Samuel  - M. - Brock

Samuel M. Brock III

Member
Charleston, W.Va.
304.340.3888 - office

Education

  • West Virginia University, B.A. in Political Science, magna cum laude, 1978; B.S. in Economics, magna cum laude, 1978; Phi Beta Kappa
  • Marshall-Wythe School of Law, The College of William & Mary, J.D., 1981; Associate Editor, William & Mary Law Review

Admissions

  • West Virginia State Bar; Virginia State Bar; Pennsylvania State Bar
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of West Virginia, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, and Western District of Pennsylvania
Mr. Brock's primary areas of practice are labor and employment law and litigation services in the areas of employee benefits, environmental, energy, and general business and commercial law matters.

Representative Experience

  • Litigation, administrative practice and counseling under Title VII, ADEA, ADA, FMLA, Executive Order 11246 and other federal and state discrimination laws
  • Litigation, administrative practice and counseling under the NLRA, including union avoidance, collective bargaining and labor arbitration
  • Litigation and counseling regarding covenants not to compete, trade secrets and employee fiduciary duties
  • Litigation and counseling under the FLSA and other wage and hour laws and regulations
  • Litigation and counseling under ERISA, including benefits claims and fiduciary duties
  • Litigation, administrative practice and counseling related to OSHA and other safety and health requirements
  • Litigation in the areas of environmental and energy law and general business and commercial litigation

Awards & Distinctions

  • Named the Best Lawyers® 2014 "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation – ERISA Law in Charleston, W.Va
  • Nominated by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for Employment Law - Management and Litigation - ERISA
  • Listed in West Virginia Super Lawyers

Affiliations

  • Energy and Mineral Law Foundation. Various presentations and papers on employment issues
  • Virginia Bar Association (Sections on Litigation and Labor and Employment Law, Former Member of Executive Council for Labor and Employment Law)
  • American Bar Association (Sections on Litigation and Labor and Employment Law, Committee on Employee Rights and Responsibilities, Former Management Co-Chair of Sub-Committee on Covenants Not To Compete, Trade Secrets and Employee Duty of Loyalty)

Publications and Presentations

  • Author and Editor: Trade Secrets: A State-by-State Survey (BNA Books)
  • Author and Editor: Employee Duty of Loyalty: A State-by-State Survey (BNA Books)
  • Author and Editor: Covenants Not To Compete: A State-by-State Survey (BNA Books)
  • Author and Editor: Tortious Interference with Covenants Not to Compete: A State-by-State Survey (BNA Books)
  • Midwinter Meetings of ABA Labor and Employment Law Section, Committee on Employee Rights and Responsibilities: Various presentations and papers on covenants not to compete, trade secrets, employee fiduciary duties and litigation of employment disputes

Other

  • Partner: Troutman Sanders, LLP (and predecessor firm, Mays & Valentine, LLP), Richmond, Virginia, 1988 - 2002
  • Industrial Relations Specialist / Labor and Employment Counsel: Virginia Electric and Power Company, Richmond, Virginia, 1984 - 1988
  • Associate: Eckert, Seamans, Cherin & Mellott, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1981 - 1984
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