Brooke Clason Smith is an Associate at Keller Lenkner LLC. A creative and persistent advocate, she has litigated complex cases on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants, consistently crafting novel and winning arguments.
At Keller Lenkner, Brooke represents plaintiffs in a variety of disputes before courts and arbitration panels across the country, with particular focus on antitrust and consumer-protection matters.
Brooke has experience across all phases of litigation, including briefing and arguing dispositive motions and appeals, managing discovery, first-chairing depositions, drafting pre-trial submissions, and examining witnesses. She has assisted in successfully resolving cases pre-litigation and on the eve of trial.
Recognized as a top legal talent, Brooke is listed in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, a national recognition for early-career attorneys who have exhibited excellence in private practice.
Before joining Keller Lenkner, Brooke was an associate at Schiff Hardin LLP in Chicago, where she litigated complex commercial, intellectual property, and criminal matters at the trial and appellate levels and represented clients in government and internal investigations.
Of her most notable matters, Brooke assisted in successfully prosecuting claims against Fox Broadcasting Company for the unauthorized use of Muhammad Ali’s identity in a promotional video broadcast during the pregame Super Bowl show. She also participated in the independent evaluation of Chicago Public Schools’ policies and procedures for preventing and responding to sexual misconduct following the Chicago Tribune’s “Betrayed” series, which resulted in substantial institutional reform. .
Brooke earned her law degree from the University of Chicago Law School, where she was a Rubenstein Scholar and an editor of the University of Chicago Law Review. She graduated with honors from Brigham Young University, where she studied economics and music.