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)
21 November 2023 In the News

Carrie Hoffman and Shabbi Khan Quoted on Generative AI Training for Workers

Foley & Lardner LLP partners Carrie Hoffman and Shabbi Khan are quoted in the CNBC article, “On-the-job generative AI training is already critical for workers. Here’s how to get started.”
02 October 2023 In the News

Carrie Hoffman Discusses How Employers Can Adapt to Meet Nursing Break Compliance

Foley & Lardner LLP partner Carrie Hoffman is quoted in the Law360 article, “How To Get Creative For Nursing Break Compliance,” offering her perspective on how employers can adapt to meet federal nursing break requirements.
18 September 2023 Honors and Awards

Foley Attorneys Named to 2023 Texas Super Lawyers

Foley & Lardner LLP is pleased to announce that 17 of its attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2023 Texas Super Lawyers list.
14 September 2023 Events

2023 Labor & Employment Summit

Foley & Lardner’s Labor & Employment Practice Group is excited to announce this year’s Labor & Employment Summit will be returning for one show only on Thursday, September 14, 2023, at the Chicago House of Blues.
11 September 2023 Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

DOL Seeks to Change Exempt Salary Threshold

Employers of salaried workers beware — you may soon have to give raises to members of your workforce in order to keep them exempt from overtime entitlement.
25 August 2023 In the News

Carrie Hoffman Comments on NLRB Mandate for Speedier Union Elections