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Jackson Lewis P.C.
171 17th Street, NW
Suite 1200
United States


Co-leader of the Class Actions and Complex Litigation practice group


Eric R. Magnus is a principal in the Atlanta, Georgia, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He is co-leader of the Class Actions and Complex Litigation practice group. His practice is focused on defending federal and state wage and hour class and collective actions in jurisdictions across the United States.

Eric’s collective and class action practice focus primarily on “donning and doffing,” “off-the-clock,” tip credit and misclassification cases. He has obtained summary judgment in a number of “off the clock” class actions across the country. Eric has also obtained a series of favorable settlements in nationwide off-the-clock cases. Currently, he is defending “off the clock,” misclassification and tip credit class actions in Georgia, Minnesota, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois and Arkansas.

Eric earned his B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. He then worked for three years as a Foreign Policy Analyst for the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee before attending law school. In 2005, Eric earned his J.D. from The University of Virginia School of Law. During law school, he was the recipient of the Robert Bellamy Scholarship Award and Earle K. Shawe Labor Relations Award given to the most outstanding graduate in the field of Labor and Employment Law. In 2015, Eric joined the faculty at The University of Virginia School of Law where he is teaching the law school’s first seminar on wage and hour law.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis in 2008, Eric was an associate for three years in the Employment and Labor Department at an international law firm in Atlanta. During his tenure there, he served as the Assistant Editor of the Fourth Edition of the leading treatise in the field of employment discrimination law published by BNA in 2007.


  • American Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Georgia State Bar Association

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Labor and employment > Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

Boutique law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. is noted for defending clients before trial and appellate courts as well as arbitration proceedings involving wage and hour claims, discrimination and harassment allegations as well as trade secret and antitrust cases. Skilled in class, collective and single-plaintiff cases, the team benefits from the ability to leverage the firm’s e-discovery capabilities when handling complex litigation. It is managed by Orange County-based Samantha Hoffman and chaired by Kevin Lauri in New York. The class action and complex litigation practice group is jointly led by wage and hour experts Mia Farber in Los Angeles, David Golder in Hartford and Eric Magnus in Atlanta. Nadine Abrahams in Chicago directs the general employment litigation practice group alongside Orlando-based litigator Stephanie Adler-Paindiris. Other key names include Stephen Silvestri in Baltimore, Debra Weiss Ford in Portsmouth and Katherine Van Dyke in Detroit. Reynaldo Velazquez, formerly at Ford & Harrison LLP,  joined the Miami office in November 2021 and Garen Dodge, formerly at Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., joined the Washington DC office in July 2021. Las Vegas-based Lisa McClane left the firm in June 2021 for Fisher & Phillips.