Mr Brad S. Karp > Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
1285 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS
NEW YORK, NY 10019-6064
United States
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Work Department

Litigation, Cybersecurity & Data Protection, Financial Institutions, Insurance, International Arbitration, Securities Litigation, White Collar & Regulatory Defense

Position

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Education

J.D., Harvard Law School, 1984 cum laude; B.A., Union College, 1981 summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

The team at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is calibrated to handle criminal defense and investigatory matters for corporates and individuals, particularly in bet-the-company and politically sensitive circumstances. At the group’s core is expertise in AML, FCPA, insider trading, securities and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) cases. In May 2019, adding to a bench already replete with former high-ranking government officials, Loretta Lynch joined the New York office after serving as US Attorney General during the Obama administration. In June 2019, Washington DC was joined by Jeannie Rhee, fresh from serving on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigations team. All based out of New York, the department is coordinated by firm chairman Brad Karp (noted for his representations of financial institutions); economic sanctions and AML specialist Jessica Carey; experienced trial lawyer Roberto Finzi, who whose track-record includes cases relating to FCPA, accounting practices and insider trading; Lorin Reisner (adept with SEC investigations, particularly in revenue recognition cases); Richard Tarlowe, who is noted for high-profile individual representations; and accomplished trial lawyer Theodore Wells.

United States > Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: defense

(Hall of Fame)

Brad KarpPaul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is widely regarded by the market as a safe pair of hands for “bet-the-company” securities litigation, and the firm continues to deliver outstanding results for major financial institutions, private equity houses and corporations, as well as their directors and officers. The practice has extensive experience in complex securities litigation, including shareholder class actions, derivative suits and government investigations and enforcement actions. Securities litigation is one of the major strands in the firm’s overall dispute resolution practice, and its recent successes include high-stakes matters for Blackstone Alternative Asset Management, Citigroup, Ericsson, Exxon Mobil Corporation and Tesla. The firm has an extremely strong bench of securities litigators in New York. Firm chair Brad Karp, Richard Rosen and Daniel Kramer are the best-known practitioners, though co-chair of securities litigation Susanna Buergel is increasingly seen as a market-leading securities litigator. Also noteworthy are Geoffrey Chepiga, and practice co-chairs Andrew Ehrlich and Audra Soloway.

United States > Dispute resolution > Leading trial lawyers

(Hall of Fame)

Brad KarpPaul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Brad KarpPaul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Brad Karp maintains an impressive litigation and advisory practice, routinely representing major banks, financial services companies and large corporates in high-stakes white-collar litigation. In 2019, he secured the dismissal of a $50bn breach-of-fiduciary duty claim against Blackstone Alternative Asset Management. Other standout highlights include representing Morgan Stanley in a nationwide class action; representing Citigroup in several high-value disputes, including commercial and anti-money laundering matters; and acting for Citigroup in the successful resolution of a multi-year global anti-money laundering investigation into the bank’s activities in 2017.

Brad KarpPaul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Brad Karp maintains an impressive litigation and advisory practice, routinely representing major banks, financial services companies and large corporates in high-stakes white-collar litigation. In 2019, he secured the dismissal of a $50bn breach-of-fiduciary duty claim against Blackstone Alternative Asset Management. Other standout highlights include representing Morgan Stanley in a nationwide class action; representing Citigroup in several high-value disputes, including commercial and anti-money laundering matters; and acting for Citigroup in the successful resolution of a multi-year global anti-money laundering investigation into the bank’s activities in 2017.

United States > Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes

(Hall of Fame)

Brad KarpPaul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Renowned for its deep bench of highly experienced trial attorneys, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP provides comprehensive commercial litigation expertise to market-leading companies in mission-critical disputes. In a significant development in 2019, a star team including team co-heads Brad Karp and Theodore Wells, Jr capped 15 years of hard-fought litigation arising from the 2003 collapse of Parmalat with a $1bn verdict for client Citigroup. In another high-profile matter in Delaware Chancery Court, Susanna Buergel, Lewis Clayton and Andrew Gordon obtained an unprecedented verdict for healthcare company Fresenius holding that it was justified in terminating a $4.8bn merger. The practice is also well versed in securities, ERISA, antitrust and IP litigation as well as breach of contract. Robert Atkins is representing IBM in a number of significant contractual disputes. High-profile arrivals bolstering the team in 2019 include former US Attorney General Loretta Lynch in New York, regulatory and white-collar expert Jeannie Rhee from Special Counsel Mueller’s office, and head of the new appellate team Kannon Shanmugam, who joined the DC office from Williams & Connolly LLP. Named partners are in New York unless otherwise stated.

United States > Dispute resolution > Financial services litigation

(Hall of Fame)

Brad KarpPaul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP‘s financial services team is recognized throughout the market for its expertise in large-scale securities and antitrust litigation, and regulatory enforcement proceedings, where the team acts for large banks, investment funds and various other clients. The New York practice group is headed by Brad Karp, whose recent wins include securing the dismissal of a $50m breach-of-fiduciary duty suit in Kentucky against Blackstone and various other hedge funds. Daniel Kramer has an outstanding track record in securities litigation. His recent highlights include working to secure the dismissal of a securities class action against Meridian Bioscience, winning a case for Pretium Resources regarding alleged securities fraud, and representing the independent members of Tesla’s board of directors in the SEC’s investigation into Elon Musk’s proposal to take Tesla private. Susanna Buergel acts for major bank clients including Morgan Stanley and Citigroup, and Audra Soloway is among the market leaders in representing executives and other powerful individuals in securities and fraud claims.

United States > Industry focus > Sport

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Brad KarpPaul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP‘s practice handles both contentious and non-contentious work for a wide range of sports sector clients, including leagues, governing bodies, and teams, though it primarily focuses on high-profile litigation work. Several prominent members of the firm’s litigation department are highly active in sports-related disputes, such as Brad Karp who represents the NFL in several cases, both individual and class actions, brought by former players in relation to concussions suffered during athletes’ time in the NFL. Lynn Bayard, who has also been heavily involved in the firm’s work for the NFL, is another key figure on the litigation side of the team, whose key areas of work include copyright, trademark, and player health and safety. Other key recent instructions have included antitrust work, commercial transactions and contract advice, and M&A deals. In 2019, the firm saw the departure of transactional specialist Justin Hamill to Latham & Watkins LLP.