Aaron W. Brooks

Of Counsel

Information Technology, Privacy and Security
Health Care | HIPAA

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Brooks Aaron W.

Aaron Brooks is Of Counsel to the firm and focuses his practice on privacy/security compliance and technology transactions. Typical projects include: (i) Providing guidance to clients who manage highly sensitive data; (ii) designing and implementing compliance strategies for HIPAA, CCPA, GDPR, and other privacy and security frameworks; and (iii) representing clients on technology acquisition, implementation and data migration projects. Mr. Brooks also serves as the firm’s Security Officer and Chief Information Officer. He is currently the Vice-Chair of ISBA’s Intellectual Property Section Council, CLE Coordinator for ISBA’s Committee on Legal Technology, and Chair of the DCBA Law Practice Management & Technology Section.

University of Illinois JD (magna cum laude) 1996
Christopher Newport University BA (cum laude) 1993

State of Illinois 1996
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois 1996

Illinois State Bar Association Intellectual Property Section Council (2021 Vice-Chair)
DuPage County Bar Association Law Practice and Technology Section (2021 Chair)
Illinois State Bar Association Committee on Legal Technology

“Leading Lawyer”, Illinois
“Super Lawyers: Rising Star”, Illinois
Illinois State Bar Association, Lincoln Award Winner

U.S. Navy, Nuclear Power Program (1987-1993)
HolmstromKennedyPC (1996-Present)

“The Effect of HIPAA’s Privacy Regulations on Employers and Group Health Plans,” 91 Ill. Bar J. 193 (April 2003);
“The Law of Privacy: Past, Present and Future,” ISBA Intellectual Property Newsletter, Vol. 42, No. 1 (October 2002);
“The Gramm-Leach Bliley Act: Does it Apply to You?” (Co-authored with Megan G. Heeg), 90 Ill. Bar J. 412 (August 2002);
“From Ink to e-sign: A Conceptual History of the Electronic Signature,” ISBA Intellectual Property Newsletter, Vol. 40, No. 2 (February 2001);
“A Brief History of the UDRP,” ISBA Intellectual Property Newsletter, Vol. 39, No. 3 (May 2000);
“Domain-Marks: The Cautious Interplay Between Trademarks and Internet Domain Names,” 74 Ill. Bar. J. 88 (February 2000) (winner, First Place Lincoln Writing Award);
“The Business Attorney’s Guide to Trade Names,” 87 Ill. Bar. J. 526 (October 1999) 
(winner, Third Place Lincoln Writing Award);
“How to Protect Your Client’s Web Site,” 86 Ill. Bar J. 70 (February 1998) (winner, First Place Lincoln Writing Award);
“The Trustee’s Balancing Act: Impartiality When a Beneficiary Goes Bad,” 86 Ill. Bar J. 22 (January 1998);
“Chuck the Box: Proposed Entity Classification Regulations Bring Bad Policy,” 70 Tax Notes 1669 (1996).