University of Pittsburgh

Pitt Law Establishes Daniel L. Brockett (’82) Student Scholarship Fund

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July 17, 2013

Daniel L. Brockett, ’82, has made a financial pledge to Pitt Law to establish a scholarship fund in his name. The scholarship, which will be awarded to an exceptional student who also has demonstrated financial need, will help Pitt Law to continue to attract and retain highly qualified law school students from across the country and around the world.

“Pitt was an important part of my legal education and training; I give credit to the University of Pittsburgh for getting me to where I am professionally,” Brockett says. “I decided it was time to give back to deserving students so they can get the best education possible.”

A partner at Quinn Emmanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in New York, N.Y., Brockett is an accomplished trial lawyer, having won 90 percent of the more than 20 major bench and jury trials and arbitrations for which he has served as lead counsel. His practice areas include securities litigation, intellectual property, antitrust and trade regulation, international arbitration, real estate, and financial institutions litigation.  He has handled domestic and international arbitration cases before the International Chamber of Commerce and American Arbitration Association, among others. Brockett also publishes and lectures on such topics as securities law, trade secret law, libor litigation and other topics of interest to commercial litigators.   In 2012, ALM named Brockett among the New York Area’s Top Rated Lawyers.

In addition to earning a JD, cum laude, from Pitt Law and serving as editor of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Brockett received a BA in philosophy from Kent State University.

“I hope this gift enables students to take their legal education and go far beyond where I was able to go.”


As the state of legal education is forever changing, increased current use dollars are the most pressing need for Pitt Law to remain competitive. With competition for qualified students increasing among all law schools, the single most powerful recruiting tool will remain financial aid. In a shrinking market, it is critical that Pitt increase the scholarship funds at its disposal.  If, like Daniel Brockett, you’re interested in endowing a scholarship, please contact Drew Chelosky, Director of Development, at 412.624.5187 or Allison Saras, Director of Constituent Relations, at 412.624.0083.  Or give online at your convenience today. 

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