Michael C. Brook

Michael C. Brook: Attorney with Duane Morris LLP
  • Associate at Duane Morris LLP (804 Attorneys)
  • 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 2000, Baltimore, MD 21202
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Michael C. Brook practices in the area of litigation with a focus on complex commercial, employment and transportation litigation. Mr. Brook represents financial institutions, business entities, and individual clients in matters i n federal and state courts, and has represented clients in all phases of litigation, including pre-litigation investigation and risk assessment, large volume electronic discovery, and appeals. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of matters, including contractual disputes, class actions, products liability, maritime law, tort-based actions and violation of consumer protection statutes.

In addit ion, Mr. Brook regularly counsels employers and business es on employment law issues, including compliance with federal, state, and local laws governing the workplace. He defends employers in litigation in cases involving alleged harassment and discrimination, retaliation, and non-compete and trade secret claims . He also assists with updating on e of the leading trea tises on Maryland employment law, Maryland Employment Law Forms and Practice Manual, which provides a practical focus on day-to - day legal issues relating to the employee/employer relationship .

Mr. Brook is a 2016 summa cum laude graduate of University of Baltimore School of Law, where he was associate articles editor for the University of Baltimore Law Review, and a 2013 graduate of University of Maryland. Mr. Brook speaks Russian.


•Duane Morris LLP
- Associate, 2016-present

Selected Publications

•Co-author, Applying the Joint Client Privilege to Related Corporate Entities, ACC Docket, June 13, 2018

•Co-author, The Jones Act Under Trump, May 9, 2017
•Co-author, Litigating Intraoperative Neuromonitoring (IOM), 45 U. Balt. L. Rev. 443, 2016

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
410 949 2949  Phone
410 949 2953  Fax
University Attended:
University of Maryland, B.A., 2013
Law School Attended:
University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, Associate Articles Editor, University of Baltimore Law Review, 2016
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland; Maryland; District of Columbia

Professional Activities

•Maryland State Bar Association

Reported Cases:
Representative Matters: Commercial Litigation: Representing multinational biotechnical firm in breach of contract dispute with prime contractor in federal court.; Representing financial institutions in commercial litigation disputes over account documentation and transactions, financial instruments, and statutory and Maryland common law claims.; Represented international shipping company in Rule B maritime attachment proceeding involving alter-ego and fraudulent conveyance allegations against a Turkish vessel.; Advised a multinational energy company on maritime compliance issues involving a variety of federal maritime statutes including the Jones Act and the Passenger Vessel Services Act.; Employment Litigation: Defended national software company against claims of discrimination, retaliation, and disability accommodation before the EEOC.; Obtained settlement that the client found favorable of sexual harassment and retaliation claims against computer software vendor.; Responded to demand letters on behalf of clients involving claims under the FMLA and ADA.

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