Robert C. Brooks
Firm:
Verrill Dana LLP
Phone:(207) 253-4456
Address: One Portland Square
Portland, ME 4112

Membership: MembershipsMaine State Bar Association
University: Harvard University, A.B., 1987, University of Maine School of Law, J.D. cum laude, 1991
Admitted: 1991, Maine; 1991, Massachusetts; 2001, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit; 1991, U.S. District Court for the District of Maine; 1995, U.S. Court of Appeals (First Circuit)
Biography: Robert C. Brooks provides advice and representation to management on all aspects of the employment relationship. He works with clients engaged in 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 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 a wide range of employers, including Fortune 500 companies. •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. •Successfully argued cases before the Maine Supreme Court and the United States First Circuit Court of Appeals. •Frequent lecturer on issues of labor and employment law. HonorsRecognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business under Labor & Employment Listed in The Best Lawyers in America under Labor Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment, Workers' Compensation Law - EmployersSelected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers under Employment & Labor, Employment Litigation: Defense and Workers' Compensation Public ServiceChair, Harvard College Schools and Scholarships Committee for Southern Maine (1996-present) Publications April 9, 2013 Maine Employers and the Take Your Gun to Work Law Alerts and Newsletters March 1, 2013 Whistleblower Complaints under the Affordable Care Act Alerts and Newsletters January 30, 2013 2013 Annual Employment Law Update Seminar Materials July 26, 2012 Digging into Your Employees' Background without Getting Dirty Seminar Materials Robert Brooks January 26, 2012 Close the Door - Talking to Employees About Performance Problems Seminar Materials Douglas Currier and Robert Brooks June 28, 2011 NLRB Proposes New “Quickie” Election Rules Alerts and Newsletters Robert Brooks November 30, 2009 Construction Law Alert: New Laws Penalize Construction Firms For Misclassifying Workers As Independent Contractors Alerts and Newsletters February 18, 2009 Labor & Employment Alert: Presidential Executive Order Revokes Bush Era Ban On Project Labor Agreements For Federal Construction Projects Alerts and Newsletters News October 3, 2014 Verrill Dana Announced as Finalist for the 13th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Press Releases Alan D. MacEwan, Gregory S. Fryer, Mark K. Googins, Eric D. Altholz, Scott D. Anderson, Charles P. Bacall, Kelly B. Boden, Robert C. Brooks, Anthony M. Calcagni, Braden M. Clement, Christopher S. McLoon, Riikka E. Morrill, Elizabeth Murdock Myers, Andreea S. Richard, Spencer R. Thibodeau March 10, 2014 Verrill Dana Announced as Winner of the 6th Annual International M&A Advisor Award Press Releases Mark K. Googins, James C. Palmer, Eric D. Altholz, Robert C. Brooks, Gregory S. Fryer, Nathaniel R. Hull, Christopher S. Lockman, Alan D. MacEwan, Christopher S. McLoon, Riikka E. Morrill, Misti D. Munster, Andreea S. Richard, Christopher R. Smith January 2, 2014 Verrill Dana Part of Deal Team Announced as Winner of 12th Annual M&A Advisor Award Press Releases Mark K. Googins, James C. Palmer, Eric D. Altholz, Robert C. Brooks, Gregory S. Fryer, Nathaniel R. Hull, Christopher S. Lockman, Alan D. MacEwan, Christopher S. McLoon, Riikka E. Morrill, Misti D. Munster, Andreea S. Richard, Christopher R. Smith May 29, 2013 Verrill Dana Recognized as a Leading Firm by Chambers & Partners Press Releases Eric D. Altholz, Scott D. Anderson, Kelly B. Boden, Lisa S. Boehm, Robert C. Brooks, Juliet T. Browne, Anthony M. Calcagni, Roger A. Clement, Jr., James I. Cohen, Kimberly S. Couch, Douglas P. Currier, Gregory S. Fryer, David L. Galgay, Jr., Gregg H. Ginn, James G. Goggin, Mark K. Googins, Katie M. Gray, William S. Harwood, Nora R. Healy, Jeffrey L. Heidt, Nathaniel R. Hull, Alan D. MacEwan, Christopher S. McLoon, Suzanne E. Meeker, Richard G. Moon, Charles R. Oestreicher, James C. Palmer, Raymond A. Pelletier August 20, 2012 Verrill Dana's Beach to Beacon Team Hits the Road to Raise Money Press Releases Eric D. Altholz, Charles P. Bacall, Robert C. Brooks, Roger A. Clement, Jr., John P. Giffune, Kenneth F. Ginder, Jennifer L. Harrell, Nathaniel R. Hull, Gretchen A. Johnson, Lisa A. LaMarche, A. Robert Ruesch, Timothy R. Shannon, Rachel M. Wertheimer June 7, 2012 Verrill Dana Ranked Among Top Firms by Chambers & Partners Press Releases Eric D. Altholz, Scott D. Anderson, Kelly B. Boden, Lisa S. Boehm, Robert C. Brooks, Juliet T. Browne, Anthony M. Calcagni, Roger