Michael A. Brody Associate

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Michael is a member of the Commercial Litigation department and  represents clients in complex commercial trial and appellate litigation in both state and federal courts. Michael has defended educational institutions in complex civil rights litigation.  Michael also focuses on defending energy companies and organizations in consumer protection lawsuits brought by state attorneys general. Additionally, our private equity clients regularly turn to Michael for guidance on navigating non-competes.

Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Michael clerked at both the trial and appellate level of the federal courts, serving the Honorable George W. Cannon, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Virgin Islands and the Honorable Bernice B. Donald of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.


  • Representation of a an American multinational technology company in a breach of trust civil litigation before the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
  • Representation of a student loan servicer in two putative nationwide class actions alleging violations of the bankruptcy discharge injunction with collection of student loans.
  • Representation of Clearwater Investment Holdings, LLC and related entities in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of Blackjewel L.L.C.  Blackjewel’s bankruptcy case was filed in the summer of 2019 after the debtors abruptly collapsed, leaving over 2,000 miners in Wyoming, Kentucky and West Virginia without their jobs, their benefits, or their final paychecks.  A Chapter 11 plan of liquidation was confirmed in 2021.  McGuireWoods’ representation includes the defense of Clearwater and its affiliates against a multitude of lawsuits which raise claims of fraudulent transfer, preferential transfer, breach of fiduciary duty, recharacterization, and equitable subordination.
  • Representation of an American video game holding company related to high-profile proceedings before the SEC, EEOC, and California DFEH.
  • Representation of an estate’s co-executor against allegations of breach of fiduciary duty, surcharge and falsification.