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Two Whiteford Lawyers on Benchmark Litigation 40 & Under Hotlist

Date: August 6, 2019
Two lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston have been named to the Benchmark Litigation 40 & Under Hotlist: Todd M. Brooks and Aaron L. Casagrande.  Both are identified by peers and clients as being among the most notable up-and-coming litigation attorneys in the United States.  Mr. Brooks and Mr. Casagrande are two of three total Maryland lawyers to have been selected for this national ranking. 

Todd Brooks. A partner in the Baltimore office and Co-Chair of the firm’s Reorganizations & Bankruptcy Practice Group, Mr. Brooks represents clients in federal and state bankruptcy, insolvency and receivership cases-including debtors, creditors, trustees and receivers.  In addition to serving clients in commercial litigation matters and handling dozens of appeals during his career, Mr. Brooks routinely prosecutes and defends bankruptcy claw-back claims, devoting substantial time to proceedings involving pre-bankruptcy payments made by a debtor involved in a Ponzi (or other fraudulent) scheme. He is a member of the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the District of Maryland and the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Aaron Casagrande. A partner in the Baltimore office and a Co-Chair of the firm’s Electronic Discovery Practice Group, Mr. Casagrande’s practice includes a broad array of business litigation matters, including representing companies, creditors, and trustees in connection with investigations and litigation involving director and officer liability claims, mismanagement and business fraud, government investigations, antitrust matters, land use litigation, and other business-related claims.  He also represents companies, creditors, and trustees in financial restructurings and bankruptcy proceedings.  He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the District of Maryland and the American Bankruptcy Institute.

About Benchmark Litigation: Benchmark Litigation focuses exclusively on the North American litigation market and conducts extensive interviews each year to identify leading lawyers in each state and nationally.  The “highly recommended” listings identify the firms deemed “dominant” in the state, based on the interviews with clients and peers.
About Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP: With over 170 attorneys, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston provides a comprehensive range of sophisticated, cost-effective business law and litigation services to clients ranging from innovative start-ups to middle market companies to global enterprises.  Our growing Mid-Atlantic footprint includes sixteen offices in Delaware, D.C., Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia.