Jacqueline A. Brooks


  • Jacqueline A. Brooks
  • Phone: +1 410 949 2929

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    100 International Drive, Suite 700
    Baltimore, MD 21202-5184

Jacqueline A. Brooks practices in business and commercial law, counseling clients in mergers and acquisitions, commercial finance, private offerings of debt and equity securities, corporate and REIT governance, and shareholder derivative and dispute matters, including shareholder demand responses and special committee issues. Ms. Brooks has experience representing public companies, privately owned and managed companies, nonprofit organizations and start-up companies and provides counsel to these organizations regarding corporate matters.

Ms. Brooks is a 2006 graduate of Washington University School of Law and a magna cum laude graduate of Georgia Southern University.


  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland


  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, J.D., 2006
  • Georgia Southern University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2003


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Partner, 2023-present
  • Saul Ewing LLP
    - Partner, 2016-2023
    - Associate, 2006-2015

Professional Activities

  • Maryland State Bar Association

  • National Bar Association

  • Alliance of Black Women Attorneys of Maryland

  • American Bar Association
    - Business Law Section
    - Contributing Writer, Maryland Business Law Developments Blog
  • Financial Executives International Baltimore Chapter
    - Board Member, 2019 to present
  • Emerging Technology Centers, Inc. (ETC)
    - Board Secretary, 2022
    - Board Member, 2017 to present
  • American Bar Association Business Law Fellows Program
    - Fellow, 2017-2019
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD)
    - Fellow, 2018-2019

Honors and Awards

  • Baltimore Business Journal's Women Who Mean Business Honoree, 2024
  • The Daily Record’s 2024 Business Law Power List
  • Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2023 and 2024

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2021-2022

  • Listed in Maryland Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2013-2021

  • Listed in The Daily Record’s Top 100 Women, 2020

  • 40 Under 40 Award, National Bar Association, 2017

  • Successful by 40 VIP List, The Daily Record, 2015

  • Listed in The Daily Record’s Leading Women, 2013

  • Alex Fee Memorial Pro Bono Service Award, Maryland State Bar Association, 2011

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, "Key Provisions in M&A Agreements," Financial Poise M&A Bootcamp 2023, September 12, 2022

Selected Publications