McGuireWoods Adds Prominent Business Litigation Partner in Chicago

March 10, 2008

Edwin Brooks Brings Experience in Complex Business Litigation, Health Care Litigation, Financial Institution, and Bankruptcy Litigation

McGuire Woods LLP announced today that Edwin E. Brooks is joining the firm’s Chicago office as a partner in the Business Litigation and Restructuring & Insolvency Practices. Brooks focuses his practice on representing businesses in complex commercial litigation and bankruptcy litigation.

“The addition of Ed in our Chicago office is part of our plan to both continue expanding in Chicago and in our nationally recognized litigation practice,” said Terrence M. Bagley, Deputy Managing Partner – Litigation for McGuireWoods. “Ed has a national litigation practice particularly in the areas of complex business, health care, and bankruptcy matters. We are excited for Ed to join our firm and help lead the firm’s efforts in this area.”

Brooks had been a partner in the Chicago office of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. “I am very excited to join McGuire Woods, a dynamic firm that is nationally recognized in commercial litigation,” Brooks said. “The firm provides a platform for me to enhance my practice and work with the many fine lawyers in McGuire Woods’ strong litigation group.”

Brooks represents health care entities and other businesses in complex business disputes involving class actions, payer disputes, fraud, breach of fiduciary duties, breach of contract, injunctions, mergers and acquisitions, medical credentialing and bankruptcy litigation. He has also represented secured and unsecured creditors in restructurings and loan defaults and businesses in preference actions, fraudulent conveyances, plan treatment, and claim disputes.

In addition to his practice, Brooks is an adjunct professor at Northwestern University Law School where he has taught trial advocacy since 2000. He was named one of the country’s Outstanding Healthcare Litigators in 2005 and 2006 by Nightingales Healthcare News.