Dania Abbasi

Associate

Overview

Dania Abbasi is an associate and litigation attorney in the Houston office of Foley & Lardner LLP. She is a member of the firm's Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Government Enforcement Defense & Investigations Practices.

Dania focuses her practice on defending clients in a broad range of complex commercial litigation matters. She also represents clients in an international trade practice concentrated on export controls such as the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”), as well as sanctions programs as enforced by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”). Dania conducts due diligence on individual transactions, performs internal investigations, and assists clients with submitting voluntary self-disclosures to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) and OFAC. Her international trade practice also focuses on representing foreign companies during national security reviews, such as the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”) review process.

Dania was previously a summer associate with Foley. While in law school, Dania was a judicial intern to the Honorable Gray H. Miller at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, as well as a student attorney at the University of Houston Law Center Civil Practice Clinic.

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center (J.D., 2019)
    • Business Development Editor, Board 19, Houston Journal of Health Law & Policy
    • Founding Officer, Houston Space Law Society
  • University of Texas at Austin (B.A., magna cum laude, 2015)
    • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & French/Francophone Studies
    • Certificate in European Studies
    • Member, Pi Delta Phi: French National Honors Fraternity

Languages

  • French
  • Urdu/Hindi (mutually intelligible Indo-European languages)

Admissions

  • Texas

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