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									                                            Carole Basri
                                    Corporate Lawyering Group LLC
                               303 Mercer St #303 New York, NY 10003
                             Tel: 917-822-2447 E-Mail:
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 United States 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. 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. For ten years, she served as co-chair of the Practicing Law
Institute’s (PLI) Conferences on Corporate Compliance and on Advanced Corporate Compliance;
For the past eleven years, Ms. Basri has been an Adjunct Professor of Corporate Law and the Grant Irey
Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. In addition, during that time she has served as
the 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. She also currently serves as 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; an at-large member of the Executive Council 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.
Ms. Basri 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.
Recently, Ms. Basri 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 September 2004, she worked with the Iraqi
Ministry of Health and the Iraqi Red Crescent on health and legal issues.
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. Similarly, 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. In July 2006, she spoke at the Iraqi Constitutional Convention in Southfield, Michigan, with
a direct hook-up to Iraq, on constitutional issues. In October 2005, she met with Iraqi women leaders at
the United States State Department to discuss leadership issues in the December 15, 2005 election.
Ms. Basri is also a documentary film producer and her films have been shown at film festivals
and PBS. Recently, she produced a documentary on hemophiliacs in Iraq who got aids through
tainted blood parts for the Iraqi Red Crescent. She has advised, on a pro bono basis, a
preparatory PBS production of Saddam’s trial. Finally, she has been a commentator on the Iraqi
elections and constitution for MSNBC, CNN, FOX and Al Iraqiya TV.

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