June 06, 2012

Employment Litigation Partner Joins Venable’s Expanding Los Angeles Office

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LOS ANGELES (June 6, 2012) - Venable LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Daniel P. Hoffer, formerly with the boutique labor and employment law firm Kellman Hoffer LLP in Manhattan Beach.  He joined Venable’s Los Angeles office on June 1 as a partner in the firm's nationally recognized Labor and Employment practice group.  Mr. Hoffer is known not only as a successful trial attorney, but also for having a distinguished record as a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

"We are looking forward to having another experienced litigator on our team who has first chair experience,” says Douglas Emhoff, Partner-in-Charge of the Los Angeles office.  "Our clients will have a great opportunity to work with counsel who has substantial experience with the most pressing issues facing California employers today, including privacy and data security, trade secret protection and class action defense."

Mr. Hoffer has successfully litigated hundreds of lawsuits in state and federal court, and before such administrative agencies as the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  He has overseen and coordinated nationwide reductions in force and is proficient at drafting employment-related documents, from executive employment and confidentiality agreements to policy manuals.  On a selective basis, he also represents individuals with meritorious employment claims.

His clients include financial services firms, middle-market manufacturers in the cosmetics and consumer products industries, entertainment and communication companies, post-production facilities as well as entertainment executives and talent.

"I have known Dan for many years, consider him to be a very experienced lawyer, and have the utmost respect for his work as a litigator," says Richard Frey, Chair of the firm’s West Coast Labor and Employment Practice Group.  "He has joined a well-regarded team of attorneys who work with high profile industries unique to the Southern California region.”

Mr. Hoffer is a member of the State Bar of California and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.  He is admitted to practice in all of the United States district courts in California and the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. 

Mr. Hoffer is a cum laude graduate of California State University, Northridge.  He received his J.D., also cum laude, from Pepperdine University School of Law.


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