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FOLKS OF NORTHERN EXTRACTION WHO HAVE AND ARE CHANGING THE WORLD

 

Prof. Isa Odidi

[Kano]

 

 

Mal. Jelani Aliyu

[Sokoto]

 

 

Masai Ujiri

[Kaduna]

 

 

Capt Salihu Ibrahim

[Kogi]

 

 

Ms. Beatrice Hamza B

[Borno

 

 


  

The combined net productivity of just the above 5 people [without any connections in Abuja] - is more than the combined GNP / GDP of not only Nigeria but whole of Africa today... Just imagine what the

over 100 million people in the North can do... So there is hope for [Northern] Nigeria..


  

January 2017

Beatrice Hamza Bassey, E

 

Beatrice Hamza Bassey, Esq.
General Counsel 
Atlas Mara Ltd., New York, N.Y.


Raised in Nigeria, where she witnessed gender inequities, Beatrice Hamza Bassey always knew she wanted to become a lawyer. “I  wanted to make a difference and give a voice to the voiceless,” says the graduate of the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria, and Nigerian Law School, who earned a law degree at Harvard Law School. 


Hamza Bassey is general counsel at Atlas Mara Ltd., a financial services holding company focused on sub-Saharan Africa. It’s a new role for Hamza Bassey, having joined the firm just in February. She oversees and coordinates legal and compliance functions across the group, drawing on expertise and experience acquired in her compliance, ethics and complex litigation practice as a partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP. Hamza Bassey was a member of Hughes Hubbard’s Executive Committee. She chaired the firm’s Africa practice and litigated several headline-grabbing cases. Most notably, she represented the Trustee for the failed Lehman Brothers Inc., overseeing litigation involving more than $25 billion in trustee-controlled assets. READ ON>>


Beatrice Hamza Bassey is a Partner in the New York office of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP where her practice focuses on Complex litigation and Ethics and Compliance counseling. She circles the globe counseling clients on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in connection with their businesses in the US and in countries all over the world. As litigation partner, she leads teams to litigate complex and high profile multi-billion dollar claims in state and federal courts on behalf of major corporations and sovereign nations. Her extensive experience included defending clients in class actions, multidistrict claims and high-stakes litigation. 

 

She is chair of Hughes Hubbard’s Africa Practice Group, and has represented a roster of international clients doing business in Africa. In addition, she has litigated many news worthy and notable cases on behalf of probono client, including most recently, her recent work on behalf of low-income New Yorkers received wide press attention in the New York Times, Daily News, Crain’s New York and on the radio and television for the unprecedented feat of jailing a derelict landlord for failure to make court-ordered repairs. As a direct result of this case, the New York public advocated created a website dedicated to “the worst landlords in New York City.”  READ MORE>>

 

Mrs. Beatrice Hamza Bassey, member of CANAN Board of Trustees is a Partner at Hughes, Hubbard Law Firm, New York where her practice focuses on ethics and compliance counseling and complex litigation. She advises both domestic and foreign corporations on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other international anti-bribery issues, and has represented a roster of US and international corporations. She has also litigated many newsworthy and notable cases on behalf of clients in state and federal courts.

She is currently representing the Trustee for the liquidation of Lehman Brothers Inc. in a multi-billion dollar litigation to secure the bankrupt broker-dealers’ estate for the benefit of customers.

She recently successfully represented the government of the Republic of Seychelles in a high-stakes litigation in US federal court, which received extensive international press coverage. Her pro bono work on behalf of low-income New Yorkers received wide press attention in the New York Times, Daily News and Crain’s New York, as well as on the radio and television for the unprecedented feat of jailing a derelict landlord for failure to make court-ordered repairs, and obtaining a positive outcome for tenants who were on the verge of being forced out of their apartments and into the homeless shelter system. As a direct result of this case, the New York public advocate created a website dedicated to “the worst landlords in New York City.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 

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