Fredric M. Brooks
|New York, NY||v. +1.212.885.5132||f. +1.917.591.1224|
Fredric Brooks concentrates his practice on alternative dispute resolution matters, with a focus on products liability and class actions.
Mr. Brooks represents clients in the litigation and resolution of complex disputes and in the negotiation, design, and implementation of large settlements. His practice includes dispute and risk analysis, litigation of complex commercial matters, advice on claim valuation and estimation of potential future liability, resolution of asbestos and other tort claims in Chapter 11 proceedings, and implementation of major class action and mass tort settlements.
Additionally, he serves as a neutral in the settlement and resolution of complex disputes, and has designed and administered numerous large claims processes. He served as a deputy to the special master of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001 and in the Office of the Special Master of the re-opened September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. He has also worked on the successful adjudication and resolution of claims in the settlements of significant class actions in cases involving areas such as commercial litigation and discrimination claims brought by police officers.
Mr. Brooks has an extensive background in both the litigation and the resolution of complex commercial disputes, class actions, and product liability matters.
Mr. Brooks was previously a partner with a well-regarded complex dispute resolution firm where he worked on the successful resolution of numerous large class actions and mass tort matters, both as counsel to clients involved in complex litigation and as a neutral in the settlement and resolution of such matters. He also served in the U.S. Department of Justice as a Special Attorney acting as a Deputy to the Special Master of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. In that role, he assisted in the drafting of the federal regulations to govern the Fund, served as a Hearing Officer for award and eligibility hearings, and conducted extensive public outreach.
COMMUNITY SERVICE & AFFILIATIONS
Mr. Brooks is a member of the Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He has spoken at numerous public events and legal conferences.