Rakim H. D. Brooks is a skilled trial and appellate attorney who represents primarily plaintiffs in high-stakes commercial litigation across a variety of practices and industries. A few of his recent representations include the City of Sacramento in one of the many opioid-related suits against drug manufacturers, a trio of United States senators in their filing of a high-profile amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court, and the NASDAQ Stock Market in a securities class action.
Rakim joined Susman Godfrey after clerking on the United States Courts of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit for now Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the Ninth Circuit for Judge William Fletcher, and the South African Constitutional Court for Justice Edwin Cameron. Prior to Susman Godfrey, Rakim was a Cochran Fellow at Neufeld, Scheck & Brustin where he litigated Section 1983 civil rights claims on behalf of the wrongfully convicted. He earned an A.B. from Brown University, a masters from Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar, an M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management, and a J.D. from Yale Law School.
Rakim is a proud board member of the Alliance for Justice, and a member of the LBGT Bar Association of Greater New York, the Metropolitan Black Bar Association, and the National Bar Association.