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Hossameldin Omar Abdelkarim


Immigration Law and Business Lawyer
H.Karim & Associates
Washington, DC
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Attorney Biography

Mr. Hossameldin Abdelkarim, founder of H. Karim & Associates, has a diverse range of legal exposure. He is licensed to practice in the State of New York and the District of Columbia as well as in Egypt.

Before he moved from Egypt to work in the USA, Mr. Abdelkarim’s practice focuses on banking and finance, although his experience also extends to the fields of securities’ market regulations, mergers and acquisitions, private equities and securities litigation. He developed this expertise through his time as General Legal Counsel for HSBC Bank Egypt and as Legal Consultant to the Chairman of the Egyptian Regulator of the Capital Market (Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority) In addition, while serving at the National Bank of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, he obtained considerable regional experience pertinent to these areas.

With HSBC, Mr. Abdelkarim was responsible for the Litigation Department, Retail Banking and Wealth Management Department as well as the Commercial and Global Banking Department. In addition, the Legal Function had oversight over the Securities Brokerage arm of the Bank which is a wholly owned subsidiary. Supervising 14 lawyers, I was responsible for reviewing the litigation docket of the Bank and deciding customers' cases to be settled and cases to be litigated. My duties also included close monitoring of the Human Resources Function whereby I had direct involvement in internal labor controversies, investigations and cases. I served as the special Legal Advisor for the Bank's Mutual Fund and was responsible for its governance and regulatory aspects. I was a member of the Bank's Executive Committee, Risk Management Forums and the Board of Directors Risk Committee and the Audit Committee locally in Egypt. On the MENA level, I was member of the Legal Risk Committee and the Regional Legal Executive Committee.

The extensive experience Mr. Hossameldin possesses is built on a dedication to education and a strong academic foundation. He was especially prodigious in his early educational years, obtaining two BAs from Cairo University: one in Economics and Political Science and the other in Law, in 1992 and 1997 respectively.

In May 2002, he graduated from Georgetown University Law Center, where he studied US Securities and Financial Regulations.

He is a holder of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board & The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of The United Stated Department of State Award Date: 2002

His last stop before moving to the private practice in the USA was at the world-wide bank chain, HSBC, put him in the position to head their legal department from April 2014 to December 2017. His responsibilities there included providing legal advice on banking issues related to Egyptian law and participating in local/regional committees and business management meetings (i.e. the Executive Committee, Risk Management Committee, Board Audit Committee, Board Risk Committee, Regional Legal Risk Committee, Regional Legal Executive Committee, Money Market Fund Supervisory Committee).

Mr. Abdelkarim is listed on FINRA Roster of Non-public Arbitrators since December 2018.

Arbitration TrainingsFINRA Trainings:Understanding the Prehearing StageNew Online Civility TrainingDuty to Disclose online mini-courseDiscovery TrainingSuspicious Activities and Anti-Money LaunderingMotion to Dismiss TrainingExplained Decision TrainingNew Chairperson TrainingOnline Basic Panel TrainingExpungementOther:Arbitration Training at the International Court of Commercial Arbitration -ICC Paris.Board Directorship:He is currently an Independent Board Member on the Board of Directors of the Industrial Engineering Company for Construction and Development (ICON), which is a publicly listed company on the Egyptian Stock Exchange.


Practice Areas

 
Immigration Law (60%)
 
Business Law (25%)
 
Administrative Law (10%)
 
Social Security Disability Law (5%)

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Résumé - Hossameldin Omar Abdelkarim

Bar Licenses

Washington State Bar
Washington
Member in Good Standing
2019

New York State Bar
New York
Member in Good Standing
2014

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Work Experience

H. Karim & Associates
Founder
20172020

HSBC - Egypt
Head of Legal Department
20142017

Sarie-Eldin & Partners
Partner
20092014

Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority
Legal Consultant
20062007

National Bank of Abu Dhabi in the UAE
Senior Legal Officer
20042006

Shalakany Law Office
Associate
19972004

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Education

Georgetown University Law Center
Georgetown University Law Center
US Securities and Financial Regulations
2002

J.William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board & The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of The United Stated Department of State Award
Scholarship
2002

Cairo University - Egypt
BA in Law
1997

Cairo University
BA in Economics and Political Science
1992

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Associations

Member
Washington, D.C. Bar
2019

Member
New York State Bar
2016

Awards & Honors

J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board & The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of The United Stated Department of State Award.
Fulbright Foreign Student Program

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Hossameldin Omar Abdelkarim
H.Karim & Associates
1707 N St. NW Washington DC 20036
Washington, DC 20036
www.hkarimassociates.com
Office: +1-202-996-2299

Secondary Address:
1325 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10019 Office NO. 2848
NY, NY 10019
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