pdf

The American Lawyer: 7 People, 4 Lawyers, 3 Dogs and Spotty Wi-Fi: In Quarantine With O’Melveny Chairman Brad Butwin

May 19, 2020

O’Melveny chair Bradley Butwin was featured in this American Lawyer interview about his work and home life during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Many families have gathered together to weather self-isolating mandates across the country,” the publication wrote. “But few could match the legal—and canine—congregation now assembled under the Long Island roof of O’Melveny & Myers’ Bradley Butwin.”

Butwin, who was just reelected to another term as O’Melveny’s chair, is quarantining with his wife of 31 years; his oldest daughter, a first-year associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell; his two sons, recent Fordham Law grads who are headed to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and Proskauer Rose, respectively; a fiancé; his youngest daughter, a high school junior; and three dogs, Am Law explained.

“The house requires extensive coordination and lots of quiet time. Our protocol is to start with a group chat in the morning and find out who needs quiet time and when,” said Butwin. “As a practical matter, just as the pandemic is a once in a century issue, I think this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for us. I would like to say that we will continue to be together as much as we are now, but the reality is this is a really busy family doing things that require their attention.”

Read the full article here.