Robert C. Brooks

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  • University of Maine School of Law (J.D., 1991)
  • Harvard University (A.B., 1987)

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Highlights

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"I am grateful for Rob’s ability to recognize what is necessary in the moment and change tactics to meet the client’s needs. He doesn’t allow ego to get in the way of what is necessary to get the job done."
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Ranked in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
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Selected for inclusion in the 2018 issue of Super Lawyers & Rising Stars©.
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Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019.

Biography

Robert C. Brooks provides advice and representation to management on all aspects of the employment relationship. He works with clients engaged in construction, health care, manufacturing, transportation, utilities and other industries throughout the country. Rob has successfully handled matters related to union organizing campaigns, collective bargaining, unfair labor practice charges, strikes and arbitration. Rob has a particular focus on negotiating project labor agreements for large-scale construction projects. Rob has also advised public and private entities concerning the lawful use of project labor agreements in the context of a state’s competitive bidding laws. Rob also routinely handles claims for wrongful discharge, discrimination, unpaid wages, breach of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements and other disputes before judges, juries and administrative agencies, and has successfully represented clients at all levels of the state and federal court systems. Rob also regularly provides advice and assistance to clients on proper termination procedures, Family Medical Leave Act issues, labor relations, disability issues, stock option and employee benefit disputes, and other matters.

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

  • Provided management counseling and litigation representation to employers throughout the country.
  • Drafted and negotiated project labor agreements for construction projects throughout the country. Sample projects include pipelines, bridges, tunnels, highways, manufacturing facilities, marine terminals, water treatment facilities, nuclear waste treatment facilities, and environmental remediation sites.
  • Successfully represented employers before state administrative boards, EEOC and courts on issues involving sex discrimination, race, disability and age-related cases.
  • Successfully represented employers before the National Labor Relations Board on issues related to unfair labor practices, collective bargaining issues and organizing campaigns.
  • Frequent lecturer on issues of labor and employment law.

Public Service

Chair, Harvard College Schools and Scholarships Committee for Southern Maine     (1996-present)

Memberships

Maine State Bar Association

Education

  • University of Maine School of Law (J.D., 1991)
  • Harvard University (A.B., 1987)

Bar Admissions

  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Connecticut

Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maine
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Honors

Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business under 
    Labor & Employment
Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2017 Portland, Maine Litigation - Labor 
    and Employment Lawyer of the Year
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© under Labor Law - Management, 
    Litigation - Labor and Employment, Workers' Compensation Law - Employers,
    and Employment Law - Management
Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers© under 
    Employment & Labor, Employment Litigation: Defense and Workers' 
    Compensation