Eric Bachman is a Principal with Zuckerman Law, where he is the Chair of the discrimination and retaliation practices. Bachman has served in senior positions at the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) and the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division.
His wins include a $100 million settlement in a Title VII employment discrimination class action, a record-setting Whistleblower Protection Act settlement at OSC, and a $16 million class action settlement against a major grocery chain.
Bachman writes for Forbes.com on employment discrimination issues. Washingtonian magazine named Bachman a Top Lawyer in Whistleblower Law, and the ABA Journal honored Glass Ceiling Discrimination Blog as one of the best legal blogs in the country.
Bachman holds extensive litigation experience, including trials in federal and state courts, and has also set important precedent on employment discrimination issues at the appellate level.
Bachman litigates employment cases, including “glass ceiling” discrimination cases where an employee is denied a promotion because of their gender, race, national origin, religion or other protected characteristic.
As editor of the Glass Ceiling Discrimination blog, Bachman writes frequently on topics related to promotion discrimination, harassment, and other employment discrimination issues. Before joining Zuckerman Law, Bachman served as Deputy Special Counsel, Litigation and Legal Affairs, at OSC from 2014 to February 2017.
Prior to that, he worked for five years as a Special Litigation Counsel and Senior Trial Attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. Previously, Bachman was a partner in a Washington, DC civil rights law firm.
In cases against private companies and government agencies, he has litigated in federal courts across the country. Bachman began his career as a public defender and served as lead or co-counsel in numerous jury trials.
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