Brooks R. Amiot is a Principal in the Baltimore, Maryland, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law.
Mr. Amiot has been recognized as one of “America's Leading Labor and Employment Lawyers” in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, describing him as a top notch attorney, and he is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, a recognition granted to only four percent of all lawyers. Prior to joining Jackson Lewis in 2010, Mr. Amiot was a labor and employment partner in the Baltimore office of a leading global general interest law firm.
Mr. Amiot regularly defends clients in employment-related litigation, including wage and hour disputes, employment discrimination and sexual harassment suits, whistleblower claims, ADA and FMLA litigation, wrongful discharge suits, and administrative charges across the country. Mr. Amiot has extensive experience in every phase of litigation, from discovery to trial to appeal. He is well known for his success rate in the early stages of lawsuits and other employment disputes through dispositive motions and favorable settlements, rendering his clients devoid of liability and saving them significant fees and costs.
Mr. Amiot also advises clients on plant closings, mass layoffs, and other reductions in force; compliance issues; restrictive covenants; executive compensation and employment agreements; litigation avoidance; and limiting liability in all aspects of employment decisions, from hiring to termination. He has conducted corporate internal investigations on behalf of senior management and boards of directors in matters involving allegations of fraud, kickbacks, misappropriation of funds, and other related whistleblower complaints.
Mr. Amiot also advises management regarding union avoidance issues, collective bargaining, and matters before the National Labor Relations Board. He has represented companies in numerous labor arbitrations across the country.
Mr. Amiot regularly provides advice to corporate clients regarding the employment implications of proposed mergers and acquisitions. That advice often results from Mr. Amiot's ability to lead and coordinate teams of lawyers who conduct the necessary and extensive corporate due diligence reviews in connection with proposed deals.
He is a frequent speaker at client seminars and conducts in-house training on a regular basis.
Honors and Recognitions
•SmartCEO Magazine, Legal Elite and a Go-To Attorney in Business Law (2010)
Pro Bono and Community Involvement
•Hippodrome Foundation, Board of Directors (2015-present)
•Everyman Theatre, Board of Directors (2006-2015)
•Maryland Art Place, Board of Trustees (1999-2012)
•The Developing Labor Law [Contributing Editor]
• Watch Out For The New (And Old) Pay-Docking Restrictions, Maryland State Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Newsletter (Fall 2004)
Speeches and Presentations
•“Conducting Workplace Investigations” webinar (January 2016)
•“Conducting Workplace Investigations” webinar (January 2015)
• Understanding and Avoiding Sexual Harassment (February/March 2009)
• What Is And How To Avoid Sexual Harassment, a one-on-one training presentation to a client's management employee involved in inappropriate workplace conduct (April 2008)
• A Guide To Avoiding Liability (April 2006)
• Union Avoidance Training (March 2006)
• How and Why Unions Organize” (February 2006)
In the News
August 17, 2015
Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2016
August 17, 2015
WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 17, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country's preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 137 of the firm's attorneys have been named to the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers. In addition, 10 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective...
May 19, 2015
Chambers & Partners
Jackson Lewis Attorneys Ranked in 2015 Chambers USA Guide
May 19, 2015
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (May 19, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country's largest and fastest-growing workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and 62 of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious annual guide ranking...