Bob Brooks focuses his practice on tax, energy and trade issues.  He has been deeply engaged with bonus depreciation efforts on the Hill, most recently in the stimulus bill known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  He is also involved in small business expensing and the debate surrounding the estate tax.  Bob is an advocate for the horse racing industry, not only on the professional level but has a personal love for the sport as well.

Bob is very politically active and a trusted advisor as a member of numerous Republican steering committees.   He has maintained strong relationships with the Ways and Means Committee and is well known among Republican Leadership in the House.  His keen political sense and skillful strategizing serves those he advises well, both on and off the Hill.  He has successfully created ad-hoc working groups in order to advance legislative efforts.  Not only is he an effective advocate in spurring legislative efforts to move forward, but Bob is also skillful when defense is needed to stop efforts from passage that would be harmful to his clients’ respective businesses, both on the legislative and regulatory front.

Prior to his tenure on Capitol Hill, Bob was in private practice as an attorney in Arkansas.  He has extensive campaign experience having managed numerous successful congressional races.  He has served as an operative of the Republican National Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

A native of Arkansas, Bob has a BSBA degree from the University of Arkansas and received his law degree from the University of Tulsa.

brooks@alpinegroup.com