Brooks A. Duncan is a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment, Government Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense, and Litigation practice groups. Brooks regularly represents clients in commercial disputes in state and federal court. He has drafted discovery and dispositive motions in a variety of matters, including breach of contract claims, business torts, intellectual property disputes, and federal employment statutes. He represents clients in hearings, and has experience conducting internal investigations of employee misconduct. Brooks counsels businesses on compliance with employment laws such as the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), and laws governing non-competition and severance agreements. He also assists with white collar criminal defense representations.
A Roanoke native, Brooks began his career at Woods Rogers as a summer associate in 2013 and joined the firm as an associate in 2014. Prior to joining Woods Rogers, Brooks completed a judicial internship with the Hon. James C. Turk, Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia. During law school, he defended clients facing jail sentences in Virginia courts as a part of Virginia Law’s criminal defense clinic and represented Virginia state employees during employment grievances at Virginia’s Office of Employment Dispute Resolution.
In the community, Brooks serves as Vice President of the Board of Trustees for the Greenvale School, a local non-profit organization proving affordable childcare in the Roanoke Valley since 1934. He is the regional co-chair for the Young Lawyers Division of the Virginia Bar Association.
Brooks is an author of the Public Sector Issues, and Wage and Hour Law sections of the forthcoming Virginia CLE Virginia Employment Law publication. He is a presenter at Woods Rogers’ annual Labor and Employment Seminar series.
Brooks graduated from the University of Virginia with a double major in English and Psychology. He earned his law degree at the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served as president of the Virginia Employment and Labor Law Association, and as articles editor for the Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Journal. He also received Virginia Law’s Robert K. Bellamy Scholarship for excellence in labor and employment law, and the Roanoke Bar Association’s James N. Kincanon Scholarship.
Board of Trustees for the Greenvale School—Vice President and Member
Roanoke Bar Association
Federal Bar Association—Roanoke Division
Virginia Bar Association—Regional Co-Chair, Young Lawyers Division
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)—National and Roanoke Valley Chapters
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