PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
“Material Adverse Change (MAC) Clauses in M&A Transactions,” (co-authors) Boutros, Tricia Steele and Zhang, Star Wenjie, The China Dealmaker, May (2010),
“Innovation and New Opportunities: Sukuk in the West,” Chapter 28 in Islamic Wealth Management: A Catalyst for Global Change and Innovation, Euromoney Books (2009)
“Racial Discrimination: The Record of South Africa”, HRDC, United Nations Economic and Social Council (2001)
"Big Law and The Wizard of Oz: Who's Behind the Curtain of Your Big Firm (and the Bill)?" published in Lawyer.com, February (2017)
The firm's lawyers regularly participate in Islamic finance workshops and conferences, served on speaker panels at the Islamic Finance World Conferences in Canada and London and have authored articles and books on topical issues in Islamic finance. Our founder, Tricia Steele, has published work in scholarly and trade publications concerning various aspects of Sharia-complaint investment strategies and its application in western economies.
Our attorneys have also spoken at law schools and conferences regarding various aspects of law firm economics and career development at Duke University School of Law, The Center for the Study of the Legal Profession at Georgetown Law School, University of Chicago Business School and Harvard Law School, a topic which remains a passion of the firm at large.
AWARDS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Our Founder served as a member of the legal team of the Chinese office of her US based law firm, which grossed the highest transactional M&A volume in China in 2010, including the largest investments by a Chinese company directly into U.S. energy.
Our Founder was an Inaugural Board Member of the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC), tasked with consulting and drafting the first set of regulations governing the Dubai International Financial Exchange (DIFX) or currently, the NASDAQ Dubai.
Awarded 2007 Most Innovative Islamic Finance Deal of the Year ranked by Euromoney.
Awarded Best USA Deal of the Year by Islamic Finance News (2006-2007).
Member of the State Bar of Texas Pro Bono Honor Roll.
Founding firm and sponsor of the Women's Truth & Justice Foundation, a non-profit corporation servicing underrepresented female defendants in high -consent custody and domestic relations litigation proceedings into the District of Columbia and surrounding areas.
Participated with teams of attorneys offering pro bono services to travel overseas intervention trips on behalf of oppressed populations, including Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad, India. Volunteered as part of a United States attorneys program to train attorneys in Chiang Mai, Thailand in in various areas of trial advocacy. Such efforts have been featured in various publications such as Texas Bar Journal and Duke Magazine.