Benjamin O. Hoerner


  • JD, magna cum laude, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2014; Order of the Coif; M.E. Goldstein Memorial Prize for best paper in the field of labor law; Moot Court Board; staff editor, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law
  • BA (Government; History), Cornell University, 2009


  • Massachusetts, 2014
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer, Rising Star (2017-2018)

Benjamin O. Hoerner


Benjamin Hoerner joined the labor and employment department in 2015. Ben represents employers in a wide variety of employment matters, including complex employment litigation, disputes concerning restrictive covenants, advising on sensitive executive separations, workforce reorganizations, employee discipline and discharge issues, harassment and discrimination allegations, employment agreements, wage and hour issues, and disability and leave issues. Ben also advises clients on employment law issues that arise in corporate transactions, including deal diligence, transition planning, and the drafting of various employment-related agreements. He has represented prominent private equity fund sponsors and portfolio companies in mergers and acquisitions in a variety of industries.

Ben also specializes in representing public and private schools from across the country in employment matters, including sensitive investigations, interviewing witnesses, assessing risks, and negotiating resolutions. 

Prior to joining the firm, Benjamin served the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Special Assistant Attorney General in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Cyber Crime Division. During law school, Benjamin was part of the University of Pennsylvania’s Moot Court Board and was the Executive Director of the Youth Courts Philadelphia pro bono project. He received the M.E. Goldstein Memorial Prize for “best paper in the field of labor law.” Before entering law school, Benjamin worked as a Teach For America corps member, teaching G.E.D. mathematics in the Greater New Orleans region.


  • Author, “The Role-Modeling BFOQ: Court Confusion and Educational Promise,” 16 U. Pa. J. Bus. L. 1211 (2014)
  • Author, “Unfulfilled Promise: Mental Disability Voting Rights and the Halving of HAVA’s Potential,” 20 Texas J. Civ. Lib. Civ. Rights (forthcoming)


  • Moderator, “Emerging Technologies in Policing,” 2015 National Cyber Crime Conference (April 30, 2015)
  • Presenter, “Search Warrants for Digital Evidence in the Home and Business Environment,” 2015 National Cyber Crime Conference (April 29, 2015)
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