Brad S. Karp

Former Chair, Litigation Department at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Brad S. Karp

Brad S. Karp

Former Chair, Litigation Department at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Overview
Career Highlights

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

RelSci Relationships

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Number of Boards

20

Number of Awards

9

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Executive Director at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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Senior Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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Former Deputy Chair & Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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Brad S. Karp
Former Chair, Litigation Department at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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Child

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP provides legal services. Established in 1884, the firm provides coordinated legal advice on corporate transactions and litigation matters in industries which include financial services, insurance, power and natural resources, consumer products, services, technology, telecommunications, media, pharmaceuticals and healthcare industries. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the firm's practice.

Spouse

The Perelman Family Foundation focuses its grantmaking on New York City, and more specifically on the large hospitals, museums, and universities in it. The foundation doesn't give out a lot of grants each year, but the ones it does award are very substantial in size.

Education
JD, cum laude
Class of 1984

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

BA, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1981

Founded in 1795, Union College was the first college chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York. We are a small, independent liberal arts college committed to integrating the humanities and social sciences with science and engineering in new and exciting ways. Union's rigorous academics take place in a diverse, welcoming campus environment that supports your personal growth, provides you with a wealth of opportunities to find and pursue your passions, and inspires you to engage with the local and global community through meaningful projects and volunteer work. At Union, you'll find a vibrant community of learners and scholars, of leaders and change agents—people whose ambition, energy and desire to make things happen are contagious. The intellectual and creative spark can be felt in our academic buildings, Minerva Houses, labs, library, studios and recital rooms—anywhere you go on our historic campus. We have a long tradition of innovation and of educating creative problem-solvers, a tradition which continues to flourish and to define who we are today.

Memberships
Member
Current

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York is a voluntary association of lawyers and law students. The organization was founded in 1870 and it is headquartered in New York, NY.

Member
Current

CEO Action For Diversity & Inclusion is the CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. The company is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member
Current

The Mission of the American Inns of Court is to foster excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility, and legal skills. To promote the American Inns of Court mission by encouraging members of the legal profession to participate in an American Inn of Court. To help ensure the vitality and continuity of local Inns. To communicate a culture of excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility and skills to the legal community and generally. To ensure the long-term financial viability and growth of the American Inns of Court.

Career History
Chair, Litigation Department
Current

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is a law firm that serve as counsel to companies and investment funds. They have expertise in the areas of bankruptcy and corporate reorganization, employee benefits and executive compensation, intellectual property, personal representation, real estate and tax law. The company is headquartered in New York, NY.

Clerk
Prior

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (in case citations, 2d Cir.) is one of the thirteen United States Courts of Appeals. Its territory comprises the states of Connecticut, New York, and Vermont, and the court has appellate jurisdiction over the district courts in the following districts: District of Connecticut, Eastern District of New York, Northern District of New York, Southern District of New York, Western District of New York, District of Vermont.

Contributor
Tenure Unconfirmed

New York Law Journal, a subsidiary of ALM Media Holdings, Inc., is an American company. The firm publishes legal, firm news, decisions, columns, court information and public notices.

Boards & Committees
Chairman
2008 - Current

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is a law firm that serve as counsel to companies and investment funds. They have expertise in the areas of bankruptcy and corporate reorganization, employee benefits and executive compensation, intellectual property, personal representation, real estate and tax law. The company is headquartered in New York, NY.

Member, Advisory Board
Current

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For three decades, Best Lawyers® lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere. Our lists of outstanding attorneys are compiled by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. If the votes for an attorney are positive enough for inclusion in Best Lawyers, that attorney must maintain those votes in subsequent polls to remain on the list for each edition. Lawyers are not permitted to pay any fee to participate in or be included on our lists. Best Lawyers® peer-reviewed listings are now published in almost 70 countries around the world, and our presence has grown substantially in the international legal community. The twentieth edition of The Best Lawyers In America (2014) includes 48,949 attorneys in 135 practice areas, covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and inclusion in this year’s publication is based on more than 4.9 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

Founding Member, Leaders Council
Tenure Unconfirmed

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC provides assurance, tax and advisory services. Its services include audit and assurance, consulting, deals, human resources, legal, tax, and family business. The firm also offers accountability, risk management, structuring, mergers and acquisitions, and performance and process improvement. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Buffalo, NY.

