Brooks R. Amiot is the Office Managing Principal of 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, which has described him as a “top notch attorney” and noted “his expertise as a trial lawyer” and “his ability to manage particularly complex litigation.” Chambers most recently noted that Mr. Amiot is “a very smart and very practical lawyer” who has “a wonderful style with clients.”
Prior to joining Jackson Lewis in 2010, Mr. Amiot was a labor and employment partner at a global 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 has conducted 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, as well as claims of sexual harassment and other employee misconduct. He 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.
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.
Mr. Amiot has advised 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 has been a frequent speaker at client seminars and conducted in-house training on a regular basis.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Brooks R. Amiot