Dania Abbasi


Dania Abbasi is a litigator leveraging practical courtroom and international investigation experience to help clients manage complex legal disputes and cross-border risks. Dania’s practice focuses on defending clients in a broad range of commercial litigation matters, as well as helping companies—in sectors including energy, aerospace and defense, manufacturing, and technology—navigate complex regulatory issues regarding international trade and national security.

Dania’s experience includes counseling clients through internal investigations and government enforcement actions involving economic sanctions (OFAC), arms controls (ITAR), and export administration and antiboycott compliance (BIS). Dania also represents clients before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). She is a member of Foley’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Government Enforcement Defense & Investigations Practices.

During law school, Dania was a judicial intern to the Honorable Gray H. Miller of 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.


  • Member, State Bar of Texas (Litigation Section)
  • Member, Houston Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association (International Section)
  • Member, South Asian Bar Association (SABA) North America


  • French
  • Urdu/Hindi (mutually intelligible Indo-European languages)
10 January 2024 Deals and Wins

Foley Represents Subsidiaries of American Electric Power Company and PNM Resources in Agreement to Sell New Mexico Solar Assets

Foley represented subsidiaries of American Electric Power and PNM Resources in the agreement to sell their renewables joint venture, New Mexico Renewable Development, LLC, to Exus North America Holdings, LLC for approximately $230 million.
29 September 2022 Renewable Energy Outlook

Tax Credits in the Inflation Reduction Act Aim to Build a More Equitable EV Market

In comparison with Texas’ rebate program, the EV tax credits in the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act demonstrate a commitment to build a more equitable EV market.
22 July 2022 The Path & The Practice

Podcast Episode 87: Special Episode-Foley attorneys talk being diverse in Big Law

This special edition of The Path & The Practice features the audio from a summer 2022 law school recruiting event featuring a candid discussion between diverse Foley attorneys.
08 April 2022 Blogs

“PowerOn!” – Women's Energy Network 2022 Conference

Foley was a Silver Power Sponsor of the WEN 2022 Conference, which was held in person in Fort Worth from April 3-5, 2022.
14 March 2022 The Path & The Practice

Podcast Episode 79: Dania Abbasi, Associate

This episode of The Path & The Practice features a conversation with Dania Abbasi. Dania is a litigation associate in in Foley’s Houston office.
24 April 2020 Blogs

Here’s What Oil and Gas Companies Need to Know As a New Round of PPP Funds Become Available

On March 27, the CARES Act was signed into law. The Act doesn’t expressly provide relief to energy companies, but many of its provisions will impact businesses operating in the oil and gas space, including the expansion of small business loans under the Paycheck Protection Program.