Vedder Price

Brooke E. Conner

Associate

Brooke E. Conner is an Associate at Vedder Price and a member of the firm's Litigation group.

Ms. Conner has significant experience representing clients in regulatory investigations and proceedings brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and other regulators, as well as counseling clients during regulatory examinations. Her practice includes defending suits alleging securities violations, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of contract. She regularly counsels clients in Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)arbitration proceedings and represents broker-dealers, investment advisers and individuals in complex financial litigation cases, including whistleblower allegations, suitability, supervision and insider trading.

Ms. Conner has represented clients in several high profile cases involving receiverships and large-scale financial fraud, where she has worked closely with receivers, law enforcement officials, regulators and others to locate, preserve and maximize the value of the receivership.

Ms. Conner was selected for inclusion as an Illinois Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2016 and 2017.

Prior to joining Vedder Price, Ms. Conner was a Summer Honors Intern at the SEC and an extern at FINRA. In addition, she clerked for a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Ms. Conner graduated from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law with a certificate in tax. While in law school, she received the CALI Award for Excellence in both Torts and Federal Income Tax. She also served as student articles editor for the Loyola Law Journal.

Brooke E. Conner

Associate

Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 2010, magna cum laude
  • Miami University, B.A., 2006, magna cum laude

Brooke E. Conner

Associate

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2010

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 2012

Affiliations

  • Member, Chicago Bar Association
  • Member, Women's Bar Association