Davida Brook
Partner
Los Angeles Office Phone: (310) 789-3105 Email Download vCard Print Bio to PDF
Education
  • Columbia University, (B.A., magna cum laude)
  • Stanford Law School (J.D.)
Judicial Clerkship

Law Clerk to the Honorable Raymond C. Fisher, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Davida Brook
Partner

“Davida Brook is the best young litigator I’ve ever seen in court. Intelligent, articulate, and always well prepared. There isn’t anyone I would rather have representing me in trial.”

– Steven Lamar, Beats by Dr. Dre Concept Creator and Founder of ROAM Audio

Named one of the Top 40 Under 40 Lawyers in California in 2018, one of the Top Women Lawyers in California in 2017 by The Daily Journal  and a Next Generation Leader in Tech Law by The Recorder (2018, ALM), Davida Brook’s practice focuses on commercial litigation at both trial and appellate levels, and ranges from two-party business and employment disputes to complex, multi-party and class action cases involving securities, contract, and patent law. Ms. Brook has been recognized for her work on several occasions, most recently for her role in securing an important appellate victory against Beats Electronics, Dr. Dre, and Jimmy Iovine, in a case involving royalties owed to client Steven Lamar from sales of several models of the popular Beats by Dr. Dre headphones.  Click here for more on the matter and here for a profile on Ms. Brook’s contribution to the case.

Ms Brook has also achieved success in multi-million dollar class action matters. In 2015, she was an integral part of a legal team that represented a class of 7,000 limited partners who invested in oil and gas limited partnerships and alleged that they voted to divest themselves of their partnership rights based on false and misleading statements and omissions in defendants’ proxy statements, losing millions in the process. After three years of hard fought litigation, Ms. Brook’s team obtained a $37.5 million settlement for the class. Click here for more on that matter.

Prior to joining Susman Godfrey, Ms. Brook served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Raymond C. Fisher in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Ms. Brook serves on the Advisory Board for the Western Center on Law and Poverty and on the Bet Tzedek New Leadership Council. She also serves as a board member for the New Girls Network. During law school, Ms. Brook co-founded Building a Better Legal Profession, a national organization that promotes diversity within the legal procession by compiling and publishing data on law firms’ commitment to the retention and promotion of women and minority attorneys

Before law school, Ms. Brook worked at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, where she helped develop a groundbreaking program designed to engage students at Historically Black, Hispanic, and Christian Colleges in political activism. As an attorney, Ms. Brook regularly draws on her experience in grassroots political engagement to understand the needs of her clients and the points of view of opposing counsel, courts, and juries.

Ms. Brook is admitted to practice in California and the U.S. District Courts for the Central and Northern Districts of California.

Honors and Distinctions

Featured in California Super Lawyers Spring 2019 Issue – Discovery Q&A with Davida Brook (Thompson Reuters)

Recognized as a Rising Star in General Commercial Disputes, The Legal 500 (2019)

Named a Next Generation Woman Leader in Tech Law by The Recorder (ALM, 2018)

Named one of the Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 in California by the Daily Journal in 2018 (Daily Journal Corp.)

Named one of the Top Women Lawyers in California by the Daily Journal in 2017 (Daily Journal Corp).

Super Lawyers Southern California “Rising Star” (Thomson Reuters, 2017 – 2019)

Super Lawyers Southern California Women’s Edition Rising Star (Thomson Reuters, 2019)

Stanford Law and Policy Review member and editor

Stanford Public Interest Fellow

Phi Beta Kappa Society

Professional Associations and Memberships

State Bar of California

Board of Directors, Building a Better Legal Profession

Publications

Co-author and editor, Building a Better Legal Profession’s Guide to Law Firms