Committed to the communities O’Melveny serves, Brad is a dedicated board member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), which promotes a more open and diverse legal profession. He recently received a 2019 LCLD Compass Award, a designation that recognizes the most active LCLD individuals and organizations. Brad is also active on the boards of Only Make Believe, a nonprofit that creates and performs interactive theater for children in hospitals and care facilities, the Legal Aid Society, the Supreme Court Historical Society, and the American Society of Legal Writers. In an effort to bring affordable legal representation to underserved communities, Brad cofounded the Court Square Law Project, an innovative public-private collaboration that pairs new law school graduates with clients of modest means. The American Bar Association named the Court Square Project the 2019 recipient of the Louis M. Brown Award, which recognizes exemplary programs that enable affordable access to legal services for those of moderate incomes. A longtime supporter of Fordham Law School, Brad is the Chairman of the Financial Aid Campaign and a member of the Dean’s Planning Council.
For his dedication to justice, Brad received the Human Relations Award from the New York Lawyers Division of the Anti-Defamation League. He was also presented with the New York City Bar Association’s Thurgood Marshall Award for his role in freeing a wrongly convicted man from Georgia’s death row. In recognition of his outstanding achievement in the law, the Fordham Law Alumni Association awarded Brad its Medal of Achievement, the highest honor it bestows, and the Fordham Law Review Alumni Association awarded Brad its Leonard F. Manning Achievement Award in recognition of his professional achievements.
Before entering private practice, Brad served as a law clerk for US District Judge David N. Edelstein (S.D.N.Y.). Brad received his J.D. from Fordham Law School, where he served as Commentary Editor of the Law Review, and his B.B.A. in Risk & Insurance from the University of Wisconsin. He and his wife, Randi, have four children, three of whom played Division I soccer at the collegiate level and now attend law school; their youngest, age 16, is a talented dance instructor. A longtime Vice-President, Board Member, and Premier Program Director of the Albertson Soccer Club, Brad was honored with its Lifetime Achievement Award.