Brady C. Williamson Jr.

Adjunct Professor


J.D., Georgetown University Law Center

Teaching Areas:
Constitutional Law
Election Law

Recently Taught Courses
940 Comparative Constitutions: Egypt & the Arab Spring
940 Constitutional Development: Emerging Democracies


Brady Williamson is a constitutional and corporate litigator who has taught periodically at the University of Wisconsin Law School for more than 25 years. Brady is a member of the firm's Business Finance and Restructuring Practice and Media Law Groups. He has successfully represented clients in the U.S. Supreme Court, and he often has appeared in the federal and state appellate courts on constitutional issues.

He has long been involved in constitutional and election law projects in Iraq, Southern Sudan, Bangladesh and Ukraine, traveling frequently to Baghdad and East Africa to work with the committees drafting new national and regional constitutions. His latest trip to Iraq came just before the 2010 parliamentary elections and to Southern Sudan in 2011 just before the country's independence. His constitutional work has been sponsored under a grant from the U.S. government, by the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, a non-profit organization working to strengthen democracy world-wide. He has also served on the public advisory committees formed by U.S. Senators to help evaluate federal judicial nominees.

In the United States, Brady's legal practice focuses on appellate advocacy and corporate law and reorganization. He has argued and won a U.S. Supreme Court case that addressed the relationship between federal and state law, and he has litigated a wide range of Equal Protection, Due Process and First Amendment cases.

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. Brady is a member of the National Bankruptcy Conference, whose membership is limited to 60 academics, judges and practitioners with a focus on bankruptcy law. He is also a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the American College of Bankruptcy.

On December 23, 2009, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York appointed him an examiner in the General Motors reorganization cases. The firm and Brady also serve counsel to the Fee Committee in the Lehman Brothers Chapter 11 proceedings.

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