William H. Hoch


Office: Oklahoma City & Dallas
Email: will.hoch@crowedunlevy.com

Phone: 405.239.6692
Fax: 405.272.5240
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William H. Hoch is a director at Crowe & Dunlevy where he has practiced since 1995. He splits his time primarily between the Oklahoma City and Dallas/Ft. Worth offices. Will is a graduate of The Catholic University of America and concentrates his practice in the areas of creditor’s rights, bankruptcy, receiverships, oil and gas litigation, will and trusts litigation, and foreclosure, as well as general commercial litigation. Will often represents clients in the oil and gas, banking, mortgage lending and mortgage servicing industries.

Will is chair of the Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights practice group for Crowe & Dunlevy. He is co-founder and chair emeritus of the firm’s Diversity Committee and served on the firm’s Executive Committee from 2007-2013. Will is a member of the Oklahoma, Texas, New York and Arizona Bar Associations. As a dedicated member of these professional organizations, he served on several committees, including the Standing Committee on Lawyer Referral and the Section of Litigation Bankruptcy & Insolvency Litigation Committee for the American Bar Association and is a delegate in the American Bar Association House of Delegates.

Active in the community, Will is the immediate past chairman of the board of the City Rescue Mission, Oklahoma's largest homeless shelter. He served on the board of directors for the Mental Health Association of Central Oklahoma and the board of governors for the Catholic University of America.

  • Top 10 Oklahoma Super Lawyer in 2016 and 2017 (Ranked 2 of Top 10 in 2017)
  • Inducted as a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy (Class of 2015)
  • Named Best Lawyers 2016 Lawyer of the Year (Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights and Insolvency and Reorganization)
  • Awarded Corporate Counsel (Bankruptcy and Creditor's Rights and Commercial Litigation, 2008-Present)
  • Listed in Best Lawyers (Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, 2007-Present)
  • Received the Leadership in Law Award, The Journal Record (2006 and 2014)
  • AV-rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Martindale Hubbell
  • Outstanding Service to the Public Award, Oklahoma Bar Association (2006)

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Professional Experience

  • Hon. Richard L. Bohanon, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge, Law Clerk
  • Hon. Marian Opala, Oklahoma State Supreme Court, Law Clerk
  • Hon. Glenn English, U.S. House of Representatives, Legislative Assistant
  • Lord Kennet, House of Lords, Research Assistant
  • SDP/Liberal Alliance Candidate J. Malcolm Dean, Campaign Headquarters Manager

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Member, Executive Committee, Crowe & Dunlevy, 2008-11 and 2012-14
  • Chair, Bankruptcy & Creditor's Rights practice group, Crowe & Dunlevy, 2011-Present
  • Vice President, Business Development, Crowe & Dunlevy, 2010-2011
  • Vice President, Associate Development, Crowe & Dunlevy, 2006-08
  • Chair, Recruiting & Retention, Crowe & Dunlevy, 2002-06; 2014-Present
  • Founder and Co-chair, Diversity Committee, Crowe & Dunlevy, 2000-Present
  • Member, Arizona Bar Association
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, Texas Bar Association
  • Member, New York Association
  • Member, New National Convention Committee, Federal Bar Association, 2011-14
  • Member, Government Affairs Committee, Federal Bar Association, 2009-11
  • Chair, Pro Bono Committee, Federal Bar Association, 2005-07 and 2009
  • Co-Chair, Annual Meeting Oklahoma City Chamber, Federal Bar Association, 2008-09
  • President, Oklahoma City Chapter, Federal Bar Association, 2007-08
  • Member, Standing Committee on Government Affairs, Federal Bar Association, 2005-08
  • Member, American Bar Association, 1995-Present
  • Member, Standing Committee on Lawyer Referral, American Bar Association, 2011-Present
  • Member, Section of Litigation Bankruptcy & Insolvency Litigation Committee, American Bar Association, 2003-Present
  • Member, Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress, American Bar Association, 2008-11
  • Member, Standing Committee on Government Affairs, American Bar Association, 2005-08
  • Chair and Member, Commission on Homelessness and Poverty, American Bar Association, 1999-2005
  • Member, Oklahoma Bar Association, 1993-Present
  • Member, Federal Bar Association, 2000-Present
  • Delegate, Delegate to the American Bar Association, 2014
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute, 1995-Present
  • Luther Bohanon American Inn of Court, 1995-97
  • William J. Holloway, Jr. American Inn of Court, 1999-2000
  • Member, International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, Turnaround Management Association

Honors & Awards

  • Oklahoma Super Lawyers Top Ten (2016-2017)
  • Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy, Class of 2015
  • Leadership in Law Award, The Journal Record, 2006 and 2014
  • Super Lawyers, 2010-Present
  • Corporate Counsel, 2008-Present
  • The Best Lawyers in America in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – Bankruptcy, Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law (2007-Present)
  • Best Lawyers 2016 Lawyer of the Year (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights and Insolvency and Reorganization Law - OKC)
  • AV-rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Martindale Hubbell
  • Outstanding Service to the Public Award, Oklahoma Bar Association, 2006

Published Works

  • Author, "Because We Can: Using Our Legal Skills to End Homelessness," Lawyers Working to End Homelessness, August 5, 2006
  • Co-Author, "Peace of Mind in a Volatile Marketplace," OIPA, March 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, "Plan Support Agreements and Bankruptcy Issues Affecting Oil and Gas Companies," Oklahoma County Bar Association Bankruptcy Section Meeting, May 20, 2015, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Speaker, "Doing Business with China Alternative Dispute Resolution," Crowe & Dunlevy Seminar, October 8, 2014, Oklahoma City, OK
  • "Everything You Wanted to Know About Chapter 11 Reorganizations but were Afraid to Ask," NALS Professional Development and Education Conference, March 2010
  • Speaker, Oklahoma Society of CPAs 2015 Oil and Gas Conference, August 2015 - August 2016
  • Panelist, 2016 Lex Mundi Insolvency, Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice Group Roundtable and Meeting, July 2016
  • Speaker, "Energy Loan Workouts and Restructuring", Oklahoma Bankers Association, June 2016, Tulsa, OK
  • Speaker, Oklahoma Society of CPAs 2016 Oil and Gas Conference, October 2016
  • Speaker, Kuntz Conference, November 4, 2016, Oklahoma City, OK

Classes Taught

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, "Federal Bankruptcy Law," University of Oklahoma College of Law, Spring 2005 and Spring 2007
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, "Bankruptcy," University of Oklahoma College of Law, 2004
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, "Federal Practice and Procedures," University of Oklahoma College of Law, Spring 2001
  • Adjunct Professor, "Pre-Trial Litigation," University of Oklahoma College of Law, 2000-01

Community Service

  • Immediate Past Chairman and Member of the Board, City Rescue Mission, 2005-Present
  • Board of Directors, Mental Health Association of Central Oklahoma, 2006-10
  • Board of Governors, The Catholic University of America, 1995-98
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