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 was a consultant to Deloitte & Touche LLP and helped to create the Ethics and Compliance practice. From 1999 to March 2001, she was General Counsel to China On Line, Inc.
In addition, she was the Executive Director of the Greater NY Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) for over 10 years until September 2006. She is the President of the Corporate Lawyering Association which is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing outstanding educational opportunities including high caliber conferences of interest to the corporate counsel community and internships for law students in in-house law departments. She also currently serves as a member of the Executive committee and co-chair of the Corporate Compliance Committee of the International Law and Practice Section of the New York State Bar Association; a member of the Practicing Law Institute (PLI) Corporate General Counsel Advisory Committee; a member of the International Council of the International Section of the American Bar Association; and on the International Council of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
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 The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, Cendant, Benjamin Moore & Co. 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. Also since the first Corporate Lawyering Accreditation Conference in 1999, the Corporate Lawyering Group LLC has developed conferences and programs on corporate and international law as well as on ethics. She is also on the Academic Committee of the INTERPOL Anti-Corruption Academy from June 2007 until present where she is working on creating a curriculum for addressing corporate corruption.
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.