Edwin E. Brooks is a trial lawyer who concentrates in the healthcare, energy, manufacturing, and financial services industries. He appears in courts and arbitrations around the country and is a AAA panel neutral.
As national counsel for one of the largest government-sponsored health plans, Ed handles healthcare litigation around the country. Ed also represents healthcare providers including Chicago area hospitals, health systems, and nursing homes. In the energy sector, Ed has handled several significant matters for a Midwest natural gas transmission and electric generation utility.
Ed is an adjunct professor at Northwestern University Law School where, for sixteen years, he has taught Trial Advocacy classes. He was a board member for two Illinois managed care organizations. Ed was vice-chair of the Health Care Liability & Litigation Group of the American Health Lawyers Association for six years. At McGuireWoods, he served on both the Associates and Contingency Fee Committees.
His pro bono work ranges from veteran’s advocacy to prosecuting civil hate crime claims. Prior to law school, he managed political campaigns in Michigan. Ed has presented on a wide range of topics in health care law, including managed care, where, for example, he served as Co-Chair of one of the premier managed care conferences. He also spoke on managed care issues to the Minnesota Bar Association.
Ed also speaks on other topics including arbitration, litigation strategies, bankruptcy, and alternative fee arrangements. He is a frequent contributor to Healthcare Liability & Litigation Health Briefs, published by the American Health Lawyers Association and writes on health law topics for a range of other publications.
Ed’s work uncovering a Florida Ponzi scheme perpetrated by Lou Pearlman, founder of Backstreet Boys and ‘N Sync, was featured on CNBC’s American Greed, in theVanity Fair article “Mad About the Boys,” on Investigation Discovery Channel’s Vanity Fair Confidential, and in a book titled The Hit Charade by Tyler Gray.
- 2017 Lead Counsel on behalf of managed care organization involving over 100,000 medical claims.
- In 2016, lead counsel in a two week jury trial in Cook County, Illinois, defending a managed care plan arising out of a provider termination. Defense verdict after three hours deliberation.
- In 2016, lead counsel on behalf of managed care payer in an Arbitration involving 50,000 medical claims.
- Lead counsel defending a public utility over an alleged breach of a power purchase agreement for wind energy.
- Lead counsel defending former pharmacy owners from fraud and breach of fiduciary duty claims by sellers of closely held interest. Won summary judgment.
- Lead counsel in a bench trial on behalf of the Chapter 11 Trustee in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York over a failed 363 Sale. Judgment in our clients favor. Upheld on appeal.
- Represented the owner and former CEO of a national home building company through Chapter 11 proceedings including adversary actions and plan confirmation.
- Defended Medicaid managed care organization against a multimillion dollar reimbursement claim brought by a publicly traded pharmacy.
- Prosecuted claim for breach of a software agreement on behalf of a large health system against a global company that developed and sold electronic health records software.
- DePaul University, JD, 1986
- Alma College, BA, 1982
- U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
- U.S. Supreme Court
- Adjunct Professor, Northwestern University Law School
- Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association
- Former Board of Director, Two Illinois Managed Care Organizations
- Member, Dispute Resolution Service Council, American Health Lawyers Association, 2017-present
- Member and Appointed Vice-chair, Health Care Liability & Litigation Group, American Health Lawyers Association, 2010-2016
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