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Brad S. Karp

Brad S. Karp

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

New York, NY, USA


Brad Karp is the Chairman of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, a position he has held since 2008. Brad is one of the country’s leading litigators and corporate advisers, with 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.

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 2014 Crain’s named Brad one of the Most Influential New Yorkers. 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. Best Lawyers named Brad its 2014 “Banking and Finance Litigator of the Year,” and its 2012 “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 his “significant and lasting impact on the legal community in New York.”

Brad has lectured on business litigation, securities litigation and corporate governance at Harvard Law School, Columbia Law School and NYU Law School. Brad is active in the community, serving as Chair of the Legal Action Center and as a director/trustee of the Riverdale Country School, Mount Sinai Hospital, The Partnership for New York City, the Harvard Law School Leadership Council, the Lincoln Center Business Advisory Council, the Executive Committee of the New York City Bar Association, the American Constitution Society, Junior Achievement Global, Practicing Attorneys for Law Students Program, Inc., the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, American Friends of Hebrew University, the New York Bar Foundation, the Program Advisory Board of the Brennan Center for Justice, the Mark Messier Foundation, the Best Lawyers Advisory Board, the Economic Club of New York, the Federal Bar Council Second Circuit Inn of Court, the Union College President’s Council, and the United States Supreme Court Historical Society. Brad is a founding member of the PriceWaterhouse Leaders Council examining financial services industry regulatory reform, and is a member of The New York City Bar Association Task Force on New Lawyers in a Changing Profession. Brad currently is chairing the 2016 Harvard Law School Annual Fund.

Brad graduated with honors from Harvard Law School in 1984, and has spent his entire professional career at Paul, Weiss.

Brad S. Karp is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Securities Litigation: The Investigation: Coordinating Requests from Government Regulators - Securities Litigation 2017: From Investigation to Trial, Friday, April 07, 2017
Private Securities Litigation: Navigating the Latest Challenges - 49th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Monday, November 13, 2017
Handling Bet-the-Company Matters - Hot Topics for In-House Counsel 2017, Monday, November 20, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Securities Litigation: The Investigation: Coordinating Requests from Government Regulators - Securities Litigation: The Investigation: Coordinating Requests from Government Regulators, Friday, April 07, 2017
Private Securities Litigation: Navigating the Latest Challenges - Private Securities Litigation: Navigating the Latest Challenges, Monday, November 13, 2017
Handling Bet-the-Company Matters - Handling Bet-the-Company Matters, Monday, November 20, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Securities Litigation: The Investigation: Coordinating Requests from Government Regulators - Securities Litigation: The Investigation: Coordinating Requests from Government Regulators, Friday, April 07, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Securities Litigation: The Investigation: Coordinating Requests from Government Regulators - Securities Litigation: The Investigation: Coordinating Requests from Government Regulators, Friday, April 07, 2017
Private Securities Litigation: Navigating the Latest Challenges - Private Securities Litigation: Navigating the Latest Challenges, Monday, November 13, 2017
Handling Bet-the-Company Matters - Handling Bet-the-Company Matters, Monday, November 20, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Securities Litigation 2017: From Investigation to Trial, Wednesday, April 12, 2017, New York, NY
Hot Topics for In-House Counsel 2017, Friday, November 24, 2017, New York, NY
49th Annual Institute on Securities Regulation, Sunday, December 03, 2017, New York, NY
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, Friday, November 17, 2017
Live Seminar  Live Seminar All Star Business Development for Lawyers 2018, Thursday, March 01, 2018, New York, NY
Securities Litigation 2018: From Investigation to Trial, Wednesday, April 04, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast All Star Business Development for Lawyers 2018, Thursday, March 01, 2018, New York, NY
Securities Litigation 2018: From Investigation to Trial, Wednesday, April 04, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Securities Litigation 2018: From Investigation to Trial, Wednesday, April 04, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Securities Litigation 2018: From Investigation to Trial, Wednesday, April 04, 2018, Cleveland, OH
Securities Litigation 2018: From Investigation to Trial, Wednesday, April 04, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Securities Litigation 2018: From Investigation to Trial, Wednesday, April 04, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Securities Litigation 2018: From Investigation to Trial, Wednesday, April 04, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Securities Litigation 2018: From Investigation to Trial, Wednesday, April 04, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
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