A. Clement, Jr., Christopher J.W. Coggeshall, James I. Cohen, Kimberly S. Couch, Douglas P. Currier, Gregory S. Fryer, Gregg H. Ginn, James G. Goggin, Mark K. Googins, William S. Harwood, Nora R. Healy, Jeffrey L. Heidt, Nathaniel R. Hull, Alan D. MacEwan, Christopher S. McLoon, Suzanne E. Meeker, Richard G. Moon, Charles R. Oestreicher, James C. Palmer, Raymond A. Pelletier, Christopher R. Smith Experience Banking: Verrill Dana Helps Bank Respond to Discovery of Employee Loan Fraud Confronted with an employee accused of loan fraud, a bank turns to Verrill Dana for advice on how to deal with the employee, notify law enforcement, and deal with media inquiries. Corporate Affiliation Transaction To increase its competitiveness in a changing health care market, a leading Massachusetts academic medical center sought to build a more integrated health care network. The acquisition of another area hospital was a complex, multi-disciplinary effort spanning seven months. Disability Discrimination Defense Our attorneys represented a health care provider in a disability discrimination case based on Maine Human Rights Act, Rehabilitation Act and ADA Title III allegations of failure to provide American Sign Language interpreter in context of a medical office visit. Fast Action Leads to Successful Closing A fast-growing supply chain services and logistics company called on Verrill Dana's experienced attorneys when they needed to act fast to acquire multiple US and Canadian companies that became available due to a partial divestiture by a publicly traded company. Labor Arbitration/Contract Negotiation Ongoing representation of client in labor arbitrations in State of New Jersey and Washington State and in contract negotiations with union in New Jersey. Legacy Supply Chain Services: Acquisition of U.S. and Canadian Subsidiaries of Vitran, Inc. Verrill Dana served as counsel to Legacy Supply Chain Services, the buyer/borrower, in its acquisition of certain U.S. and Canadian subsidiaries of Vitran, Inc. This deal was named the 2013 Retail Manufacturing/Distribution Sector Deal of the Year by M&A Advisor. Oakhurst Dairy: The Natural Goodness of an Enduring Legacy Oakhurst Dairy has been a family-owned business for three generations. When the Bennett family decided the sale of Oakhurst was best for the company's growth and long term success, they sought Verrill Dana's guidance to ensure the transaction honored their company, its employees and the values that have made Oakhurst a trusted brand since 1921. Events January 27, 2016 2016 Annual Employment Law Update Hosted Events Tawny L. Alvarez, Joanna S. Bowers, Janet V. Britton, Robert C. Brooks, Douglas P. Currier, Benjamin E. Ford, Richard G. Moon, Erik Peters, Elizabeth Connellan Smith, Douglas R. Steinmetz, Patricia D. Weitzman December 1, 2015 It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Unless Your Holiday Policies and Festivities Leave You Open to Liability Hosted Events Tawny L. Alvarez January 22, 2014 2014 Annual Employment Law Update Hosted Events Eric D. Altholz, Tawny L. Alvarez, Janet V. Britton, Robert C. Brooks, Douglas P. Currier, Richard G. Moon, Misti D. Munster, Erik Peters, Elizabeth Connellan Smith October 20, 2013 SEMINAR - Termination: The Hardest Call Hosted Events Robert C. Brooks, Erik Peters October 9, 2013 WEBINAR - Termination: The Hardest Call Hosted Events Robert C. Brooks, Erik Peters January 30, 2013 2013 Annual Employment Law Update Hosted Events Eric D. Altholz, Tawny L. Alvarez, Robert C. Brooks, Douglas P. Currier, Karen A. Mignone, Richard G. Moon, Misti D. Munster, Elizabeth Connellan Smith July, 26, 2012 SEMINAR - Digging into Your Employees' Background without Getting Dirty Hosted Events Robert C. Brooks July 26, 2012 WEBINAR - Digging into Your Employees' Backgrounds without Getting Dirty Hosted Events Robert C. Brooks January 26, 2012 2012 Annual Employment Law Update Hosted Events Robert C. Brooks, Douglas P. Currier, Richard G. Moon, Elizabeth Connellan Smith October 14, 2011 Coming to a Workplace Near You: Five New Rules Every Non-Union (and Union) Employer Must Know Speaking Engagements Robert C. Brooks April 28, 2011 New England Health Care Internal Auditors, Inc.: Spring Conference Speaking Engagements Robert C. Brooks April 26, 2011 Maintaining a Non-Union Workplace Speaking Engagements Robert C. Brooks May 19, 2010 Supervising the Next Generation of Workers Speaking Engagements Robert C. Brooks May 7, 2010 Verrill Dana and Berry, Dunn, McNeil & Parker to Host Construction Roundtable in BOSTON Hosted Events May 7, 2010 Verrill Dana and Berry, Dunn, McNeil & Parker to Host Construction Roundtable in PORTLAND Hosted Events May, 2006 Effective Performance Evaluations Speaking Engagements Robert C. Brooks