Susan W. Brooks, ’85 Named 2006 Outstanding Alumna of the Year
The law school’s Alumnae Network awarded the 2006 Outstanding Alumna of the Year Award to Susan W. Brooks, ’85 at their annual luncheon on Friday, May 19 at the Woodstock Club in Indianapolis. The Honorable Sarah Evans Barker of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana gave a tribute to her friend and colleague, Susan Brooks, at the event. For more information or to attend the event, please contact Angela Rager, ’99, Executive Director for the Alumnae Network at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2001, Brooks was appointed by President George W. Bush as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana. Prior to her appointment as U.S. Attorney, she practiced at the firm of Ice Miller in the Government Services Practice Group. She also served as Deputy Mayor for the City of Indianapolis under Mayor Stephen Goldsmith (1998 to 1999). Before that, Brooks practiced criminal defense law (1985-1997).
She has been involved in civic organizations such as the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee, Junior League, Little Red Door Cancer Agency, Marion County Commission on Youth, Network of Women in Business, Marion County Community Corrections, Indianapolis Downtown, Inc., Indianapolis Violence Reduction Partnership, IUPUI Board of Advisors, Marion County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, and Employers Against Domestic Violence Initiative. In 1999, Brooks was named an “Influential Woman of Indianapolis” by the IBJ and the Indiana Lawyer. She has also been named to the IBJ’s “40 under 40” list and “Who’s Who in Law.”