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					J. Robert Brame
Court Square Building, 310 Fourth Street, N.E., Suite 300
P.O. Box 1288
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902-1288
T: 434.977.2533
F: 434.980.2222

2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20006-1040
T: 202.857.1700
F: 202.857.1737

Mr. Brame devotes his practice to assisting clients facing significant employment challenges. He
represents employers in collective bargaining, managing union-management relations, and
counsels in matters relating to the employment relationships for manufacturing, warehouse
distribution companies, wholesale and retail businesses.

He combines 35 years of litigation and counseling with three years as a member of the National
Labor Relations Board, where he authored numerous opinions and dissents, and was active in
the oversight of the agency. He represents clients before the National Labor Relations Board, the
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S.
Department of Labor, as well as before grand juries, trial courts, and appellate courts.

He is a 1967 graduate of the Yale Law School. He is a member of the American Bar Foundation
and a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, the highest honor given an
attorney in the labor and employment area. He is listed in Who's Who in America; Who's Who in
American Law; and Who's Who in the World. Prior to his confirmation as a member of the
National Labor Relations Board, he had been listed in every edition of The Best Lawyers in
America, often in the three categories of labor and employment, commercial litigation, and
corporate law.

Practice Areas
   • Labor & Employment
    •    Franchise & Distribution

   • Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut, LL.B., 1967
   • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, B.A., cum laude with High Honors in Political
       Science, 1964

Fraternities or Sororities
    • Phi Beta Kappa

    •    Who's Who in the World
    •    Who's Who in America
    •    Who's Who in American Law
    •    Named a Virginia "Super Lawyer," Law & Politics, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
    •    AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

Previous Experience
   • Shareholder, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., 2000-2002
   • Board Member, National Labor Relations Board, 1997-2000
   • Associate and Partner, McGuireWoods LLP
          • Manager of Labor and Antitrust Group, 1985-1987
          • Manager of Labor Group, 1987-1991
          • Manager of Antitrust Group, 1992-1997

   • Co-author, Equal Opportunity Law: Defending Fair Employment Cases (DRI 1976)
   • Co-author, “Class Action Suits,” Published in Proceedings of the 17th Annual Meeting of
       Virginia Trial Lawyers Association 49 (1976)
   • Co-author, “The Immunity of Local Governments and Their Officials to Antitrust Claims
       After City of Boulder,” 16 U. Rich, L. Rev. 705 (1982)
   • Reviewer, “Antitrust and Local Government,” 17 U. Rich, L. Rev. 661 (1983)
   • Author, “How to Maintain the Labor Peace,” in How to Keep Your Company Out of Court,
       (Prentice-Hall, 1984)
   • Author, “Antitrust Consideration in Mergers and Acquisitions,” 19th Annual Advanced
       Business Law Seminar (1988)
   • Author, “Robinson-Patman Damages – Fools Gold or Rainbow’s End?” (1991 ABA
       Antitrust Law Spring Meeting)
   • Author, “New Risks Posed by Temporary Workers,” Stone Review (Jan./Feb. 2001)
   • Co-author, Ch. 77, “Labor Law” in Haig (Ed.), Business and Commercial Litigation in
       Federal Courts (2nd Ed. 2007)
   • Co-editor, "Federal Employment Law Insider" (2004-)

Classes Taught
   • "Labor Law" (UVa Law School, 2nd Semester 2006)
   • "Essential Skills for the Judges of the National Labor Relations Board" (National Judicial
       College, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, May 18, 2000)
   •   National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Washington and Lee University Law School,
       Lexington, Virginia 1982; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 1989

Speaking Engagements
   • North Carolina Manufacturers Association, June 14, 2001, “Current Developments Before
       the National Labor Relations Board”
   • South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, May 10, 2001, “The Clinton National Labor
       Relations Board and Its Impact on Management, Including the Use of Temporary
       Workers: What Does It Mean to You?”
   • American Staffing Association, May 3, 2001, “Current NLRB Developments Involving
       Contingent Workers”
   • College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, March 9, 2001,
       “College and University Organizing: The Human Resources Challenge”
   • Piedmont Associated Industries, February 21, 2001, “Politics, Promises, and
       Prognostications: An Update from Washington”
   • Capital Associated Industries, February 15, 2001, “Update from Washington”
   • United States Department of State, et al., February 2, 2001, “Bargaining Rights and
       Independent Contractors: A comparison of U.S. Labor and Antitrust Laws”
   • Nuclear Industry Employment Association, December 13, 2000, “Recent Developments
       in Employee Rights”
   • Maryland Bar Association, November 9, 2000, “Recent Developments: Epilepsy
       Foundation, Sturgis and FES”
   • Associated Builders and Contractors, November 9, 2000, “Insight and Advocacy: The
       Board of the NLRB at the Turn of the Century”
   • University of Pennsylvania Institute of Law and Economics, October 27, 2000,
       “Implications of the Board’s Decision in St. Elizabeth’s Manor”
   • Capital Associated Industries, October 25, 2000, “The NLRB’s Recent Sturgis and
       Epilepsy Decisions”
   • National Retail Federation, October 18, 2000, “The Board’s Sturgis Decision: Implications
       for Employers”
   • 39th Antitrust Spring Meeting, American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law, 1991,
       “Significant Recent Developments In Robinson-Patman Act Law Relating to Injury to
       Competition and Proof of Damage Standards”
   • 38th Antitrust Spring Meeting, American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law, 1990,
       “Current Robinson-Patman Act Developments”
   • 13th Annual Employment Law Seminar, Defense Research Institute, Inc. and Trial
       Lawyers Association, 1989, “Developments in Employment Discrimination Law”

Professional Affiliations
   • Fellow, College of Labor & Employment Employers
   • Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Civic Affiliations
    • Greene County Director, Culpeper Soil & Water Conservation Board (2006-Present); Vice
        Chairman (2009-Present)
    • Board of Directors, International Religious Freedom Watch (2000-Present)
    • Board of Directors, Horizons Expeditions Ltd. (1984-1998)
    • Chairman, Tenth Amendment Committee, Governor’s Council on Self-Determination and
        Federalism (1994-1997)
   •   Board of Directors, Family Foundation of Virginia, Inc. 1992-1995)
   •   Chairman, Troop Committee, Scout Troop 440, Robert E. Lee Counsel, Boy Scouts of
       America (1982-1992)
   •   Convenor, Presbytery of the James Committee to Strengthen the Presbyterian Witness
   •   Elder, St. Giles’ Presbyterian Church and Christ Presbyterian Church (1976-1992); Trinity
       Presbyterian Church (2009- )
   •   Richmond Area Salvation Army Advisory Board (1980-1996) (Chairman, 1992-1994)

   • Virginia 1968
   • District of Columbia 2001

Place of Birth
    • Hopkinsville, Kentucky

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