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Brad S. Karp

Brad S. Karp

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Chairman
New York, NY, USA


Chairman of Paul, Weiss since 2008, Brad Karp is one of the country’s leading litigators and corporate advisers. Brad has successfully defended financial institutions and other companies in numerous “bet the company” litigations, regulatory matters and internal investigations. Prior to being named chairman of Paul, Weiss, Brad chaired the firm’s Litigation Department. 

Brad has received numerous industry recognitions over the years. Most recently, in December 2018, the Financial Times honored Brad with the Innovative Lawyers 2018 special achievement award. In October 2018, Brad was selected as the New York Law Journal’s “Attorney of the Year” based on his legal achievements and his leadership of Paul, Weiss. In January 2018, Brad was named The American Lawyer’s “Litigator of the Year” and Best Lawyers’ “Securities Lawyer of the Year.” In 2017, Brad was selected as a “Litigation Trailblazer” by the National Law Journal and Best Lawyers’ “Banking Lawyer of the Year.” Additional publications consistently rank Brad as one of the leading lawyers in the United States, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Crain’s New York Business, Chambers, The Lawyer (U.K.), Lawdragon, The Legal 500, Euromoney Institutional Investors, Best of the Best USA, Law360 and Benchmark/Institutional Investor.

Brad speaks and writes frequently on business litigation, securities litigation and corporate governance. He has spoken at more than 500 conferences and has lectured at Harvard Law School, Yale Law School, Columbia Law School, NYU Law School and The Federal Judicial Center. Brad has written more than 500 articles on business litigation issues. Brad has also spoken out on pressing issues of social justice. Most recently, in March 2018, Brad published an op-ed in The New York Times, in support of gun control, titled “Stop Shielding Gun Makers.” In June 2018, Brad published an op-ed in The New York Times, urging the private bar to address the unlawful treatment of immigrants and to seek the reunification of separated families, titled “An Army of Lawyers for Migrants.” In October 2018, Brad published an op-ed in The New York Law Journal, addressing the issue of voter suppression and voter disenfranchisement, titled “Democracy Itself Is on the Ballot.” Brad is also active in the community, serving as the chairman of the Legal Action Center and as a director/trustee of more than 25 charitable, educational, medical and professional organizations. 

Brad is a 1984 graduate of Harvard Law School and clerked for The Honorable Irving R. Kaufman, former Chief Judge of the U.S. 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:
Answer Book Chapters  Answer Book Chapters Laying the Groundwork for Mediation - Financial Services Mediation Answer Book (2017 Edition), Thursday, June 22, 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Handling Bet-the-Company Matters - Hot Topics for In-House Counsel 2017, Monday, November 20, 2017
FOR: Neither Admit nor Deny (September 2017) - Corporate Governance - A Master Class 2018, Monday, April 16, 2018
Carole L. Basri, Irving Kagan and Bruce E. Yannett, Ch. 13: Crisis Management; and Exhibit 13A, Corporate Legal Departments (4th Edition) (2011 Supp., August 2018) - Hot Topics for In-House Counsel 2018, Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Hitting Home Runs: The Rainmakers Speak - All Star Business Development for Lawyers 2018, Monday, March 05, 2018
Securities Litigation: The Investigation: Coordinating Requests from Government - Securities Litigation 2018: From Investigation to Trial, Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Private Securities Litigation: The Latest - 50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Monday, November 12, 2018
Litigation and Crisis Management - Hot Topics for In-House Counsel 2018, Thursday, December 06, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Hitting Home Runs: The Rainmakers Speak - Hitting Home Runs: The Rainmakers Speak , Monday, March 05, 2018
Securities Litigation: The Investigation: Coordinating Requests from Government - Securities Litigation: The Investigation: Coordinating Requests from Government, Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Private Securities Litigation: The Latest - Private Securities Litigation: The Latest, Monday, November 12, 2018
Litigation and Crisis Management - Litigation and Crisis Management, Thursday, December 06, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Hitting Home Runs: The Rainmakers Speak - Hitting Home Runs: The Rainmakers Speak , Monday, March 05, 2018
Securities Litigation: The Investigation: Coordinating Requests from Government - Securities Litigation: The Investigation: Coordinating Requests from Government, Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Private Securities Litigation: The Latest - Private Securities Litigation: The Latest, Monday, November 12, 2018
Litigation and Crisis Management - Litigation and Crisis Management, Thursday, December 06, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs All Star Business Development for Lawyers 2018, Thursday, March 08, 2018, New York, NY
Securities Litigation 2018: From Investigation to Trial, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, New York, NY
50th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Friday, November 16, 2018, New York, NY
Hot Topics for In-House Counsel 2018, Wednesday, December 05, 2018, New York, NY
Transcripts  Transcripts Securities Litigation: The Investigation: Coordinating Requests from Government - Securities Litigation: The Investigation: Coordinating Requests from Government, Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Private Securities Litigation: The Latest - Private Securities Litigation: The Latest, Monday, November 12, 2018
Live Seminar  Live Seminar All Star Business Development for Lawyers 2019, Thursday, March 14, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast All Star Business Development for Lawyers 2019, Thursday, March 14, 2019, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web All Star Business Development for Lawyers 2019, Thursday, March 14, 2019, Pittsburgh, PA
All Star Business Development for Lawyers 2019, Thursday, March 14, 2019, Philadelphia, PA
All Star Business Development for Lawyers 2019, Thursday, March 14, 2019, Mechanicsburg, PA
All Star Business Development for Lawyers 2019, Thursday, March 14, 2019, Cleveland, OH
All Star Business Development for Lawyers 2019, Thursday, March 14, 2019, Nashville, TN
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