Rakim H. D. Brooks is a cross-divisional campaign strategist with the American Civil Liberties Union and a public interest appellate lawyer. He is committed to a judiciary that reflects America’s diversity and the Constitution’s promise of a more perfect union.
Prior to joining the ACLU, Rakim was an associate at the National leading litigation boutique, Susman Godfrey. He clerked 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. Rakim was also 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.