Committed to the communities O’Melveny serves, Brad met the challenges of 2020-2022 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; the New York State Bar Association’s Task Force on Advancing Diversity, which is devoted to preserving the benefits that flow from fostering diverse environments in the wake of the US Supreme Court’s decision in Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina and Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard University; and the New York Attorney General’s Pro Bono Task Force for Reproductive Health, formed in response to the Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Additionally, Brad is a board member of Only Make Believe, a nonprofit that creates and performs interactive theater for children in hospitals and care facilities. 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, and, on behalf of Lawyers Alliance of New York, he served as Chair of its annual law firm appeal. A longtime supporter of Fordham Law School, Brad was the Chair of the Financial Aid Campaign and is a member of both the Dean’s Planning Council and the Advisory Board of the Feerick Center for Social Justice at Fordham Law School. Brad also serves on the External Advisory Board of the University of Wisconsin’s School of Business.
For his achievements as O’Melveny Chair, New York Law Journal recognized Brad with its Distinguished Leader Award in 2023. 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, and was honored by Temple Judea of Manhasset for his many years of dedicated service to the temple and the community. Brad 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 achievements in the law and in public service, the Fordham Law Alumni Association awarded Brad its Medal of Achievement, the highest honor it bestows; the Fordham Law Review Alumni Association awarded Brad its Leonard F. Manning Achievement Award; and the Feerick Center for Social Justice at Fordham Law School awarded Brad its Spirit of Service Award.
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 20, is a talented dance instructor and proud Badger.