Brooke E. Niedecken advises and represents clients in a broad range of labor and employment law matters, including litigation, arbitrations and appeals. Her extensive experience in the public sector, as well as her in-house experience, provides her with invaluable perspective in representing clients, which include both private and publicly traded companies, from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies.

Brooke has represented employers in all aspects of litigation in matters such as discrimination and wrongful termination, covenants not-to-compete, and executive employment contract negotiations. She has extensive experience in matters involving the following:

  • Title VII and Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Acts
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Unfair competition and trade secret laws
  • Employment agreements
  • The National Labor Relations Act

Brooke regularly appears in federal and state and before federal and state administrative agencies, including:

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Ohio Civil Rights Commission
  • Department of Labor
  • National Labor Relations Board

As a part of Brooke’s labor law practice, she assists global companies in developing labor relations strategies and human resource policies, among other matters. She has assisted employers with organizing campaigns and collective bargaining, and she has defended employers against charges filed with the National Labor Relations Board and in litigation. 

Brooke provides preventative employer training and counseling in order to avoid litigation and to prepare for litigation when it is unavoidable. She regularly advises on day-to-day employment and personnel matters and has helped employers draft employee handbooks and policies. She also served as temporary in-house counsel for a national company where she oversaw all labor and employment matters.

Prior to joining Littler, Brooke was an assistant city attorney for the City of Columbus where she focused on union-related matters. While attending law school, she served as an aide to Professor Morgan Shipman and an extern to the Hon. James L. Graham.

Professional & Community Affiliations


Labor and Employment Law Section

American Bar Association


Labor and Employment Law Section

Columbus Bar Association


Labor and Employment Law Section

Ohio State Bar Association


Human Resources Association of Central Ohio


Ohio Women’s Bar Association


Women Lawyers of Franklin County

Member, Board of Trustees

CASA of Franklin County


The Childhood League Center

Former Member

Junior League of Columbus


Named, Rising Star


Super Lawyers

2014 and 2015

Recipient, Scholarship Award in Labor and Employment Law

Ohio State Bar Association


Recipient, CALI Award for Excellence in Labor and Employment Law


Recipient, Presidential Award

Bowling Green State University


Books & Book Chapters

  • The Developing Labor Law, American Bar Association, contributing editor,

Speaking Engagements

If Unions Can’t Succeed Through Traditional Organizing Tactics, What Else Will They Try?

Ohio Regional Employer Conference

October 10, 2019

Labor Law Update: The Trump Board – Impact of the Changing of the Guard at the NLRB and What It Means for Non-Union and Union Employers

HRACO & Littler Program

July 19, 2019

2019 Hot Topics in Employment and Labor Law

CO-ACC & Littler Sponsorship Program

June 13, 2019

Traditional Labor Symposium: What Union and Nonunion Employers Need to Know About Today's Unions and Employer Obligations Under the NLRA

Littler Executive Employer Conference, Phoenix, AZ

May 8-10, 2019

2019 Hot Topics in Employment and Labor Law

Columbus, OH

February 21, 2019

The New National Labor Relations Board: Changes, Observations and Current Issues

February 9, 2018

2018 Hot Topics in Employment and Labor Law

Columbus, OH

February 1, 2018


  • J.D., The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, 2005With Honors
  • B.S., Bowling Green State University, 2002summa cum laude

Bar Admission



  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan