SUSAN
BROOKS

Principal & Practice Leader

An attorney and management consultant, Susan has over twenty years of experience in human resources management, recruitment strategies and communications for businesses, nonprofit organizations, and political advocacy groups. Susan presents regularly on the subject of models of success for women in the professional realm. She also counsels prospective law students on gaining admission to law school and is a message consultant for advocacy organizations.

Susan’s areas of expertise include human resources management with an emphasis on policy and process, employee relations including internal communications, investigations and performance management, diversity recruitment and management, and attorney recruitment. She has counseled clients including large law firms, financial services companies, nonprofit organizations and political advocacy campaigns. She has been instrumental in the smooth integration of disparate workforces and change management strategic planning. She has over twenty years of experience in the legal profession in all facets – as an attorney, a recruiter, an administrator and a law school admissions officer.

Susan’s experience with and interest in diversity in the legal profession began when she joined New York Law School as the associate director of admissions. A regional law school serving many first-generation college graduates, New York Law School has a special mission to underrepresented communities in the legal profession. Susan was instrumental in developing diversity recruiting initiatives that involved outreach to prospective law students in diverse and underserved communities. This experience has continued through roles at Georgetown University Law Center, and Crowell & Moring, LLP, where Susan was charged with developing recruiting events and materials aimed at diverse students. Susan also served as a member of the firm’s Attorney Development Committee and its Diversity Committee, and she was an integral part of the attorney development process. After two years, Susan was promoted to Director of Human Resources at Crowell & Moring.

As an attorney, Susan appeared before numerous federal district and appeals courts. She is an inactive member of the Louisiana and Pennsylvania bar associations.

Susan has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Louisiana State University, and a Juris Doctor degree from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State.