Faculty: Brad S. Karp

Brad KarpChair of law firm Paul, Weiss since 2008, Brad Karp is one of the country’s leading litigators and corporate advisers. Brad has extensive experience successfully defending financial institutions and other companies in “bet the company” litigations and regulatory matters. Prior to being named chair of Paul, Weiss, Brad chaired the firm’s Litigation Department.

Brad has been profiled as one of the leading lawyers in the United States by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Financial Times, The American Lawyer, Chambers, The Lawyer (U.K.), Crain’s, The National Law Journal, The New York Law Journal, Lawdragon, Best Lawyers in America, The Legal 500, Euromoney Institutional Investors, Best of the Best USA, Law360, and Benchmark/Institutional Investor.
In 2003, Brad was profiled in The American Lawyer as one of the 45 leading lawyers in the United States under the age of 45. His successful representation of financial institutions in complex litigations and regulatory matters was featured in a January 2010 American Lawyer story, “Wall Street Bailout,” and in a January 2006 American Lawyer cover story, “The Lifesavers,” in which Paul, Weiss was selected as the best litigation firm in the United States.

For the past several years, Brad has been named one of the Most Influential People in the Boardroom by the National Association of Corporate Directors. In 2011, Lawdragon named Brad its “Lawyer of the Year.” For the past several years, Chambers has selected Brad as the only “Star” in its Nationwide Securities Litigation category. In 2012, Best Lawyers named Brad its “Securities Lawyer of the Year” and in 2013 named Brad its “Litigation, Banking and Finance Lawyer of the Year.” In 2012, The Financial Times named Brad one of the 10 most innovative lawyers in the United States. In 2013, Benchmark Litigation/Euromoney selected Brad its “Litigator of the Year.” In 2013, the New York Law Journal awarded Brad its first-ever Impact Award, in recognition of Brad’s “significant and lasting impact on the legal community in New York.”

Brad has received a number of recognitions for his legal accomplishments and charitable activities, including the Extraordinary New Yorker Award by the JBFCS, the Torch of Learning Award by American Friends of Hebrew University, The Arthur Liman Public Interest Award by the Legal Action Center, the Pro Bono Award by the Pro Bono Partnership, the Human Relations Award by the Anti-Defamation League, and the Learned Hand Award by AJC.

Brad is a frequent lecturer and writer, having spoken at more than 350 conferences and published more than 400 articles on business litigation and securities law issues. Brad has lectured on business litigation, securities litigation and corporate governance at Harvard Law School and Columbia Law School. For the past 28 years, Brad has written a monthly column for the New York Law Journal, “Second Circuit Review,” which analyzes developments in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and is a frequent contributor to The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation.

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