Hagir H. Elawad, Former Head of Legislative Affairs at UAE Embassy, Joins Akin Gump

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WASHINGTON, DC—Akin Gump announced today that Hagir H. Elawad, who served for a decade as legislative affairs director for the United Arab Emirates Embassy in the United States, has joined the firm as a senior policy advisor in its international trade practice. Most recently, Ms. Elawad served as the founder and principal of boutique government affairs consulting firm UAE Strategies.

“Having worked closely with the Akin Gump team for many years, the opportunity to join the firm and put my legislative and policy skills to work on behalf of Akin Gump’s clients is a high honor. I know first-hand that Akin Gump stands out as a firm that is situated perfectly at the nexus of law and policy, particularly as it pertains to matters in the Middle East,” added Ms. Elawad.

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