Eric R. Magnus: Lawyer with Jackson Lewis P.C.

Eric R. Magnus

Atlanta,  GA  U.S.A.
Phone(404) 525-8200

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Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment
    University Georgetown University, B.S., magna cum laude, 1999 Phi Beta Kappa
    Law SchoolUniversity of Virginia, J.D., 2005 School of Law
    Admitted2008, Colorado - D. Colo.; 2005, Georgia - N.D. Ga.; 2009, Georgia - S.D. Ga.; 2012, Florida - N.D. Fla.; 2010, 10th Circuit Court of Appeals; 2005, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals; 2014, Georgia - M.D. Ga.; 2005, Georgia

    Bar & Professional Association Memberships
    American Bar Association
    Atlanta Bar Association
    State Bar of Georgia


    Eric R. Magnus is a Shareholder in the Atlanta, Georgia office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Mr. Magnus' practice is focused primarily 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” and misclassification wage and hour cases. Mr. Magnus has obtained summary judgment at the district and circuit court levels in Fair Labor Standards Act and state law cases across the country. Mr. Magnus has also obtained favorable settlements in nationwide off-the-clock, donning and doffing and misclassification cases in several jurisdictions. He is an active member of the firm's national class action and wage hour practice groups. Mr. Magnus also regularly advises clients prospectively on proper classifications of employees and on effective methods to avoid off-the-clock claims.

    Mr. Magnus was selected as a 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Rising Star by Georgia Super Lawyers Magazine.

    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.

    Prior to joining Jackson Lewis in February 2008, Mr. Magnus was an associate for three years in the Employment and Labor Department at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, LLP in Atlanta. During his tenure at Paul Hastings, 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.

    Published Works

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

    Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity

    •Recipient of 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, University of Virginia School of Law
    •2011, 2012 and 2013 Rising Star by Georgia Super Lawyers Magazine
    Pro Bono Counsel for the Wounded Warriors project

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    Office Information

    Eric R. Magnus

    1155 Peachtree Street, N.E., Suite 1000
    AtlantaGA 30309-3600


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