David Pivnick‘s practice is focused on complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on healthcare litigation. He has represented and advised clients across the country, including hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and medical device manufacturers, in a variety of matters involving managed care issues, contract law, restrictive covenants, trade secrets, injunctive relief, the False Claims Act, unfair competition, partnership disputes, and products liability. David has also provided clients with guidance on compliance issues and conducted internal investigations relating to compliance and other issues.
David currently serves on McGuireWoods’ Chicago office Recruiting Committee Associates Advisory Board.
At the University of Illinois College of Law, David graduated first in his class and was the recipient of Rickert Awards for Excellence in Academic Achievement and in Service.
Catherine Hess has nearly 20 years of government, private practice, and in-house experience in healthcare fraud and abuse investigations and compliance. Drawing on her unique experience, Catherine represents healthcare clients in a wide variety of criminal, civil, and administrative government enforcement matters, including matters brought under the federal False Claims Act, federal and state anti-kickback statues, the federal Physician Self-Referral (Stark) law, and other false claim and overpayment laws. From 2007 to 2013, Catherine served in several roles at the HHS-OIG, including acting Deputy Chief and Senior Counsel in the Administrative and Civil Remedies Branch of the Office of Counsel, as well as a detail appointment as the Special Assistant to the Principal Deputy. In her role as Senior Counsel, she oversaw a vast and complex portfolio of False Claims Act and Civil Monetary Penalty Law cases.
Brett Barnett’s practice is focused on complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on healthcare litigation. He has represented and advised healthcare and other clients across the country in a variety of regulatory, governance, market, and financial matters.
Before joining McGuireWoods, Brett was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Roger B. Cosbey of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. As a student, he worked as a judicial extern for the Honorable Jeffrey Ford of the 6th Judicial Circuit of Illinois and the Honorable Thomas Harris of the 11th Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois.
At the University of Illinois College of Law, Brett graduated first in his class and was the recipient of the Rickert Award for Excellence in Academic Achievement.