Robert A. Hoffman, Partner
Philadelphia, PA

e: rhoffman@barrack.com
p: (215) 963-0600
f: (215) 963-0838

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Robert A. Hoffman

Robert A. Hoffman, Partner
Philadelphia, PA

e: rhoffman@barrack.com
p: (215) 963-0600
f: (215) 963-0838

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Robert A. Hoffman, partner in Barrack, Rodos & Bacine, joined the firm in 1986. Before joining the firm, Mr. Hoffman clerked for the Honorable Charles R. Weiner, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, during the years 1984-1985. At BR&B, Mr. Hoffman has been practicing in the area of securities class and derivative actions, and general corporate litigation.

Mr. Hoffman has broad experience in prosecuting securities class actions in federal courts around the country. He served as the lead attorney representing the Florida State Board of Administration in In re Schering-Plough Securities Litigation, before the Honorable Katherine Hayden in the District of New Jersey, which settled in 2009 for $165 million.  Mr. Hoffman has also prosecuted two of the most significant subprime-related securities class actions: In Re Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. Securities, Derivative and ERISA Litigation, before the Honorable Judge Jed S. Rakoff, in the Southern District of New York, which resulted in a $475 million settlement for defrauded investors; and In re American International Group, Inc. 2008 Securities Litigation, pending before the Honorable Laura Taylor Swain in the Southern District of New York. Mr. Hoffman was also one of the lead attorneys in In re MicroWarehouse Securities Litigation, before the Honorable Domenic J. Squatrito in the District of Connecticut, where BR&B represented the Pennsylvania Public School Employees Retirement System as one of the first insitutional lead plaintiffs appointed after passage of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  The MicroWarehouse case resulted in a $30 million recovery for the plaintiff class. Mr. Hoffman also has significant experience in the trial and appeal of securities class actions. See, e.g. In re Control Data Corp. Securities Litigation, 933 F.2d 616 (8th Cir. 1991).  Mr Hoffman also led a derivative case against Synthes, Inc., a large medical device company that had been cited by the U.S. Government for illegal "off-label" promotions.  The case was resolved in 2011 with the implementation of significant corporate governance changes at the company.

 

Education:
  • Rutgers University School of Law (J.D. 1983)
  • Rutgers University (B.A., with high distinction 1980)
Admissions:
  • New Jersey, 1983
  • Pennsylvania, 1983
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Publications:Memberships:
  • Philadelphia Bar Association