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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 class action defense, commercial litigation, and government enforcement actions with particular emphasis on complex financial markets. Ms. Brookover represents financial institutions and other clients in class actions and commercial disputes.

She 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. Ms. Brookover served as lead trial counsel and secured a rare verdict for the CFTC on all counts, obtaining the agency’s first-ever litigation victory under its false statements authority. She also served on the agency’s Spoofing Task Force. 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 continues to advise on issues relating to commodity and derivatives markets, including foreign corruption, manipulation, and disruptive trading.

  • Currently representing large national bank in commercial contract dispute.
  • Currently representing large national bank in class action litigation.
  • Successfully represented national banks in various nationwide putative class action lawsuits alleging violations of RICO, FDCPA, and other federal and state laws.
  • Obtained favorable settlements in federal and state enforcement actions relating to unfair and deceptive practices allegations.
  • Advised global network communications provider in contractual dispute with satellite manufacturer.

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)