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Madison, WI 53701-2719
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Brady Williamson is a constitutional and corporate litigator who has taught periodically at the University of Wisconsin Law School for more than 20 years. Brady is a member of the firm’s Business, Finance and Restructuring Practice Group. He has successfully represented clients in the U.S. Supreme Court, see, e.g., Farrey v. Sanderfoot, 500 U.S. 291 (1991), and he often has appeared in the federal and state appellate courts. His bankruptcy work has focused on the representation of secured creditors, committees and debtors in Chapter 11 proceedings.

In the last several terms, the U.S. Supreme Court has decided a series of bankruptcy cases in which Brady and the firm have filed amicus briefs, including briefs for AARP, the national organization that represents more than 35 million older Americans. In Till v. SCS Credit Corp., 541 U.S. 465 (2004), Rousey v. Jacoway, 544 U.S. 320 (2005), and Central Virginia Community College v. Katz, 126 S. Ct. 990 (2006), the Court’s opinions have adopted concepts advanced in those briefs.

Since late 2004, he has been involved in constitutional and election law projects in Iraq, Sudan and Ukraine, traveling frequently to Baghdad and East Africa to work with the committees drafting new national and regional constitutions. His constitutional work has been sponsored, under a grant from the U.S. government, by the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, a nonprofit organization working to strengthen and expand democracy world?wide. In the United States, Brady’s legal practice focuses on appellate advocacy and corporate law and reorganization, and he has litigated a wide range of Equal Protection, Due Process and First Amendment cases, including election law and campaign finance disputes.

In 1996, Brady was appointed by the President of the United States to chair the National Bankruptcy Review Commission, which submitted its 1,300 page report to Congress, the Chief Justice and the President on October 20, 1997. A 1975 graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center, Brady is also a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the American College of Bankruptcy.