Crowe & Dunlevy Shareholder Selected as President Elect for OKC Chapter of Federal Bar

OKLAHOMA CITY – William H. Hoch, shareholder and attorney with Crowe & Dunlevy since 1995, was selected as President elect for Oklahoma City Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. The Oklahoma City Chapter of the Federal Bar Association covers the entire area comprised by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. The chapter has over 125 members and includes administrative, district, and appellate judges, government attorneys, private practitioners, and law professors. The Association facilitates communication between the bar and the federal judiciary and provides education related to federal trial and appellate practice.

Hoch, who previously served as chair for the Oklahoma City Chapter of the Federal Bar Association’s Pro Bono Committee, said he was honored to be selected for such a distinguished position.

Hoch is a graduate of the Catholic University of America and concentrates his practice in the areas of bankruptcy, commercial litigation, copyright and trademark infringement, antitrust and related litigation. He chairs Crowe & Dunlevy’s Recruiting Committee and is Vice President of Crowe & Dunlevy for Associate Development.

Hoch is a former Law Clerk to the Honorable Richard L. Bohanon, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma, and the Honorable Marion Opala, Justice of the Oklahoma State Supreme Court. Mr. Hoch was also Legislative

Director to former Congressman Glenn English (D-OK), where he handled issues related to telecommunications, rural electrification, civil rights, rural development, housing and homelessness. He served on The Catholic University of America's Board of Governors.

Mr. Hoch is the former chair of the American Bar Association's Commission on Homelessness & Poverty from 2001 to 2005. He is currently a member of the American Bar Association's Government Affairs Committee. Mr. Hoch is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.

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