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 > Leading trial lawyers

(Hall of Fame)

Brad KarpPaul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

(Leading trial lawyers)

Brad KarpPaul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Brad KarpPaul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Based in New York, firm chairman Brad Karp is regularly involved in closely watched disputes, with an emphasis on financial services and corporate litigation. Of recent note, he is acting for the independent directors of former CBS Corp in defense of a shareholder and derivative action concerning the CBS-Viacom merger, which plaintiffs allege  involved a breach of fiduciary duties. Karp is also acting for various financial institutions including Citigroup and Morgan Stanley in a number of complex antitrust disputes.

Brad KarpPaul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Based in New York, firm chairman Brad Karp is regularly involved in closely watched disputes, with an emphasis on financial services and corporate litigation. Of recent note, he is acting for the independent directors of former CBS Corp in defense of a shareholder and derivative action concerning the CBS-Viacom merger, which plaintiffs allege  involved a breach of fiduciary duties. Karp is also acting for various financial institutions including Citigroup and Morgan Stanley in a number of complex antitrust disputes.

United States > Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: defense

(Hall of Fame)

Brad KarpPaul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

The team is responsive, develops sound litigation strategies and is great to work with‘, says a client of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. The firm is acknowledged to be a go-to firm for bet-the-company securities litigation for financial institutions, large corporations and their directors and officers, with equal strengths in shareholder class actions, derivative suits, and government investigations and enforcement actions. Firm chair Brad Karp oversees the practice with co-chairs of securities litigation Susanna BuergelAudra Soloway and Andrew Ehrlich. Soloway, who is ‘effective in bringing cases into focus and developing strategies for dismissal‘, defeated a putative class action for AEA Investors arising from its IPO and secondary public offering. Karp, Buergel and veteran litigator Richard Rosen handled class action litigation and regulatory investigations for Morgan Stanley in which plaintiffs allege conspiracy to rig the pricing of Treasury Bills. Daniel Kramer is another prominent practitioner; he is currently handling a matter for biopharmaceutical giant Alexion Pharmaceuticals. Contacts in Washington DC include Kenneth Gallo, who is co-chair of the litigation department, and emerging talent Jane O’Brien.

United States > Dispute resolution > Financial services litigation

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Brad KarpPaul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP has a track record of success some of the most complex and high-stakes litigation in the financial services sector. The team’s antitrust practice is especially notable, as it represents major banks such as Morgan Stanley and Citigroup in both state and federal litigation, as well as in investigations by regulators. The practice is also adept at handling novel matters, a recent example of which is its representation of the state of Qatar in a lawsuit in the New York Supreme Court against a number of banks alleging the manipulation of the market for Qatar’s currency and bonds. Practice head Brad Karp is widely respected for his work in securities and white-collar crime litigation. In one highlight of 2020, Karp won the dismissal of a breach of fiduciary duty case brought against the Blackstone Group by beneficiaries of the Kentucky state pension system, in a case that had the potential to act as a test case for similar litigation. Susanna Buergel is a specialist in securities litigation with a close relationship with Citigroup, which she represents in antitrust and False Claims Act disputes. Daniel Kramer is another key figure in the team’s securities litigation practice; he is currently leading the aforementioned Qatar litigation.

United States > Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes

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Brad KarpPaul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

From offices in New York and Washington DC, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP consistently attracts mandates from prominent corporates and financial services companies in their most urgent disputes. Recognized by the industry as a top flight lawyer, Brad Karp‘s recent work includes securing a landmark victory on behalf of defendant Blackstone Alternative Asset Management in a $50bn derivative lawsuit. Also of note, Karp secured the dismissal of a putative securities class action against Ericsson in January 2020. Highly regarded trial lawyer Theodore Wells continues to advise on ExxonMobil’s high-profile disputes related to alleged violations of environmental law, having already secured several wins for the client across the US, including a complete defense verdict in a landmark trial in New York state court. Jaren Janghorbani is noted for her remarkably diverse commercial litigation practice; she has recently been engaged by CBS Corporation’s former directors in the defense of a shareholder class and derivative action in Delaware regarding CBS and Viacom’s $30bn merger. All named attorneys are based in New York.

United States > Industry focus > Sport

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Brad KarpPaul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Based in New York, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP represents a diverse range of clients in all types of litigation, transactional and regulatory matters. Clients include major sports leagues, franchises, investors, broadcast and cable companies, and athletes. Brad Karp is chairman of the firm and has long represented the NFL in matters, including lawsuits relating to concussions suffered by former players as a result of their time in the NFL. Lynn Bayard and Theodore Wells, Jr have also been heavily involved in the firm’s work for the NFL. Bayard and Wells specialize in player health and safety issues, and complex civil and corporate litigation, respectively. Highly experienced litigator and trial lawyer Christopher Boehning is also recommended.

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

The white-collar and regulatory defense team at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP advises high-profile corporates and individuals on major regulatory and enforcement matters. The team, which includes former senior government officials and assistant US attorneys, focuses on AML, FCPA, criminal antitrust matters, insider trading, securities fraud and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) cases. Firm chairman Brad Karp is noted for his experience representing Fortune 100 companies and global financial institutions in ‘bet the company’ litigation and regulatory matters. Another key figure is Theodore Wells, who is rated for white-collar defense work and civil litigation. Roberto Finzi, a former federal prosecutor, handles enforcement proceedings and internal investigations, and Lorin Reisner acts for companies, boards of directors and senior executives in a wide range of litigation. Several partners joined the team from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in early 2021, including Walter Brown, a very highly regarded litigation and investigations expert in San Francisco. All named attorney are based in New York.