Mr. Hoeffel is an associate in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of both the corporate group and the government relations group. He advises and assists for-profit and not-for-profit entities of all sizes in a variety of general business matters, including entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, contracts and agreements, and corporate governance activities. He also has significant experience in government relations and administrative law, with an emphasis on legislative and executive agency representation, campaign finance, ethics and election law, government contract procurement and hearings, and matters before various regulatory agencies and boards.
His notable experience includes:
- Assisting in securing the passage of multiple pieces of legislation benefiting public and private sector clients
- Successfully defending several clients in matters before the Ohio Elections Commission
- Coordinating activities of a 70-member team in a challenge to a statewide initiative proposal
Mr. Hoeffel is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Columbus Bar Association.
Mr. Hoeffel received his J.D. from Capital University Law School summa cum laude where he was a member of the Order of the Curia. He served on the Capital University Law Review as Associate Editor. He received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame cum laude. Mr. Hoeffel also spent a semester abroad at King’s College in London.
Before joining Vorys, Mr. Hoeffel served as a Policy Analyst and Legislative Liaison for the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. He also worked as a law clerk for the Ohio Auditor of State’s Office, a legislative aide for the Ohio House of Representatives, and a member of the Ohio Legislative Service Commission.
Professional and Community Activities
- Captain, United States Army Reserve
- Commander, 1001st Quartermaster Company, Chillicothe, Ohio, January 2001-August 2007
- Deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom-Camp Anaconda, Iraq, February 2003-March 2004
Ohio’s Death Penalty: History and Current Developments," Capital Law Review, 2003 (31 Cap. U.L. Rev. 659)
- Ohio Statehouse Update: Ohio House Finance Committee Unveils Substitute Budget Bill
- Ohio Statehouse Update: 129th General Assembly Wraps Up Legislative Session
- Statehouse Update: Ohio Election Summary 2012
- Ohio Statehouse Update: Point/Counterpoint on the Upcoming Elections
- Ohio Statehouse Update: General Election Preview 2012
- Ohio Statehouse Update: Constitutional Modernization Commission and Vorys Constitutional Seminar
- Ohio Statehouse Update: Ohio Election Preview
- Ohio Statehouse Update: Governor Signs Budget Into Law
- Ohio Statehouse Update - Senate Passes Budget Bill