Brad S. Karp

Chair of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Brad S. Karp is chair of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. He has represented numerous clients in significant securities, commercial, and regulatory matters. In 2013, Karp was appointed to the ACS board of directors.

Karp’s clients include Citigroup, JPMorgan, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Morgan Stanley, HSBC, UBS, Blackstone Group, KKR, SoftBank, Deutsche Bank, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Deloitte, The National Football League, FIFA, Xerox, Bloomberg, Citco, Ericsson, Mutual of Omaha, Bank of China, Agricultural Bank of China, Merck, Johnson & Johnson, BB&T, and Zurich Capital.

Karp has given lectures on business litigation, securities litigation and corporate governance at Harvard Law School, Columbia Law School, New York University Law School and The Federal Judicial Center. He writes a column for the New York Law Journal, and is a frequent writer for The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation.

Karp is chair of the Legal Action Center and also serves as a director or trustee at Mount Sinai Hospital, The Partnership for New York City, the Harvard Law School Leadership Council, the Executive Committee of the New York City Bar Association, 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 Best Lawyers Advisory Board, the Economic Club of New York, the Union College President’s Council, and the U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society.

Karp has been named “Litigator of the Year” by The American Lawyer, a “Litigation   Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal, and one of the top 10 practitioners by Benchmark Litigation. He has received more than a dozen recognitions for his pro bono accomplishments and charitable services.

Karp received his J.D. from Harvard cum laude, and his B.A. from Union College summa cum laude. He clerked for the Hon. Irving R. Kaufman on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.