Bradley Schmarak

Board Member


Brad Schmarak is a Partner and the Global Co-Head of the Private Equity Group at ReedSmith law firm, where he has worked for more than 30 years. ReedSmith is well known internationally for its pro bono work representing asylum seekers, refugees, and victims of torture.

Brad’s work with refugees began while interning for a Member of Parliament in London during college. He worked closely with two Russian Pentecostal families fleeing religious persecution. They were eventually offered asylum in the U.S.

Brad holds an MS in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as well as a JD from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. He is the lead pro bono lawyer for One Goal, a member of the Board of Directors of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois’ Middle Market Open, and a trustee of Ravinia Festival.