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Pepper Hamilton Expands Intellectual Property Litigation Practice with Addition of Robert A. Brooks

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Partner Joins Boston Office

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Boston, MA – September, 12, 2012 – Pepper Hamilton LLP announced Robert A. Brooks has joined the firm as a partner in the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group, resident in the Boston office.

Mr. Brooks has over 25 years of trial experience, beginning with a federal court clerkship followed by a stint in the U.S. Attorney’s office in Connecticut. As a partner at Day, Berry & Howard and Shipman & Goodwin LLP, Mr. Brooks represented Fortune 500 corporations in courtrooms across the country in disputes ranging from product liability and warranty to trade secrets, trademarks and patents. He also created the Intellectual Property Department at Day, Berry and managed it for 15 years.

“We are thrilled that Bob is joining the firm,” said Todd A. Feinsmith, partner in charge of Pepper Hamilton’s Boston office. “His broad and varied litigation experience will be instrumental in enhancing our growth and development, enabling us to better serve our clients.”

Mr. Brooks has extensive experience litigating and trying cases that are factually and technically complex and managing large teams of lawyers and experts. He has handled a number of “bet the company” cases on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants alike, with damage claims in the tens and hundreds of millions of dollars. While he was responsible for the commercial litigation of a Fortune 50 client nationwide, Mr. Brooks created an Internet-based computerized trial management program that enabled lawyers in the firm and clients to access all relevant case information and manage litigation in an efficient and cost effective manner.

“With his extensive IP litigation background and experience supervising large-scale litigation matters, Bob will be a solid addition to the IP Group,” said William D. Belanger, partner in the Boston office and co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Department.

Mr. Brooks is a 1981 graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he was a member and articles editor of the Connecticut Law Review. He earned a B.A., with honors, from Bates College in 1975.

About Pepper Hamilton

Pepper Hamilton LLP is a multi-practice law firm with more than 500 lawyers nationally. The firm provides corporate, litigation and regulatory legal services to leading businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and individuals throughout the nation and the world. The firm was founded in 1890.


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