PeopleThomas R. Hoecker
Thomas R. Hoecker

Thomas R. Hoecker

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PeopleThomas R. Hoecker

  • University of Illinois College of Law (J.D., with honors, 1975)
    • Notes and Comments Editor, University of Illinois Law Forum
    • Member, Order of the Coif
  • Northern Illinois University (B.S., Finance, with honors, 1972)
    • Wall Street Journal Award (highest GPA in Finance Department)

  • American Bar Association
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Western Pension and Benefits Conference
  • American College of Employee Benefits Counsel
  • American Bar Foundation

  • "Deferred Compensation Arrangements- A Primer for Corporate Counsel," Author (2013)
  • "Plan Expenses, Investment Advice, Target Date Funds and Other Important Fiduciary Issues – How Does Your Plan Stack Up?" Speaker, Western Pension & Benefits Conference (May 2011)
  • "Managing A Company Stock Fund – When Must A Fiduciary Sell Company Stock?" Presenter, Snell & Wilmer Corporate Counsel Forum (October 2010)
  • "Investment Advice – The Proposed Regulations and Other Alternatives," Western Pension and Benefits Conference Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California (July 2010)
  • "Executive Compensation Update," Snell & Wilmer Mid-Year Update (June 2009)
  • "The Impact of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 on Executive Compensation Policies and Practices," Special Meeting, American Corporate Counsel Association, Arizona Chapter (November 2008)
  • "Managing Fiduciary Risk - A Practical Guide for 401(k) Plan Fiduciaries," Western Pension and Benefits Conference, Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington (July 2008)
  • "Managing Fiduciary Risk - A Practical Guide for 401(k) Plan Fiduciaries," ALI-ABA Video Law Review (June 2008)
  • "Planning to Comply - Developing an Effective Plan Governance Structure," National Accounting & Finance Council, American Trucking Association (March 2008)
  • "The New Rules for Deferred Compensation - A Compliance Strategy for Corporate Counsel," Snell & Wilmer Corporate Counsel Forum (August 2007)
  • "Selected Fiduciary Issues," ALI-ABA Video Law Review (June 2007)
  • "Dodging Bullets - Avoiding Fiduciary Liability," Western Pension and Benefits Conference Orange County, California Chapter (April 2007)
  • "Reexamining Moench - When Must A Fiduciary Sell Employer Stock?" New York University Review of Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation (2007)
  • "Section 409A, Scope and Coverage," American Corporate Counsel Association, Arizona Chapter (March 2006)
  • "When Must A Fiduciary Sell Employer Stock," ALI-ABA Video Law Review (June 2006)
  • "ERISA and the 401(k) Plan Fiduciary," ALI-ABA Video Law Review (June 2006)
  • "Managing Fiduciary Risk, Western Pension and Benefits Conference," Orange County, California Chapter (2006)

  • American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, Charter Fellow
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (1995-2019), Mutual Funds Law (1995-2019)
    • Lawyer of the Year, Phoenix Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (2013)
  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Employee Benefits/ERISA (2007, 2011-2019)
  • Super Lawyers®, Employee Benefits/ERISA - Corporate Counsel Edition (2008)
  • Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Attorneys, Employee Benefits Law (2010-2011)
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • Best of the Bar, The Business Journal (2004)

  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Illinois

  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • Supreme Court of Colorado
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona