KARIM BASARIA is a partner in the Litigation group of the firm’s Chicago office. His practice involves representing individual and corporate clients in white collar and securities enforcement matters, internal investigations, and complex civil litigation. Karim has represented registrants, governing bodies, public accounting firms, as well as individuals in enforcement actions by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and internal investigations involving a variety of issues. Karim also represents individuals and public accounting firms in actions by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and state agencies charged with regulating the accounting profession.
In the civil litigation context, Karim has represented clients in matters involving professional negligence claims, claims against auditors under the Securities Act of 1933, business tort and consumer fraud claims, and claims of defamation. Karim also has experience investigating misconduct complaints and bringing cases against jurists on behalf of the Illinois Judicial Inquiry Board, the sole disciplinary entity responsible for inquiring into allegations of misconduct or physical or mental incapacity of Illinois judicial officers.
Karim’s experience includes conducting fact investigation; preparing witnesses to testify in depositions, at trial, and in regulatory proceedings; working with expert witnesses; writing dispositive motions; preparing offensive and defensive discovery; managing substantial electronic reviews and productions; and trial, including the examination of witnesses and delivery of statements.
Prior to law school, Karim was a Certified Public Accountant in Illinois, where his practice focused on financial statement audits of public entities and forensic accounting matters.