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Senior Vice President & General Counsel

Anthony Abdelahad, Esq.

Anthony Abdelahad joined the Ventry team in March of 2006. Anthony directs Ventry’s legislative outreach efforts and acts as in-house legal counsel, advising our clients on compliance with state and local regulations. In November of 2022, Anthony was named by his peers as one of the Top 100 Lobbyists in the Nation by the National Institute for Lobbying and Ethics. This award was given in recognition of his success in helping his clients secure tens of millions of dollars in government funding, passing groundbreaking legislation on topics ranging from vocational education to insurance industry modernization, and advancing critical policy work across the transportation, health care, and energy sectors.
Prior to joining Ventry, Anthony worked in the Suffolk County court system and clerked at the Law Offices of Kelly & Watson, Hadlock Law Offices, and for the Hon. Edward C. Clifton of the Providence Superior Court. Anthony has also worked on many local, statewide, and national political campaigns, including work for Congressman Michael Capuano and the Campaign for Change’s presidential election voter protection legal team in New Hampshire.
Anthony graduated cum laude and with distinction in the International Law Concentration from Suffolk University Law School and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar. He graduated magna cum laude from Providence College with a BA in Political Science.
Anthony lives in South Boston. He served as an appointed member of the Boston Planning and Development Agency’s South Boston Dorchester Avenue Planning Initiative Advisory Group. He was a founding member of the Crayons to Cradles Emerging Leaders Council and served on the Friends Council of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston.