- Professorial Lecturer in Law
- 2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
- [email protected]
Hdeel Abdelhady teaches two courses at GW Law: Regulation of Foreign Access to U.S. Technology and Transactional Islamic Law.
In private practice, Ms. Abdelhady works at the intersection of law, business, and policy. She is Principal of MassPoint Legal and Strategy Advisory PLLC and handles transactional, regulatory, and governance and ethics matters on behalf of U.S. and foreign companies, banks, and sovereign-affiliated entities and nonprofit organizations. Ms. Abdelhady's experience includes finance and investment transactions; international trade matters; sanctions, anti-money laundering, and anti-corruption compliance; and, governance and business ethics.
Prior to starting her own practice, Ms. Abdelhady practiced law in Washington, D.C., with two of the largest international law firms, handling matters in and involving Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. She also practiced for a few years in the Dubai office of her former firm.
Previously, Ms. Abdelhady taught American legal skills courses for international LLM candidates, as part of the law school's Fundamentals of U.S. Law curriculum. Ms. Abdelhady is particularly interested in the multi-disciplinary dimensions of modern law, regulation, and law practice, and infuses her courses with cross-disciplinary and comparative elements.
BA, University of Pittsburgh; JD, George Washington University
- Global Magnitsky: The Swiss Army Knife of Sanctions, Law360, August 2018
- US Law as Trade War Weapon, Law360, May 2018
- The Curious Case of Trump Attorney’s Suspicious Activity Report, Law360, April 2018
- ISIS’ Islamic Stagecraft, Ahram Weekly, October 2017
- From Anti-Money Laundering to Immigration Enforcement: Time to Reassess the Law Enforcement Role of Banks, Credit Unions and Other Financial Intermediaries, MassPoint PLLC, September 2017.
- Proposals to Curb Foreign Investment in the United States Gaining Steam After the U.S. Election, MassPoint PLLC, November 2016.
- Do U.S. Banking Regulators Like the NYDFS Have Authority to Enforce OFAC Sanctions?, MassPoint PLLC, July 2016.
- A Great BRIC Wall? Emerging Trade and Finance Channels Led by Non-Western Nations Could Curtail the Global Reach of U.S. Law, June 2015.
- Cross-Compliance for Financial Institutions: The Anti-Corruption-AML Nexus, Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, September 2014.
- Consumer-oriented insolvency risk allocation in Islamic retail profit sharing investment accounts, Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, April 2014.
- Specialized Insolvency Regimes for Islamic Banks: Regulatory Prerogative and Process Design, World Bank Legal Review, November 2013
- Islamic Finance as a Mechanism for Bolstering Food Security in the Middle East: Food Security Waqf, Sustainable Development Law & Policy Journal, January 2013.