Bradley J. Butwin

Partner at O'Melveny

Bradley J. Butwin has served as Chair of O’Melveny & Myers LLP, an internationally acclaimed law firm of more than 800 attorneys in 17 offices worldwide. Under Brad’s leadership, O’Melveny has for ten consecutive years ranked in the top tier of The American Lawyer’s “A-List”, which recognizes the nation’s most “well-rounded” firms in the areas of associate satisfaction, revenue per lawyer, pro bono engagement, racial diversity, and gender diversity among the partnership, claiming the #1 spot in 2021. O’Melveny has also been a perennial honoree in The American Lawyer’s “Litigation Department of the Year” awards, earning second place in the 2020 competition. And it has been a repeat winner in Vault’s Law Firm Rankings, earning #1 in both 2019 and 2020 and #2 in 2021 across Vault’s most important Quality of Life rankings, including “Best Law Firm To Work For” and “Best Overall Diversity.”

In addition to his many leadership roles, which have included Chair of the Litigation Department, Brad maintains an active practice. Chambers USA ranks Brad among the top securities litigators in the nation and has rated him as one of the leading commercial litigators in New York. Chambers reports that Brad is “extremely dedicated to his clients,” who describe him as a “brilliant mind” and “standout lawyer”—“always reachable and responsive.” Benchmark Litigation has regularly named Brad a “Local Litigation Star,” a “National Litigation Star,” and a “National Securities Star,” and consistently lists him as one of the country’s top securities litigators. Citing peers, Benchmark calls Brad “a superb litigator—tenacious, smart, high-energy and quite effective, with good judgment.” The Legal 500 has recognized Brad’s securities litigation practice, and Best Lawyers identifies Brad as a leading commercial litigator.


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