Carole Basri

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Carole Basri "is a graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University and NYU School of Law, where she was a member of its National Moot Court Team. She was an assistant counsel on the Senate Antitrust and Monopoly Subcommittee, and was an attorney at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). She was in house counsel at the advertising agency of NW Ayer, Inc. She left to become an associate at Baker & McKenzie and later at Hall, Dickler, Lawler, Kent and Friedman. Ms. Basri was in house counsel at Maidenform, Inc. She was a consultant to the Perrier Group, Inc. and from 1994 to 2002, she has been a consultant to Deloitte & Touche LLP. In addition, she continues her role as Executive Director of the Greater NY Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel of America (ACC), which received the 2002 Chapter of the Year Award. From 1999 to March 2001, she was General Counsel to China On Line, Inc. She has been an Adjunct Professor of Corporate Law at Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School and Director of the Corporate Lawyering Conference of the NYU School of Law where she originated the Corporate Lawyering course.

"Presently, she is an Adjunct Professor of Corporate Law and the Grant Irey Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. Also she is a co-chair of the Practicing Law Institute's (PLI) Conferences on corporate compliance and on Advanced Corporate Compliance; co-chair of the Corporate Counsel Committee of the International Law and Practice Section of the New York Bar Association; a Director of the International Advertising Association for the U.S. Chapter; a member of the PLI Corporate General Counsel Advisory Committee; co-chair of the Mideast Committee of the International Law and Practice Section of the ABA; and an emeritus member of the Professional Ethics Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. She is co-author of Corporate Legal Departments (3rd edition) published by the PLI and currently she is working on a new treatise on International Corporate Practice due out in June 2006 for PLI. She is the Corporate Law Columnist for the New York Law Journal. She received the 2001 Lexis Nexis/ Corporate Legal Times Leadership Award. She created and organized the Corporate Lawyering accreditation program on May 12, 1999 at the Plaza, June 2,3 & 4th 1999 at the Penn Club, June 12, 2000 at the Plaza and September 10, 2001 at the Penn Club in cooperation with the U.S. Commerce Department, New York State Bar Association and the Association of Corporate Counsel of America (ACCA).

"Recently, she was a member of the US State Department's Future of Iraq Project. From July 2003 until July 2004, she was a member for the Coalition Provisional Authority working with the Iraqi Reconstruction Development Council (IRDC) for Ambassador Bremer in Baghdad. She worked extensively on doing business and anti-corruption and transparency issues in Iraq. She helped draft legislation on these issues and met with all of the Ministries in Iraq. She created the "Doing Business Conference in Iraq" at the Union League in New York on Dec. 9, 2003 and as recently as September 2004, she led a conference in Baghdad on transparency and anti-corruption in Iraq and worked as an advisor on these issues with the Iraqi Ministry of Health.

"In March 2005, Ms. Basri Spoke at Cairo University School of Law on Anti-Corruption to a conference for Chief Judges and Appellate Judges from Afghanistan, Iraq Palestine and Egypt on Anti-corruption Protocols. Similary, in April 2005, she spoke on Anti-corruption strategies at the Dead Sea in Jordan at a conference for 150 Iraqi women leaders sponsored by the Defense of Democracy and the U.S. State Department.

"Ms. Basri, President of the Corporate Lawyering Group LLC which advises on corporate compliance programs, has created comprehensive compliance and ethics programs for major corporations including Dunn & Bradstreet (D&B), Cendant, Benjamin Moore and Dannon Inc. These programs were all launched within nine months and in many cases in multiple languages and locations. She is also providing advice on law department management, document retention and corporate governance issues." [1]

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  1. Carole Basri, WAFDI, accessed July 23, 2007.
  2. Small Grant and Capacity Building Initiative Expert Panel, Iraqi Women's Educational Institute, accessed November 30, 2007.