Eric D Roth

Eric D. Roth

Eric D. Roth
New York
+1 212 813 8863

Eric Roth is a counsel in the firm's Employment practice. Mr. Roth represents clients in all aspects of labor and employment relations. His practice involves counseling corporate clients on complying with the full array of laws affecting the workplace and avoiding litigation, as well as representing employers in employment-related litigation, arbitration and administrative proceedings. Mr. Roth has represented major corporations in, among others, the financial services, banking, insurance, retail, manufacturing, publishing, media, legal, education, entertainment, technology and health care industries. He joined Goodwin in 2003.


Mr. Roth handles all types of employment litigations and disputes, including single and multiple plaintiff cases, class actions and collective actions before federal and state courts, administrative agencies, and various arbitration and mediation forums across the country. His litigation practice includes claims of sexual and other forms of harassment, employment discrimination, breach of contract, executive compensation and bonus claims, discipline and discharge disputes, and tort claims arising in the employment context. Mr. Roth also has a wealth of experience both prosecuting and defending non-competition, non-solicitation, trade secrets and other restrictive covenants matters.

In addition to employment litigation, Mr. Roth has an active counseling practice, and regularly provides advice and guidance to employers on a host of employment-related matters and issues, including reductions in force, restructuring, terminations, hiring, discipline, internal investigations, employment agreements, non-compete and other restrictive covenant agreements, leave and accommodation issues, and employment policies and manuals. He also provides advice and counsel to employers on avoiding or minimizing the risk of litigation and on achieving their employee relations objectives through such techniques as proactive human resources policies and procedures, training and alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Roth has been regularly involved in devising and conducting training programs for clients' managers and staff in connection with discrimination and harassment prevention, class action claims avoidance and defense strategies, and other employment law developments and issues. He also regularly provides employment and labor advice and analysis in connection with various forms of corporate transactions, and negotiates and drafts employment contracts and related agreements for high-level executives, officers and corporate management.

Professional Activities

Mr. Roth is a member of the American Bar Association, and a member of the ABA's Labor and Employment Law Section.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Roth was an associate in the Labor & Employment Law department of Proskauer Rose LLP in New York from 1995 to 2003.




Cornell Law School

(cum laude)

Artium Baccalaureus1992

Princeton University



  • New York


  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Recognition & Awards

While attending law school, he was an editor of the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, and a founding member and Editor of the Cornell Reporter.


Mr. Roth has authored and contributed to a number of articles for HR Advisor: Legal & Practical Guidance magazine on a host of employment law topics including the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act.