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Laura Brookover
Special Counsel
Washington +1 202 662 5401 lbrookover@cov.com Download V-card

Laura Brookover has extensive experience in the areas of commercial litigation, class action defense, and state and federal enforcement actions with particular emphasis on the financial services sector.

Ms. Brookover rejoins the firm after serving in the Division of Enforcement at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), where she litigated enforcement actions in federal courts across the country. Earlier this year, Ms. Brookover served as lead counsel in a federal court trial and secured a verdict for the CFTC on all counts, obtaining the agency’s first-ever litigation victory under its Dodd-Frank Act false statements authority. Ms. Brookover also served in the agency’s Spoofing Task Force, and she investigated numerous spoofing matters and built federal court cases as part of an industry sweep. During her time with the government, Ms. Brookover also worked with counterparts at DOJ and SEC on parallel investigations and inquiries.

At the firm, Ms. Brookover brings her extension litigation experience to bear in complex commercial and consumer litigation in federal and state court.

  • Representation of major banks in various nationwide putative class action lawsuits alleging violations of RICO, FDCPA, and other federal and state laws.
  • Representation of a major bank in CFPB enforcement actions relating to unfair and deceptive practices allegations.
  • Representation of major banks in enforcement actions brought by state attorneys general relating to credit card add-on products.
  • Representation of a cosmetics company in nationwide class action lawsuit alleging deceptive product labeling.
  • Representation of a stock exchange in state attorney general investigation alleging violations of state securities laws.
  • Representation of a global network communications provider in contractual dispute with satellite manufacturer.
  • Representation of a pharmaceutical developer in contractual dispute relating to drug license agreement.

Pro Bono

  • Representation of indigent client bringing § 1983 excessive force claims against police officer after client was shot during routine arrest, resulting in substantial settlement.
  • Representation of client wrongfully convicted of murder bringing §1983 claims against individual and municipal defendants for failing to turn over exculpatory evidence.

Previous Experience

  • U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Senior Trial Attorney (2014-2018)