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

Laura Brookover focuses on the areas of commercial litigation, class action defense, and state and federal enforcement actions with particular emphasis on consumer protection law and the financial services sector.

Ms. Brookover rejoins the firm after serving as Senior Trial Attorney in the Division of Enforcement at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). While at the CFTC, Ms. Brookover litigated enforcement actions in federal courts across the country. She served as lead trial counsel in a case charging false statements violations, which marked the first time the agency brought charges under its false statements authority to trial. Ms. Brookover was part of the Division of Enforcement’s Spoofing Task Force, and she investigated and brought spoofing charges against individuals and trading firms. During her time at the CFTC, Ms. Brookover also worked with counterparts at Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission on parallel investigations and inquiries.

  • 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)