Robert A. Brooks

Robert A. Brooks


Boston, MA
Phone: 617.204.5143    Fax: 617.204.5150

Robert A. Brooks is a partner in the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Boston office.

Mr. Brooks has more than 25 years of trial experience, beginning with a federal court clerkship, followed by a stint in the U.S. Attorney’s office in Connecticut. Mr. Brooks has 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 & Howard (now Day Pitney LLP) and managed it for 15 years.

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. Mr. Brooks’ matters have involved a wide range of technologies including computers, computer software, microprocessors, optical disc drives, e-commerce, nuclear detection equipment, multi-gas analyzers, lasers, jet engines, gas turbines and helicopters.

Mr. Brooks is admitted to practice in Connecticut and Maine. He is not admitted in Massachusetts.


  • B.A., with honors, Bates College, 1975
  • J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law, 1981, member and articles editor of the Connecticut Law Review

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • Maine

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut

Practice Areas