Overview

Eric A. Hoffman is an experienced litigator who has advised and represented clients in federal and state courts on a wide range of topics and in all areas of labor and employment law, including:

  • Use, implementation, and enforcement of restrictive covenants
  • Theft of trade secrets
  • Noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements
  • Discrimination, harassment and retaliation
  • Workplace investigations regarding discrimination, harassment, retaliation, ethical and policy violations, and other related matters
  • Advising and assisting employers with complying with their obligations under Georgia’s unemployment laws and responding to claims for benefits before the Georgia Department of Labor
  • Education specific issues and concerns including Title IX, compliance, threat assessment, and student concerns

Prior to joining Littler, Eric practiced with a midsize regional law firm in Atlanta where he had a broad civil litigation practice including employment matters, tort, and malpractice litigation. In his practice, he represented both private and public employers in all aspects of employment litigation.

Eric holds a master’s degree in education with an emphasis in higher education administration. Prior to and during law school, Eric worked in multiple capacities for several higher education institutions. Most recently he served as the Assistant Dean and Director of Student Conduct at Emory University, where he investigated and adjudicated Title IX cases. In that role he also served on the University Threat Assessment and Student Crisis Management teams.

During law school, Eric was an associate editor of the Georgia State University Law Review, and clerked for the Hon. Harold D. Melton at the Georgia Supreme Court. 

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Labor and Employment Law Section, School and College Law Section

Georgia Bar Association

Member

Employment and Labor Law Committee

Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Recognition

Order of the Coif

Recipient, ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in Study of Labor and Employment Law

Georgia State University College of Law

2013

News, Analysis & Press

COVID-19 Update for Georgia Employers

Insight

April 29, 2020

Taking A Bullet: Are Colleges Exposing Themselves to Tort Liability by Attempting to Save Their Students?

Georgia State University Law Review

2013

Division of Archives and History: Amend O.C.G.A. § 45-13-51, Relating to the Division of Archives and History, so as to Revise the Provisions of Law Regarding Foundations of American Law and Government Displays, co-author

Georgia State University Law Review

2012

Speaking Engagements

Now What: Student Threat Assessments

State Bar of Georgia, School and College Law Section CLE Conference

April 2015

Education

  • J.D., Georgia State University College of Law, 2014summa cum laude
  • M.S., Old Dominion University, 2003
  • B.A., Pennsylvania State University, 1999

Bar Admission

Georgia

Courts

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • Georgia Superior Courts