Susan K. Hoffman - Littler Mendelson P.C.

Susan K. Hoffman

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995
Phone: 267-402-3015

Susan Katz Hoffman concentrates her practice in the areas of employee benefits litigation, plan design and administration, and issues in corporate transactions, representing:

  • Plan sponsors
  • Prototype plan sponsors
  • Institutional trustees
  • Investment managers
  • Employer associations
  • Multi-employer plan trustees
  • Insurers

Susan has more than 35 years of experience representing employers in cutting edge benefits litigation, plan design and transactions. With clients in the transportation, banking, manufacturing, and retail industries, as well as public sector and public utility employers, she has specific expertise with matters involving the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Internal Revenue Code and the Bankruptcy Code.

Susan regularly writes for various national legal and accounting publications regarding developments in employee benefits tax issues and employee benefits litigation and regulation. She also lectures on subjects relating to benefit plans in mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcies, ERISA litigation and multi-employer pension plans. At the invitation of the IRS, she presented a program for IRS National Office Employee Benefits attorneys and plan reviewers on merger and acquisition issues.

She has been recognized by her peers by serving in leadership positions on bar association benefits committees since 1977.  She is also a sought-after speaker in benefits legal education addressing litigation, bankruptcy, transactions, and legal ethics as it relates to benefits.

A shareholder of Littler Mendelson, Susan is the current Co-Chair of the firm's ERISA and Benefits Litigation Practice Group, and former Co-Chair of the Employee Benefits Practice Group.

Susan also is a crossword champion.  She regularly finishes among the top 50 competitors in the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, and appeared briefly in the movie “Wordplay” when she won the “C” division in that Tournament.

University of PennsylvaniaMBA University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolJ.D. Lake Forest CollegeBA
American College of Employment Benefit Counsel

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit

Office Location

Three Parkway, Suite 1400
1601 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law of the Philadelphia Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - ERISA of the Philadelphia Metro Area
Susan K. Hoffman has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Susan K. Hoffman has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (Litigation)
Employment Law - Management
Litigation - ERISA