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Brad Butwin

Brad Butwin


O'Melveny & Myers LLP

For more than a decade, Bradley J. Butwin has served as Chair of O’Melveny & Myers LLP, an internationally acclaimed law firm of more than 800 attorneys in 18 offices worldwide. Under Butwin’s leadership, O’Melveny has ranked in the top tier of The American Lawyer’s A-List for ten consecutive years—claiming the #1 spot in 2021.

Chambers USA ranks Butwin among the top securities litigators in the nation, and has rated him as one of the leading commercial litigators in New York. He is also a dedicated member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, which promotes a more open and diverse legal profession. In an effort to bring affordable legal representation to underserved communities, Butwin cofounded the Court Square Law Project, an innovative, public-private collaboration that pairs new law school graduates with clients of modest means. Butwin received his JD from Fordham Law School, where he served as commentary editor of the Fordham Law Review. He also received his BBA in risk and insurance from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He and his wife, Randi, have four children, three of whom played Division I soccer at the collegiate level, and are now practicing lawyers. Their youngest, age 19, is a talented dance instructor and proud Badger. Butwin and Randi were recently honored by Temple Judea of Manhasset for their many years of dedicated service to the temple and the community.