Hamada Zahawi Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
Hamada Zahawi

Hamada Zahawi

Attorney at Law

Santa Monica
California
Licensed in
CA
UC Berkeley School of Law
5.0 5
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About
Hamada graduated from Berkeley Law (served as Publishing Editor on California Law Review). He also earned a Masters in International Relations (focus on law and economics) from the University of Cambridge (2006) and a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard (2017).

Hamada's practice areas include business law, commercial contracts, legal policy analysis, project finance and energy law. He has also worked with a number of start-ups and SMEs on company formation and operations. Hamada has 2 years of legal corporate experience, 5 years of public sector advisory work, and 3+ years as a legal consultant. He lives in Santa Monica but
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11
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5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Veritas Global Advisors are a one-stop-shop powerhouse of expertise and resources. Their team was able to look at our legal matter from a variety of perspectives using their public and private sector experience, to provide effective solutions in a cost-efficient, timely, and professional manner." -- A. Dawood, Founding Partner | BHC LLP"

Reviewing Expert Opinion in Commercial Contract Breach
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"I have known Hamada since we worked together as young lawyers at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman in San Francisco. On more than a few occasions we were leanly staffed on deals and Hamada never hesitated to shoulder the extra load, certainly making my life easier. He handles pressure with poise, grasps complex concepts quickly, and manages competing priorities effectively and efficiently. And most importantly, he asks excellent questions. I have always admired not only Hamada’s passion for his work, but also his energy and commitment to leading community organizations, as well as his entrepreneurial spirit. He is an asset to any team he’s involved with and I hope to have the opportunity to work with him again down the road."

Josh Banerje - Associate General Counsel (Lending Club)
Non-UpCounsel Client

Work History

SSA Corp

Lead Social Services Attorney

Feb 2018 - Present

Represent mentally and physically impaired clients seeking disability benefits in the Office of Disability and Adjudication Review courts. Draft court memos and appeal briefs.

Feb 2018 - Present

Veritas Global Advisors LLC

Managing Partner

Sep 2017 - Present

Managing Partner of Business Advisory and Legal Advocacy firm with focus on local and international private/public clients in company formation and operations.

Sep 2017 - Present

Write Track Admissions LLC

Founder

Nov 2009 - Present

Assist applicants and professionals with materials for academic admissions and career development.

Nov 2009 - Present

US Department of Commerce

International Attorney Advisor

Feb 2012 - Aug 2016

USDOC’s Office of the General Counsel (CLDP) improves the commercial environment for doing business in transitional countries, and thereby foster greater political stability and economic opportunity for businesses worldwide. As an Attorney Advisor undertook legal and policy analysis, drafted government related legal documents, and provided legal advisory services for public/private clients.

Feb 2012 - Aug 2016

Pillsbury Winthrop

Associate

Nov 2008 - Oct 2009

Associate in the firm's Project Finance group (San Francisco)

Nov 2008 - Oct 2009

Baker McKenzie

Summer Associate

May 2005 - Aug 2007

Summer Associate for three summers in the International Commercial Transactions Group (San Francisco and London)

May 2005 - Aug 2007

King & Spalding

Summer Associate

May 2007 - Aug 2007

Summer Associate in the firm's Commercial Law Practice (Middle East Focus) in New York City.

May 2007 - Aug 2007

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