Carrie Hoffman


Carrie Hoffman represents and counsels major employers nationwide in all areas of labor and employment law across a wide range of industries, including retail and hospitality. She serves as chair of Foley’s Labor & Employment Practice Group, and is highly regarded for her experience with wage and hour issues as well as employment discrimination and retaliation claims. She regularly reviews and drafts employment agreements — such as covenants not to compete — and advises clients on a wide variety of labor and employment issues such as:

  • Workplace safety
  • Workplace harassment
  • Union avoidance and election campaigns
  • Leaves of absence
  • Hiring, termination, and severance policies and procedures
  • Litigation avoidance

Carrie has defended clients throughout the U.S. in major employment litigation at both the federal and state court level, including class and collective actions. She also represents employers in investigations and audits by agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Texas Workforce Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, and the U.S. Department of Labor.

Clients have a high regard for Carrie’s knowledge of wage and hour laws as well as her practical approach to problem solving and direct manner.

Awards and Recognition

  • Selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of Employment Law – Management (2013-2024) and Litigation – Labor & Employment (2013-2024)
  • Named the Best Lawyers® 2021 Litigation – Labor & Employment “Lawyer of the Year” in Dallas
  • Recognized, Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, Labor & Employment (2016, 2017)
  • Recognized, Texas Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business, as published in Texas Super Lawyers Magazine, Employment & Labor (2003-2017)
  • Honored, Dallas Top 50 Women Lawyers Award, Texas Diversity Council (2017)
  • Recognized, The Best Lawyers Under 40 in Dallas, D Magazine (2004)
  • Recognized, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™


  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Board-certified, Labor and Employment Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Member, Wage and Hour Defense Institute

Community Involvement

  • Graduate, Dallas Regional Chamber, Leadership Dallas (2012)
  • Member, Big Thought
    • Former director
    • Former chair, Human Resources Committee
    • Member, Operations Committee
    • Member, Legal & Risk Management Committee
  • Former co-chair, Parish Episcopal School Spring Picnic (2007, 2008)
  • Former secretary, Parent Teacher Organization, JCC Preschool (2004)
  • Graduate, Leadership Arts Institute (2003, 2004)
23 May 2024 In the News

Carrie Hoffman on UAW’s Southern Auto Push – ‘It’s a much more political concept’

Foley & Lardner LLP partner Carrie Hoffman commented on the United Auto Worker’ recent loss in a union representation election
20 May 2024 Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

Update on Union Organizing Activity — Mercedes Benz Staves off Alabama Union Organizing Campaign

The United Auto Workers has lost an election at two Mercedes Benz plants in Vance, Alabama. The May 2024 loss reflected that workers turned down the union by a significant margin
17 May 2024 In the News

Carrie Hoffman on In-Flight Pumping Breaks - 'Guidance from the FAA would carry more weight'

Foley & Lardner LLP partner Carrie Hoffman offered insight on flight crews moving closer to securing the right to in-flight pumping breaks
06 May 2024 Deals and Wins

Foley Represents Boviet Solar in Acquisition of First US Production Facility

Foley & Lardner LLP recently represented Boviet Solar Technology Co., Ltd. (Boviet Solar) in the acquisition of its first North America production facility in Greenville, North Carolina.
09 May 2024 Events

The FTC Noncompete Rule: Where Do We Go From Here?

On Tuesday, April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted to finalize a rule abolishing the vast majority of employee noncompetes across the United States.
24 April 2024 Viewpoints

FTC Finalizes Rule Against Employee Noncompetes

On April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission voted to finalize a rule abolishing the vast majority of employee noncompetes across the United States.