Brett W. Barnett


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  • University of Illinois College of Law, JD, summa cum laude, Member, University of Illinois Law Review, 2013
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BA, Political Science and English, 2008
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Brett’s practice is focused on complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on healthcare litigation. He has represented and advised healthcare and other clients across the country in a variety of regulatory, governance, market, and financial matters.

Before joining McGuireWoods, Brett was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Roger B. Cosbey of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. As a student, he worked as a judicial extern for the Honorable Jeffrey Ford of the 6th Judicial Circuit of Illinois and the Honorable Thomas Harris of the 11th Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois.

At the University of Illinois College of Law, Brett graduated first in his class and was the recipient of the Rickert Award for Excellence in Academic Achievement.

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Brett Barnett
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Recognized in "Readers Choice Awards", Top Read Article, Construction Industry, “Tenth Circuit Elaborates Upon FCA’s Materiality Requirement,” JD Supra, 2016

Co-author, Managed Care Quarterly Review: Issue 1, McGuireWoods LLP, September 2017
Co-author, "False Claims Act Litigation under the Affordable Care Act," GP Solo, American Bar Assocation, March/April 2015
Speaker, 2018 Anti-Kickback and Stark Act Issues, January 24, 2018
Speaker, "Key Considerations in Drafting and Enforcing Physician Noncompete Agreements," Healthcare Litigation and Compliance Webinar Series, May 23, 2017
Speaker, "7 Elements of an Effective Compliance Plan and Mitigating Compliance Risk," Healthcare Litigation and Compliance Webinar Series, November 14, 2017
Speaker, "Part One: Healthcare Litigation - Out of Network, False Claims Cases and Antitrust Issues," Healthcare Webinar Series, March 9, 2017
Speaker, "Key Considerations for Identifying Conflicts of Interest and Implementing Conflicts Disclosure Requirements," Physician Hospitals of America Members Webinar, April 5, 2017
Speaker, "Litigation of ASCs - The Big Issues for ASCs," Becker’s ASC 23rd Annual Meeting: The Business and Operations of ASCs, Chicago, IL, October 27, 2016
Speaker, Healthcare Litigation: False Claims, Antitrust and Commercial Issues, McGuireWoods Seminar, December 14, 2015
Speaker, "False Claims, Commercial Litigation and More," Healthcare Litigation and Compliance, McGuireWoods LLP Healthcare Teleconference, November 11, 2015
Moderator, "High Reliability Principles & Healthcare," Becker's Hospital Review Annual CIO/HIT + Revenue Cycle Summit, Becker's Hospital Review, July 21, 2015