Overview

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

Member

Labor and Employment Law Section

American Bar Association

Member

Labor and Employment Law Section

Columbus Bar Association

Member

Labor and Employment Law Section

Ohio State Bar Association

Member

Human Resources Association of Central Ohio

Member

Ohio Women’s Bar Association

Member

Women Lawyers of Franklin County

Member, Board of Trustees

CASA of Franklin County

Member

The Childhood League Center

Former Member

Junior League of Columbus

Recognition

Named, Rising Star

Ohio

Super Lawyers

2014 and 2015

Recipient, Scholarship Award in Labor and Employment Law

Ohio State Bar Association

2005

Recipient, CALI Award for Excellence in Labor and Employment Law

2003

Recipient, Presidential Award

Bowling Green State University

2002

Books & Book Chapters

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

Education

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

Bar Admission

Ohio

Courts

  • 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