Scott Brooks is an associate and a member of the firm’s litigation and investigations practice groups.
After graduating summa cum laude from George Mason University School of Law, where Mr. Brooks served as editor-in-chief of the George Mason Law Review, he clerked for the Honorable Stephanie D. Thacker of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the Honorable Paul W. Grimm of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.
Mr. Brooks successfully represented Fusion GPS principals Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch in a RICO suit filed against them: Halvorssen v. Simpson, Case No. 2:18-cv-2684 (ENV) (RLM) (E.D.N.Y. Order of Dismissal with Prejudice Aug. 26, 2019), affirmed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (Mar. 18, 2020).
On behalf of the Rwandan government, Mr. Brooks has been part of the team at Levy Firestone Muse LLP that has been investigating the role of the French government in connection with the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. He was one of the primary drafters of the 600-page report.
Mr. Brooks is a former journalist, having worked as a political reporter and columnist for New Hampshire’s statewide daily newspaper. He later served as a political and economic analyst at the United States embassy in Algiers, Algeria.
He is a member of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia bars, and is admitted to practice in the Fourth Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.