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WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

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WWL Ranking: Recommended
Investigations 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Brad Karp is looked upon with enormous favour for his extensive experience counselling financial institutions and corporates on internal investigations.

Biography

Chairman of the firm 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 of Paul, Weiss, Brad chaired the firm’s litigation department. Brad has spent his entire career at Paul, Weiss, beginning as a summer associate.

Brad is described by Chambers as “the best strategic adviser in the business” and “someone who every CEO in America should have on speed dial”, and by The New York Times as “the most connected lawyer in the country.” Brad has earned numerous accolades for his successful client representations and for his role as a leader in the legal profession, the business community and the public interest world.

Brad has received numerous industry recognitions over the years. In 2019, Brad was selected as a “trailblazer” by the New York Law Journal and as an "equality trailblazer" by the National Law Journal. In 2018, Brad received the Special Achievement Award from the Financial Times in recognition of his legal achievements and leadership of Paul, Weiss and was also named the “attorney of the year” by the New York Law Journal, “litigator of the year” by The American Lawyer, “sports MVP of the year” by Law360, and “securities lawyer of the year” by Best Lawyers. In 2017, Brad was selected as a “litigation trailblazer” by the National Law Journal and Best Lawyers’ “banking lawyer of the year”. Brad’s successful representation of financial institutions and others was featured in a 2014 American Lawyer story in which Paul, Weiss was selected as the best securities litigation/regulatory firm in the United States and in an earlier cover story, “The Lifesavers”, in which Paul, Weiss was selected as the country’s best litigation firm. Brad has repeatedly been named by the National Association of Corporate Directors as one of the most influential people in the boardroom and selected by Chambers as a “star” in multiple practice areas. 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.” In 2013, Benchmark Litigation/Euromoney selected Brad as its “litigator of the year.” In 2012, the Financial Times selected Brad as one of the 10 most innovative lawyers in the United States. In 2011, Lawdragon selected Brad as its “lawyer of the year” and in 2015 named Brad as one of the “legends in the law”. Additional publications consistently rank Brad as one of the leading lawyers in the United States, including The Wall Street JournalThe New York TimesThe Financial Times, Crain’s New York BusinessThe Lawyer (UK)The Legal 500Euromoney Institutional InvestorsBest of the Best USA and Benchmark/Institutional Investor.

Litigation 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Brad Karp is held in high regard by market sources who consider him a top name for corporate disputes and regulatory matters.

Biography

Chairman of the firm 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 of Paul, Weiss, Brad chaired the firm’s litigation department. Brad has spent his entire career at Paul, Weiss, beginning as a summer associate.

Brad is described by Chambers as “the best strategic adviser in the business” and “someone who every CEO in America should have on speed dial”, and by The New York Times as “the most connected lawyer in the country.” Brad has earned numerous accolades for his successful client representations and for his role as a leader in the legal profession, the business community and the public interest world.

Brad has received numerous industry recognitions over the years. In 2019, Brad was selected as a “trailblazer” by the New York Law Journal and as an "equality trailblazer" by the National Law Journal. In 2018, Brad received the Special Achievement Award from the Financial Times in recognition of his legal achievements and leadership of Paul, Weiss and was also named the “attorney of the year” by the New York Law Journal, “litigator of the year” by The American Lawyer, “sports MVP of the year” by Law360, and “securities lawyer of the year” by Best Lawyers. In 2017, Brad was selected as a “litigation trailblazer” by the National Law Journal and Best Lawyers’ “banking lawyer of the year”. Brad’s successful representation of financial institutions and others was featured in a 2014 American Lawyer story in which Paul, Weiss was selected as the best securities litigation/regulatory firm in the United States and in an earlier cover story, “The Lifesavers”, in which Paul, Weiss was selected as the country’s best litigation firm. Brad has repeatedly been named by the National Association of Corporate Directors as one of the most influential people in the boardroom and selected by Chambers as a “star” in multiple practice areas. 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.” In 2013, Benchmark Litigation/Euromoney selected Brad as its “litigator of the year.” In 2012, the Financial Times selected Brad as one of the 10 most innovative lawyers in the United States. In 2011, Lawdragon selected Brad as its “lawyer of the year” and in 2015 named Brad as one of the “legends in the law”. Additional publications consistently rank Brad as one of the leading lawyers in the United States, including The Wall Street JournalThe New York TimesThe Financial Times, Crain’s New York BusinessThe Lawyer (UK)The Legal 500Euromoney Institutional InvestorsBest of the Best USA and Benchmark/Institutional Investor.

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