Biography

Lia Marie Brooks is an associate in the firm's litigation department.

In addition to representation of clients, Ms. Brooks organizes and leads the firm’s efforts in mentoring students from Flushing High School in annual moot court and mock trial competitions that are sponsored by the Justice Resource Center.

She is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) through the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Representative Matters

Complex Commercial Cases
Representation of Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in pursuit of claims for unfair and deceptive marketing practices of banks and credit card companies.

Representation of financial guaranty insurers in breach of contract and fraud actions concerning residential mortgage-backed securities.

Representation of multinational analytics and research provider in dispute over allegations of underpayment of royalties owed under licensing agreement.

Representation of non-profit organization in mediating dispute over enforceability of business equipment lease.

Representation of non-profit corporation in investigation and recovery of items of cultural and historical value.

False Advertising
Representation of online commercial real estate listing provider in asserting false advertising claims against competitor.

Internal Investigations
Representation of employees of global financial services corporation in connection with government investigations into alleged manipulation of London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) and other benchmark rates.

Pro Bono
Representation of death row inmate in Alabama post-conviction collateral proceedings, including Rule 32 evidentiary hearing.

Representation of Staten Island community organization in development and registration of mark.

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • New York
  • New Jersey

Languages

  • Spanish (proficient)

Professional Activities

MEMBER: Federal Bar Council, Intellectual Property Committee; Federal Bar Council Inn of Court; New York City Bar Association (Professional Responsibility Committee, 2012-2015); New York State Bar Association Task Force on Non-Lawyer Ownership (Secretary, 2012); Practicing Attorneys for Law Students (PALS), Attorney Mentor

HONORS: The National Black Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40 (2015)