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Brad S. Karp

Brad S. Karp

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

New York, NY, USA


Chair of the firm since 2008, Brad 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.

Awards and Recognitions

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.

Brad’s successful representation of financial institutions and other companies in complex litigations and regulatory matters was featured in a January 2014 American Lawyer cover story in which Paul, Weiss was selected as the best securities litigation/regulatory firm in the United States, 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. 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.

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 2014, Best Lawyers named Brad its "Banking and Finance Litigator of the Year," and in 2012, Best Lawyers named Brad its "Securities Litigator of the Year." In 2012, The Financial Times selected Brad as 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 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. Brad is active in the community, serving as a director/trustee of numerous educational, public interest and charitable organizations. Brad graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1984. From 1984 to 1985, Brad served as a law clerk to the Honorable Irving R. Kaufman, former Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Brad has spent his entire professional career at Paul, Weiss.

Brad S. Karp is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment The Investigation: Coordinating Requests from Government Regulators - Handling a Securities Case 2014: From Investigation to Trial and Everything in Between , Friday, April 25, 2014
Transcripts  Transcripts The Investigation: Coordinating Requests from Government Regulators - The Investigation: Coordinating Requests from Government Regulators , Friday, April 25, 2014
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Handling a Securities Case 2014: From Investigation to Trial and Everything in Between - The Investigation: Coordinating Requests from Government Regulators - The Investigation: Coordinating Requests from Government Regulators , Monday, April 28, 2014
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Handling a Securities Case 2014: From Investigation to Trial and Everything in Between - The Investigation: Coordinating Requests from Government Regulators - The Investigation: Coordinating Requests from Government Regulators , Monday, April 28, 2014
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Handling a Securities Case 2014: From Investigation to Trial and Everything in Between , Thursday, May 08, 2014 , New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Securities Regulation Institute (46th Annual) , Wednesday, November 05, 2014 , New York, NY
Handling a Securities Case 2014: From Investigation to Trial and Everything in Between , Thursday, April 24, 2014 , New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Securities Regulation Institute (46th Annual) , Wednesday, November 05, 2014 , New York, NY
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