Ian S. Hoffman

Ian S. Hoffman

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, Partner

Washington, District of Columbia

Ian Hoffman is a trial lawyer who represents clients in high stakes business disputes in courts across the country. Recognized as a "Rising Star" in the Washington, DC Super Lawyers magazine, Mr. Hoffman represents Fortune 500 companies, government contractors, financial services institutions, and individual corporate officers and directors. He has extensive experience in Virginia federal and state courts, including litigation in the "Rocket Docket" of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Recently, Mr. Hoffman won an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs for his work on behalf of a deaf inmate in federal prison. After trial and appeal, Mr. Hoffman won a decision from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals holding that deaf inmates have a First Amendment right to communicate with other deaf persons outside of prison, and that the prison was required to provide a videophone to allow such communication. Further, in 2020, Mr. Hoffman won a historic ruling against the White House on behalf of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), with the court ordering the White House to provide American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters for all briefings related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The case garnered national media attention, including from CNN, The New York Times, NBC, Forbes, and People. Mr. Hoffman handles breach of contract, fiduciary duty, fraud, and other actions arising in a variety of contexts including prime contractor vs. subcontractor disputes, private equity transactions, and primary and secondary mortgage markets. Mr. Hoffman also handles all phases of complex civil litigation, including early case assessment and investigation, dispositive motions practice, discovery, e-discovery, depositions, expert discovery, trial, and appeal. Mr. Hoffman maintains an active pro bono practice representing deaf clients in litigation seeking access to legally-required accommodations. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Hoffman served as a law clerk to the Honorable Claude M. Hilton, Senior Judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (Alexandria Division).

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