PeopleEric H. Spencer
Eric H. Spencer

Eric H. Spencer

PeopleEric H. Spencer

  • Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government (Masters in Public Administration, 2003)
  • Duke University School of Law (J.D., 2003)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude, 1997)

  • National Association of State Election Directors (2015-present)
  • State Bar of Arizona (2004-present)
  • Harvard Club of Phoenix (2012-2014, 2018-present)

Political and Election Law

  • “Taking the Initiative: Direct Democracy in Arizona,” Presenter/Panelist, Arizona Election Law Seminar, Arizona State Law School (September 2018)
  • “Arizona Candidate Training,” Instructor, Arizona Secretary of State’s Office (March/April 2018)
  • “Initiative/Referenda Law Overview,” Presenter/Panelist, Arizona Election Law Seminar, State Bar of Arizona (April 2018)
  • “Arizona Voting Rights,” Presenter/Panelist, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (March 2018)
  • “Direct Democracy: Boon or Bane?" Presenter/Panelist, Arizona Capitol Times Morning Scoop Seminar (November 2017)
  • “Arizona Election Law,” Instructor, Arizona Secretary of State’s Election Officer Certification Training (June/July/August/September 2017)
  • “Campaign Finance,” Presenter, Arizona Election Law Seminar, State Bar of Arizona (April 2016)
  • “Arizona Election Law,” Instructor, Arizona Secretary of State’s Election Officer Certification Training (June/July/August/September 2015)

Government Contracting and Construction Litigation

  • "Indemnity and Insurance in Arizona: Key Concepts for Owners, Contractors and Design Professionals," Co-Author, Under Construction (June 2013)
  • "2012: Arizona Construction Law Summary," Co-Author, Under Construction (September 2012)
  • 2012 Construction Law Update: Case Law & Legislation Affecting the Construction Industry (Arizona summary), Co-Author, ABA Forum on the Construction Industry
  • "Arizona Court of Appeals Clarifies Who Is The “Successful Party” in Litigation for Purposes of Awarding Attorneys’ Fees and Holds that a Subsequent Homeowner Cannot Rescind Its Purchase With Respect to the Original Builder," Co-Author, Snell & Wilmer Legal Alert (July 2012)
  • "Perfecting a Mechanic’s Lien: The Arizona Court of Appeals Holds that Contractors Need Only Substantially Comply with the Mechanic’s Lien Statutes," Under Construction (June 2011)
  • "Arizona Supreme Court Holds That The Economic Loss Rule May Bar Negligence Claims Against Architects and Design Professionals," Co-Author, Under Construction (February 2010)
  • "Arizona Residential Contractors Must Make Good On Recovery Fund Payouts Regardless of State’s Delay in Bringing a Subrogation Action," Co-Author, Under Construction (November 2009)
  • "Payment Collections in the Construction Industry – Protecting Your Rights In A Down Economy," Co-Author, Under Construction (March 2009)
  • "Methods of Payment Collection for Design Professionals," Co-Author, Under Construction (September 2008)
  • "Supreme Court Invalidates Voting Rights Act Formula: Arizona and Other Covered Jurisdictions Are No Longer Subject to the Preclearance Requirement," Co-Author, Snell & Wilmer Legal Alert (June 2013)

  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Rising Stars Edition, Construction Litigation: Business (2014)

Community

  • United States Selective Service System, Local Board Member (2012-present)
  • Senator Jeff Flake Military Academy Nomination Committee (2013-2018)
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Central Arizona (2012-2018)
  • WESTMARC, Board of Directors (2013-2014)
  • Harvard Club of Phoenix, Board of Directors and Treasurer (2013-2014)
  • Congressman David Schweikert Military Academy Selection Committee (2013)
  • Arizona Town Hall, Recorder (2013)
  • American Legion, Department of Arizona (2012-2013)

Political Commitment

  • Legal Observer and Chairman/Co-Chairman of Election Day Operations (2008-2014)
  • Legislative District Second Vice Chairman (2008-2010)
  • State Political Party Bylaws Committee Chairman (2010)
  • Political Party National Convention Alternate Delegate (2008)
  • Elected Precinct Committeeman and State Committeeman (2007-2015)

  • Arizona Secretary of State's Office, State Election Director (2015-2019)
  • Snell & Wilmer, Associate Attorney (2007-2014)
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Policy Development, Legal Intern (2000)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, Legal Intern to Hon. Eugene Sullivan (2000)
  • U.S. House Majority Leader Dick Armey, Legislative Intern (1996)
  • U.S. Senator John McCain, Legislative Intern (1995)
  • Governor Fife Symington, Legislative Intern (1995)

  • Captain, Arizona Army National Guard (2007-2009)
  • Infantry Platoon Leader, United States Army, 4th Infantry Division, 3-67 Armor (2005-2007); Infantry and officer training, Fort Benning, GA (2003-2005)
  • Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom; Awards and Decorations include the Bronze Star Medal and Combat Infantry Badge

  • Arizona

  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona
  • United States Court of Federal Claims