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Karim Ali

Karim Ali is a partner in the Corporate Department at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP, a full-service law firm headquartered in Columbus and with offices in seven additional cities across the country. Karim serves in many leadership positions at the firm including as Partner in Charge of Professional Personnel and Partner in Charge of Diversity and Inclusion.

Karim is an experienced real estate and corporate transactional attorney with extensive experience providing counsel to Fortune 500 companies in connection with managing and developing real estate assets. Karim’s practice focuses on the representation of international and regional retailers and real estate developers.

Karim serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Law and Leadership Institute, and is a member of the Director’s Circle for the Wexner Center for the Arts.  Karim previously served as a member of the Board of Directors for Directions for Youth and Families.

Karim is a 2018 graduate of Leadership Columbus and has worked tirelessly to address diversity and inclusion and inequality in the Columbus legal community for over 15 years. Karim earned his J.D. from The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, his M.B.A. from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, and his B.A. from Talladega College.