelhady was appointed American Bar Association Section of International Law Liaison to the DIFC Courts. She will commence her term in August 2017.

Iran After Partial Sanctions Relief and U.S. Elections

-November 2016-

MassPoint PLLC co-sponsored a program, Iran After Partial Sanctions Relief and U.S. Elections: Legal and Practical Issues for Business. The other co-sponsors were the American Bar Association Section of International Law and Bryan Cave LLP. Hdeel Abdelhady wrote, organized, and moderated the program, which garnered over 190 RSVPs.

Hdeel Abdelhady Quoted on Election 2016's Impact on Foreign Investment in the United States

-November 2016-

Hdeel Abdelhady was quoted in Islamic Finance News, on the potential impact of the U.S. Election outcome on Islamic finance and investment in the United States. Read the full IFN article here.

Who's Who Legal Recognizes Hdeel Abdelhady for Corporate M&A and Governance

-May 2016-

Who’s Who Legal Recognizes Hdeel Abdelhady for Corporate: M&A & Governance. View the news item here.