Chairman, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP


Brad Karp specializes in litigation, financial institutions, and international arbitration. He was elected chair of Paul, Weiss in 2008. Brad was Lawyer of the Year in 2011, Litigator of the Year in 2013, and Banking and Finance Litigator of the Year in 2014. He is director of the Legal Action Center and serves on the advisory board of the Brennan Center for Justice, among other community activities.

Paul, Weiss was founded by a diverse pair of lawyers and maintained its commitment to diversity ever since. The firm offers diversity mentoring and development programs, affinity groups, and an annual diversity networking event. Paul, Weiss was rated No. 1 for diversity by The American Lawyer, received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, and was named a best law firm for women. 

Joined LCLD 2012 

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated: 
2022: Shruti Chopra; 2021: Lisette Duran; 2020: Karen King; 2013: Elizabeth R. McColm

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected:
2022: Jin Kim, Ceecee Yao, Alexia Yang; 2021: Patrick Cordova, John Kim; 2020: Breanne Palmer, Sean Mitchell

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2022: Regina Fairfax, Lydia Graham, David Ceasar, Alexander Chen, Jerry Zhu, Yvette Lopez, Ashley Beckles, Sarah Kim, Shiva Sachdeva, Gianna Jasinski, Daniella Martino, John Ligon; 2021: Alexander Hohl, Brittany Nguyen, Daniel Montoya, Ananya Pillutla, Alexandria Mangum; 2020: William Tong, Christopher Nickas, Angela Chan, Keni Sabath, David Dapaah-Afriyie, Alejandro de la Torre, John Ford, Ariella Banin, Sera Idoko, Adrienne Parms, Kristian Brown; 2019: Jim Yoon, Sherry Tanious, Juan Tibaduiza; 2018: Scott Davis; 2017: John Martin

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2019, 2014, 2013

Annual Meeting (2016, 2014)


Member: Brad Karp

Diversity Professional: Danyale A. Price, Samantha Lopuszynski

Communications: Xenia Kobylarz