Fidan Karimli provides legal counsel to organizations across a range of industries investigating and responding to cybersecurity and data privacy incidents. In her capacity, Ms. Karimli collects information needed to understand the issue and scope of each situation. Ms. Karimli also communicates to regulatory bodies, law enforcement agencies, and other third-parties as needed while advising clients throughout the investigation.
Ms. Karimli has extensive experience in complex white-collar and cybercrime investigations, including bust-out merchant fraud, identity theft, corruption, bribery, and business email compromise cases. Prior to joining the Firm, she served as a Confidential Investigator at the New York City Department of Investigation (DOI). At DOI, Ms. Karimli investigated allegations into corruption and fraud by the City agencies and its employees, regularly conducting field interviews, surveillance, and undercover operations.
Prior to joining DOI, Ms. Karimli served as a Cybercrime Investigative Analyst at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, assisting in conducting sensitive and long-term investigations into cybercrime and identity theft. She collected intelligence on cybercriminals and analyzed hard drives and other seized media, while routinely testifying in grand jury hearings and attending proffer sessions.
Ms. Karimli is fluent in multiple languages, including Russian, Turkish, and Azerbaijani, and has conversational Bulgarian and Spanish.