Mariel Brookins
  • Counsel, U.S. Chamber Litigation Center

Mariel Brookins is counsel at the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center, the litigation arm of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where she handles a variety of litigation matters for the Chamber.

Before joining the Litigation Center, Brookins practiced as a litigation associate at Clement & Murphy, PLLC and in the appellate practice at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. She represented clients across a variety of industries, including the energy, transportation, pharmaceutical, public employee, and retail sectors with a focus on appellate litigation and constitutional and statutory matters.

Earlier in her career, Brookins served as a law clerk to then-Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett and Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Kevin C. Newsom.

Brookins graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was executive articles editor for the Michigan Law Review and the problem composition chair for the Campbell Moot Court Competition. She received her B.A. in business and economics from Wheaton College and her M.B.A. from Grand Valley State University. Prior to attending law school, Brookins worked as a tax CPA at PwC in Chicago.