Valerie J. Hoffman

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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South Wacker Drive 233
Chicago 60606 IL US

Ms. Valerie J. Hoffman is a partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP where she has a nation-wide practice of labor and employment law and has served in various management roles at the Firm. As counsel to management, Ms. Hoffman advises employers of all varieties and sizes, including Fortune 100 technolo

gy, financial services, professional services, hospitality, and manufacturing companies. While Ms. 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, 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 Co-Chair of the Firm’s nationally prominent OFCCP, Affirmative Action & Diversity practice.

In addition, Ms. Hoffman co-founded and co-chairs Seyfarth’s Organizational Strategy & Analytics group. 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 & inclusion, reductions in force, and other objectives where data can be leveraged to improve human capital management and work life.

Ms. 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.

Ms. 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.


  • J.D., Boston College Law School (1978)
  • B.A., Union College, summa cum laude (1975)
  • University of Edinburgh (1973-1974)


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