June 22, 2023

Volume XIII, Number 173


Eric Bachman

Over the past two decades, Eric Bachman has represented employees who have suffered employment discrimination and whistleblower retaliation at work. Many of Eric’s clients worked as executives and high-level managers in Fortune 500 companies. Eric has significant experience in both private law firms, where he worked as a partner for many years at two Washington, DC employment law firms, and in high-level government positions. Eric served in senior positions at the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC). His wins include a $100 million settlement in a Title VII employment discrimination class action, a $1.3 million jury verdict in an age discrimination case (tried with co-counsel), a record-setting Whistleblower Protection Act settlement at OSC.

Eric writes for Forbes.com on employment law issues. And among other honors, he was named to the Best Lawyers in America list 2022 for Employment Law and Civil Rights, the National Law Review has twice recognized him with the “Go-To Thought Leader” award, and he has been named to the BestLawyers and SuperLawyers lists multiple times.  Further, Washingtonian magazine selected Eric a Top Lawyer in Whistleblower Law numerous times, and the ABA Journal honored his blog as one of the best legal blogs in the country.

Eric 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. He litigates employment discrimination cases, including age discrimination, sex harassment, and whistleblower retaliation cases.

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.