Susan Katz Hoffman

Philadelphia, PA

SUSAN KATZ HOFFMAN is a member of Justican Mediation LLC, where she has joined with Marc Machiz in an innovative joint project to mediate major benefits litigation disputes. Susan is also available to mediate or arbitrate multiemployer plan disputes, including trustee deadlocks and withdrawal liability cases. Prior to joining Justican, Susan was a shareholder with Littler Mendelson, P.C., with her practice concentrating in the areas of benefit plan design and administration, employee benefit issues in corporate transactions, and benefit litigation, representing employers, multiemployer plan trustees, and service providers. Before joining Littler to head the employee benefits practice, she was a partner at Pepper Hamilton and before that at Goodwin, Procter in Boston, MA. She is a former Management Co-Chair of the ABA Labor & Employment Law Section’s Committee on Employee Benefits, and a former chair of the ABA Tax Section’s Subcommittees on Mergers and Acquisitions, Litigation and Fiduciary Standards (Employee Benefits Committee). She was a member of the senior editorial board of the ABA Labor Section’s treatise on Employee Benefits Law, both 1st and 2nd editions and is a frequent speaker at seminars relating to employee benefits and labor law, benefits litigation, and benefits in corporate transactions. Ms. Hoffman is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, and is a Charter Fellow of the College of Employee Benefit Counsel. Ms. Hoffman earned her B.A. in economics (with honors) from Lake Forest College in 1970, and her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1974 (cum laude). She also holds an MBA (with honors) from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where she concentrated her studies in the field of labor relations.

Fiduciary/Other Title I Issues
Mediator

Susan Katz Hoffman and Marc Machiz have joined to create Justican Mediation LLC - a unique mediation service focused on mediation of complex benefits litigation (as a team).

Health and Welfare Plans
Mediator

DC Plans
Mediator

Susan Katz Hoffman and Marc Machiz have joined to create Justican Mediation LLC - a unique mediation service focused on mediation of complex benefits litigation (as a team).

DB Plans
Mediator

Susan Katz Hoffman and Marc Machiz have joined to create Justican Mediation LLC - a unique mediation service focused on mediation of complex benefits litigation (as a team).

Multiemployer Plans
Expert WitnessMediatorSpeaker

With over 40 years of experience representing multiemployer plan trustees and contributing employers, Susan Katz Hoffman has retired from her law practice and is now available as an arbitrator or mediator for multiemployer plan disputes.