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O’Melveny’s Butwin Profiled By Fordham LawyerDecember 17, 2015 The December 10, 2015, edition of the Fordham Lawyer profiles O’Melveny & Myers Chair Bradley J. Butwin and discusses his career “of not choosing the easy or expedient path.” One of his earliest cases as a young associate was handling a pro bono appeal for a black man in Georgia who was sentenced to death. “Most of my peers were spending the bulk of their time on billable work for clients, as was I, but rather than playing it safe on commercial work, I was running around the back roads of Georgia and Alabama looking for mitigation witnesses and the truth,” Butwin said in the article. “I learned more about the law and about myself from that case than from anything else I’ve worked on.”
Over the next three decades, Butwin’s career brought him to O’Melveny, where he guides the 130-year-old law firm and “has been praised as one of the nation’s top securities litigators.” In addition to his legal work, Butwin chairs the Dean’s Scholars Initiative at Fordham and, as a member of the University’s Financial Aid Campaign Committee, works with other alumni advisory groups to garner support for the University’s financial aid campaign.