Chairman of Paul, Weiss since 2008, Brad Karp is one of the country’s leading litigators and corporate advisers. Brad has successfully guided numerous Fortune 100 companies, global financial institutions and other companies through “bet the company” litigations, regulatory matters and internal investigations. Prior to being named chairman, Brad led the firm’s Litigation Department. Brad speaks and writes frequently on business litigation, securities litigation and corporate governance; he has spoken at more than 600 conferences and has lectured at Harvard Law School, Yale Law School, Columbia Law School, NYU Law School and The Federal Judicial Center, and has written more than 500 articles on business litigation and corporate governance issues.
Brad is active in the community, serving on more than 25 public interest and educational institution boards. He also frequently speaks out and writes about pressing issues of social justice. Most recently, in March, he wrote an op-ed in The American Lawyer, “The Legal Community Must Protect Workers and Small Businesses From Coronavirus Fallout.” In 2018, Brad authored two op-eds in The New York Times, “Stop Shielding Gun Makers,” advocating changes to gun manufacturer liability laws, and “An Army of Lawyers for Migrants,” urging the private bar to address the unlawful treatment of immigrants and to seek the reunification of separated families. Brad has received more than a dozen recognitions for his pro bono accomplishments and charitable service.