As counsel to chief executives and management, Valerie Hoffman advises employers of all varieties and sizes, including Fortune 100 technology, financial services, professional services, hospitality, and manufacturing companies. While Hoffman has a broad-based employment law advice and counsel practice, she has a particular focus on strategies to prevent and resolve issues relating to employment discrimination, including pay equity and glass-ceiling issues, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) defense and affirmative-action compliance, and advice about legally defensible diversity practices. She is a core leader of the firm’s Pay Equity Group and founded and is cochair of the firm’s nationally prominent OFCCP, affirmative-action, and diversity practices.
In addition, Hoffman cofounded and cochairs Seyfarth’s People Analytics team. This forward-facing people-analytics practice works with employers to design and implement metrics for tracking, assessment, and achievement of workforce objectives, including effective talent acquisition and management, workforce planning, leadership development, pay equity, diversity and inclusion, reductions in force, and other objectives where data can be leveraged to improve human capital management and work life.
Hoffman also provides counsel and advice on diversity and inclusion best practices, metrics, progress management, and change management. Employers across the country value her broad knowledge of legally defensible and practical solutions for achieving diversity and inclusion objectives. She has extensive experience counseling senior leaders about these issues and their intersection with employment discrimination law.
Hoffman receives national media coverage of her observations about issues involving employment-related issues, including workplace metrics, employment discrimination, government compliance, glass-ceiling issues, pay equity, and diversity. She is a popular speaker and writer on these topics.