Chair, Public Employee & Labor Groups
Roberta L. de Araujo, specializes in representing employees and unions in employment, civil rights and union matters. Before joining the Firm, she served for nine years as General Counsel and two years as staff attorney for the Maine State Employees Association, where she represented the union and its private and public sector members in arbitration and administrative hearings and related court proceedings. Roberta also has many years of experience in Maine as a mediator, arbitrator, fact-finder, and hearing officer handling labor and employment issues, including unemployment appeals and appeals before the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. In addition, she practiced for three years with a Washington, D.C. law firm representing employees and unions in retirement law matters. Roberta graduated from the University of Chicago Law School, and magna cum laude from Brown University.