May 12, 2021

Volume XI, Number 132

Eric Bachman

Eric Bachman is Chair of the Discrimination and Retaliation practices at Zuckerman Law and has served in senior positions at the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) and the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division.  Bachman’s wins include a $100 million settlement in a disparate impact Title VII class action, a record-setting Whistleblower Protection Act settlement at OSC, and a $16 million class action settlement against a major grocery chain.  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 discrimination 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. 

Before joining Zuckerman Law, Bachman served as Deputy Special Counsel, Litigation and Legal Affairs, at OSC from 2014 to February 2017.  Prior to this, 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.


Articles in the National Law Review database by Eric Bachman

The National Law Review named Eric Bachman, chair of Zuckerman Law’s discrimination and retaliation practice group as a Go-To Thought Leader for his employment and sexual discrimination articles. Mr. Bachman’s background holding leadership roles at both the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) and the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division provides a unique and practical perspective to NLR readers on employment matters. Mr. Bachman’s contributions unpack decisions dealing with racial, sexual, and gender discrimination, and also explain the implications of pending legislation such as the Pregnant Worker’s Fairness Act.   Mr. Bachman's writing also explores a wide array of workplace discrimination situations including the prejudicial treatment of  LGBTQ employees, sex-plus discrimination claims, the differences between workplace bullying and a hostile work environment, and age discrimination.