American College of Bankruptcy to Induct Crowe & Dunlevy Attorney

The American College of Bankruptcy recently announced that Crowe & Dunlevy attorney William H. Hoch will be inducted as a fellow of the college on March 13, 2015 in Washington, D.C. Hoch joins an elite list of only six Oklahoma members. Crowe & Dunlevy attorney Mark A. Craige is also a fellow.

“Induction into the American College of Bankruptcy is quite a prestigious honor for attorneys in the industry,” said Kevin Gordon, president of Crowe & Dunlevy. “It’s no surprise that Will’s extremely high standard of professionalism, ethics, integrity and expertise gained him entry into the college. We are proud to now have two Crowe & Dunlevy attorneys as American College of Bankruptcy fellows.”

Hoch is a director in the firm’s Oklahoma City office and serves as chair of the Bankruptcy & Creditor's Rights practice group. He has practiced at the firm since 1995, concentrating in the areas of creditor’s rights, bankruptcy, commercial litigation, foreclosure, Fair Debtor Collection Practices Act, TILA litigation, RESPA litigation and HOEPA litigation.

He is AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell and listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Mortgage Banking and Foreclosure Law; Litigation/Banking Finance; Litigation/Bankruptcy; Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law/Insolvency and Reorganization; and Commercial Litigation). Hoch has also been selected as a Super Lawyer in the areas of business litigation, bankruptcy and creditor’s rights and general litigation.

Hoch received his Juris Doctor from the Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America and has a Bachelor of Arts from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

The American College of Bankruptcy is an honorary professional and educational association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals. The college plays an important role in sustaining professional excellence and supports educational and pro bono efforts in local communities around the country. College fellows include commercial and consumer bankruptcy attorneys, judges, insolvency accountants, turnaround and workout specialists, law professors, government officials and others involved in the bankruptcy and insolvency community.

Criteria for selection include: the highest standard of professionalism, ethics, character, integrity, professional expertise and leadership contributing to the enhancement of bankruptcy and insolvency law and practice; sustained evidence of scholarship, teaching, lecturing or writing on bankruptcy or insolvency; and commitment to elevate knowledge and understanding of the profession and public respect for the practice. There are 34 nominees being honored and recognized for their professional excellence and exceptional contributions to the fields of bankruptcy and insolvency. The nominees reside in 24 states (including the District of Columbia) and three foreign countries.

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