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Eric R. Magnus


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Eric R. Magnus


Eric R. Magnus is a Principal in the Atlanta, Georgia, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He is Co-Leader of the Class Actions and Complex Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Magnus’ practice is focused on defending federal and state wage and hour class and collective actions in jurisdictions across the United States.  

Mr. Magnus’ collective and class action practice focus primarily on “donning and doffing,” “off-the-clock,” tip credit and misclassification cases. Mr. Magnus has obtained summary judgment in a number of “off the clock” class actions across the country. Mr. Magnus has also obtained a series of favorable settlements in nationwide off-the-clock cases. Currently, Mr. Magnus is defending “off the clock,” misclassification and tip credit class actions in Georgia, Minnesota, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois and Arkansas.

Mr. Magnus earned his B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Mr. Magnus then worked for three years as a Foreign Policy Analyst for the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee before attending law school. In 2005, he earned his J.D. from The University of Virginia School of Law. During law school, he was the recipient of the Robert Bellamy Scholarship Award and Earle K. Shawe Labor Relations Award given to the most outstanding graduate in the field of Labor and Employment Law. In 2015, Eric joined the faculty at The University of Virginia School of Law where he is teaching the law school’s first seminar on wage and hour law.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis in February 2008, Mr. Magnus was an associate for three years in the Employment and Labor Department at an international law firm in Atlanta. During his tenure there, he served as the Assistant Editor of the Fourth Edition of the leading treatise in the field of employment discrimination law published by BNA in 2007.

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Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Georgia State Bar Association

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Camp Ramah Darom, Board of Directors
  • Wounded Warriors Project, Pro Bono Counsel

Published Works

  • Employment Discrimination Law. 4th ed. BNA, 2007. [Contributing Editor]

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