Brooke Schultz represents companies and their directors and officers in criminal and civil investigations and complex business litigation nationwide. She has significant experience conducting sensitive U.S. and cross-border investigations for clients facing criminal, civil, and regulatory compliance issues under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the False Claims Act (FCA), and other laws. Brooke also handles complex litigation matters in federal and state courts.
Brooke has defended major public and private companies, boards of directors, audit and special committees, and individuals against enforcement actions brought by the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other agencies. She regularly counsels companies on crisis management, corporate governance, and effective ethics and compliance programs.
Brooke has published and spoken on a variety of enforcement-related topics, including cross-border corporate criminal liability, FCPA and whistleblower trends, and ethical issues in government and internal investigations. She is a founding member of the Women's White Collar Defense Association (WWCDA) San Diego Chapter and also maintains an active pro bono practice. Currently, through the Firm's Laredo Project, Brooke represents clients seeking asylum in the United States.
San Diego Super Lawyers has recognized Brooke as a "Rising Star" for the past six years.
- January 6, 2018
FCPA 2017 Year in Review
- February 21, 2016
Downturn in FCPA Enforcement Only Temporary, National Law Journal
- January 23, 2020
Jones Day's 2020 MCLE University
- University of California, Berkeley (J.D. 2011; Supervising Editor, California Law Review); California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (B.A. in Political Science 2008)
- California and Texas
"Rising Star," San Diego Super Lawyers (2016-2021)
Member, Global Investigations Team of the Year, American Lawyer Global Legal Awards (2016)