Member Emeritus, Board of Trustees
Current

Riverdale Country School is a co-educational, independent, college-preparatory day school in New York City. It is located on two campuses covering more than 27 acres (110,000 m2) in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, New York. Founded in 1907 by Frank Hackett (Riverdale's Hackett Hall is named after him), Riverdale is one of the oldest country day schools in the United States. The present-day institution traces its origins to The Riverdale School for Boys, which was established in 1907 by Hackett. In 1920, the Neighborhood Elementary School was founded, followed in 1933, by the Riverdale Girls School. In 1972, the three schools combined to form a single school.

Chairman, Board of Directors
Current

The Legal Action Center is the only non-profit law and policy organization in the United States whose sole mission is to fight discrimination against people with histories of addiction, HIV/AIDS, or criminal records, and to advocate for sound public policies in these areas.

Member, Board of Trustees
Current

Founded in 1795, Union College was the first college chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York. We are a small, independent liberal arts college committed to integrating the humanities and social sciences with science and engineering in new and exciting ways. Union's rigorous academics take place in a diverse, welcoming campus environment that supports your personal growth, provides you with a wealth of opportunities to find and pursue your passions, and inspires you to engage with the local and global community through meaningful projects and volunteer work. At Union, you'll find a vibrant community of learners and scholars, of leaders and change agents—people whose ambition, energy and desire to make things happen are contagious. The intellectual and creative spark can be felt in our academic buildings, Minerva Houses, labs, library, studios and recital rooms—anywhere you go on our historic campus. We have a long tradition of innovation and of educating creative problem-solvers, a tradition which continues to flourish and to define who we are today.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1 - $2,999
2015

Established in the summer of 1950, The New York Bar Foundation is a nonprofit, philanthropic organization that receives charitable contributions from individuals, law firms, corporations or other entities and provides grants to further its goals of promoting and advancing the following: • Service to the public • Improvements in the administration of justice • Legal research and education • High standards of professional ethics • Public understanding of legal heritage The Foundation makes grants to financially support law-related programs of legal services organizations, nonprofits, bar associations and other organizations throughout New York State. The Foundation is managed by a Board of Directors that includes distinguished lawyers from across the State of New York including five officers, 25 directors and 2 ex officio directors (the Chair and Vice Chair of The Fellows of The New York Bar Foundation). The Foundation membership consists of the House of Delegates of the New York State Bar Association.

$50K - $100K
2015

Founded in 1795, Union College was the first college chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York. We are a small, independent liberal arts college committed to integrating the humanities and social sciences with science and engineering in new and exciting ways. Union's rigorous academics take place in a diverse, welcoming campus environment that supports your personal growth, provides you with a wealth of opportunities to find and pursue your passions, and inspires you to engage with the local and global community through meaningful projects and volunteer work. At Union, you'll find a vibrant community of learners and scholars, of leaders and change agents—people whose ambition, energy and desire to make things happen are contagious. The intellectual and creative spark can be felt in our academic buildings, Minerva Houses, labs, library, studios and recital rooms—anywhere you go on our historic campus. We have a long tradition of innovation and of educating creative problem-solvers, a tradition which continues to flourish and to define who we are today.

$20K - $35K
2010

Riverdale Country School is a co-educational, independent, college-preparatory day school in New York City. It is located on two campuses covering more than 27 acres (110,000 m2) in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, New York. Founded in 1907 by Frank Hackett (Riverdale's Hackett Hall is named after him), Riverdale is one of the oldest country day schools in the United States. The present-day institution traces its origins to The Riverdale School for Boys, which was established in 1907 by Hackett. In 1920, the Neighborhood Elementary School was founded, followed in 1933, by the Riverdale Girls School. In 1972, the three schools combined to form a single school.

Political Donations
$1,000
2019

Representative from California's 43rd Congressional District

$1,000
2019

Senator at Office of the Senator from Michigan, Gary Peters

$1,000
2018

Senator from New Jersey

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Awards & Honors
2014
NACD Directorship 100: Governance Professionals and Institutions
Rank #90
2014
Crain's New York Business - Most Connected New Yorkers
2013
NACD Directorship 100: Governance Professionals and Institutions
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