Bradford D. Kaufman

Bradford D. Kaufman

Co-President

Brad D. Kaufman is Co-President of Greenberg Traurig.

Brad is also the Global Chairman of Professional Development and Integration as well as Co-Chair of the Securities Litigation Group. He focuses his practice on securities litigation and regulatory actions. He has represented major broker/dealers, investment banks and investment advisors in all aspects of their business, including traditional litigation in state and federal court as well as arbitrations.

Brad has defended both securities class actions and shareholder derivative claims. He has appeared as counsel in securities cases in most of the Federal Circuit Courts in the United States as well as before the United States Supreme Court. He has represented his clients in regulatory proceedings, arbitrations and administrative actions before FINRA, the New York Stock Exchange, National Association of Securities Dealers, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, National Futures Association, American Stock Exchange, Philadelphia Stock Exchange and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Brad has been listed as a “Top Lawyer” by the South Florida Legal Guide from 2009-2013 and has been selected by Super Lawyers magazine since 2006. He is rated AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5* and has been listed in Best Lawyers in America from 2008-2014. Brad was also listed in Chambers & Partners USA Guide, an annual listing of the leading business lawyers and law firms in the world, from 2007-2008. He frequently speaks at Securities Litigation and Arbitration Conferences, including the Practicing Law Institute, The American Conference Institute and many others.

Brad received his J.D. from Stetson University College of Law and his B.S. from Florida State University. Additionally, Brad serves as Treasurer of Greenberg Traurig.

Concentrations

  • Securities litigation
  • Securities regulatory actions and investigations
  • Employment law
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Capabilities

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), and Securities; Securities / Capital Markets Law; Securities Regulation, 2008-2019
    • Named, "Lawyer of the Year," Securities / Capital Markets Law, West Palm Beach, 2013, 2015 and 2018
    • Named, "Lawyer of the Year," Litigation - Securities, West Palm Beach, 2017
  • Winner, Daily Business Review, “Distinguished Leader,” 2019
  • Recognized, Palm Beach Illustrated, "Top Lawyers," 2018 
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2018
  • Listed, South Florida Legal Guide, "Top Lawyer," 2009-2016
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Litigation - Securities - Shareholder Litigation, 2013-2018
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Employment Practice Group of the Year," 2011 & 2013
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, National - Securities Law, 2007-2008
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5

°AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • Board of Directors, SunFest
  • Member, Vision 2016 Commission (Comprehensive Study of the Future Practice of Law), Florida Bar, 2013-2016 

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., cum laude, Stetson University College of Law, 1986
    • National Moot Court Board; Member
    • Dana Merit Scholar
    • American Jurisprudence Award
  • B.S., Criminology, Florida State University, 1982
Admissions
  • Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Supreme Court of the United States