Committed to the communities O’Melveny serves, Brad met the challenges of 2020-2021 by cofounding and serving on the Board of Advisors of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance, which has united almost 300 firms in the fight against structural racism in the law. He is also a dedicated member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, which promotes a more open and diverse legal profession, and a board member of both Only Make Believe, a nonprofit that creates and performs interactive theater for children in hospitals and care facilities, and the Legal Aid Society. In an effort to bring affordable legal representation to underserved communities, Brad cofounded the Court Square Law Project, an innovative public-private collaboration that paired new law school graduates with clients of modest means. A longtime supporter of Fordham Law School, Brad was the Chair of the Financial Aid Campaign and is a member of the Dean’s Planning Council.
For his dedication to justice, Brad was honored with the 2021 Judge Learned Hand Award from the American Jewish Committee. He previously 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 are now practicing lawyers; their youngest, age 18, is a talented dance instructor. Brad and Randi were recently honored by Temple Judea of Manhasset for their many years of dedicated service to the temple and the community.