Dan Hoffer, chair of Venable's West Coast Labor and Employment Group, is an accomplished litigator who focuses on all aspects of employment law, commercial, and class action defense. Dan advises companies and individuals in a wide variety of industries, including media and entertainment, financial services, real estate, retail, and communications. Dan has litigated hundreds of lawsuits in both state and federal courts, and before administrative agencies, such as the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Dan represents entertainment executives and talent in disputes involving breach of contract, fraud, defamation, trade secrets, conversion, interference, and related torts. His clients regard him as a trusted strategist and advisor, adept at counseling them in avoiding litigation.
In addition to his litigation work, Dan has overseen and coordinated nationwide reductions in workforce for a national media and entertainment company. He is proficient at drafting employment-related documents, including governance and compliance policies, confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements, executive employment agreements, and employee policy manuals.
Before joining Venable, Dan served with distinction as a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).