My experience of immigrating from Afghanistan to the U.S. has given me a great level of resilience and determination. When faced with any challenge, I am the first to bring creative solutions to the table. As a lawyer, I draw on these strengths to bring my clients what they need.
Ms. Abdul focuses her practice in the areas of corporate, healthcare and real estate law. Her representation of clients encompasses small businesses, entrepreneurs and startups, hospitals and healthcare entities, pharmaceutical companies, pharmacies, universities, and other educational institutions. Her experience includes the drafting and negotiation of contracts and agreements, corporate and general business counseling, merger & acquisition transactions, employment and healthcare litigation, and legal, privacy and security compliance matters.
Ms. Abdul counsels clients on a broad range of transactions and corporate compliance issues, including those related to employment contracts, commercial leases, asset purchase agreements, non-compete agreements, and other legal contracts and corporate documents.
Specific to the healthcare industry, she assists with the formation of managed service organizations (MSOs) and provides guidance related to compliance with fraud, waste and abuse laws and regulations, including the New Jersey Corporate Practice of Medicine Doctrine, third-party payer regulations, the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law, and HIPAA, as well as rules and regulations for healthcare entities related to COVID-19. Her work has also included the reviewing and structuring of business plans and corporate documents to ensure compliance with pharmacy regulations in states including New Jersey, New York and California.
In the areas of employment, labor and healthcare litigation, Ms. Abdul has experience related to claims under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD). She has assisted employers in addressing requirements under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). During the pandemic, she has advised clients on Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), HIPAA and other related statutes.
Honors & Awards
- While attending law school, Ms. Abdul was honored as a Center for Social Justice Scholar
- Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County, Civil Trial Mediator (2018-2019)
More Activities & Experience
- Ms. Abdul is a native speaker of Pashto, has professional proficiency in Farsi and Dari, and has spoken proficiency in Urdu and Hindi
- Seton Hall University School of Law Impact Litigation and Practice Clinic Student Attorney (2017-2018)
- Seton Hall Conflict Management Program Participant (2017-2018) and Appellate Advocacy Board Member
- U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey, Civil Rights Unit Law Clerk Intern (2016-2017)
- Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program, Virginia Commonwealth University Global Education Office; Administrative Director (2014-2015); Program Mentor (2010-2011)
- Northwest/Southeast Halifax High School Teacher (Teach for America), Halifax, NC (2013-2015)
- Local Incentive Support Corporation Financial Opportunity Center, Richmond VA; Program Coordinator and Financial Coach (2013)
- U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.; Program Coordinator and Consultant for Relief International (2011)
Publications & Alerts
- Co-Author, FTC’s Final Rule Expands the Safeguards Rule for Financial Institutions to Address Cybersecurity Risks and the Privacy of Consumer DataGreenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP Client Alert, November 17, 2021
- Author, EEOC Expands Guidance for Employers on Religious Objections to Workplace Vaccination RequirementsGreenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP Client Alert, November 1, 2021
- Co-Author, Federal Court Ruling in Rutgers Vaccine Mandate Challenge Is Likely the Tip of the IcebergGreenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP Client Alert, October 14, 2021
- Co-Author, HHS Clarifies That Inquiries About COVID-19 Vaccination Status Are Not a Violation of Privacy Rights Under HIPAAGreenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP Client Alert, October 7, 2021
Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., 2018
Virginia Commonwealth University, B.S., B.A., 2011
- New Jersey, 2019
- U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 2020
- Former law clerk to The Honorable Robert H. Gardner, Superior Court of New Jersey (2018-2019)