Denise Hoggard

Rainwater Holt & Sexton
801 Technology Drive
Little Rock, AR 72223

Born: Jacksonville, Arkansas

Arkansas State University, B.S., 1979
University of Arkansas School of Law, 1982
William H. Bowen School of Law, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, J.D., 1983

Memberships and Service:
Arkansas Bar Association, president and benefactor, 2016
College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, fellow, Class of 2016
Arkansas Bar, 1984
Texas Bar, 1980
U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, 1984
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 1984
Adjunct Instructor at William H. Bowen School of Law
American Association for Justice
Arkansas Association of Women Lawyers: past president, board member
Arkansas Bar Foundation, sustaining fellow
Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association: member, publications committee
Arkansas Women Executives, former board member
Infinity Project, state delegate
Pulaski County Bar Association
The Judge Henry Woods Inn of Court, member
College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, fellow

Awards and Peer Reviews:
The Arkansas Bar Golden Gavel Award, 2015
Arkansas Best Lawyers
AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®
Avvo® Superb 10 Rating
Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, 2010
Super Lawyers
®, 2014-2015
The Best Lawyers in America
®, 2008–present
The Best Lawyers in America
®, Labor and Employment Top Lawyers, 2008

ATLA Docket:
“Effective Use and Defense of Summary Judgment” (2007)
“Revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act May Negatively Impact Workers” (2006)
“Tools for Protecting Privacy in Arkansas” (2004)
“ERISA Recovery Options” (2002)
“Managing Law Firm Employees: Concern from Hiring Through Firing” (2009)
“Americans with Disabilities Act Amended Act” (2009)

Arkansas Bar Association:
“Employment At Will” (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007)
“Your Practice and the Committee on Professional Conduct” (2007)
“Woodshedding or Obstruction of Justice? Preparing Your Client to Testify” (2009)
“Current Issues in Employment Law”
“Ethical Considerations of Settlement”

Authored continued:
National Business Institute:
“Current Status of Workplace Privacy Rights” (1999)
“Documentation During the Hiring Process” (2000)
“Americans with Disabilities Act” (2002)
“Wrongful Discharge Claims” (2002)
“Work time or Hours Worked”(2004, 2005)
“Special Wage Issues” (2004)
“Ethical Issues Encountered when Dealing with Small Business Clients” (2004)
“Protecting Yourself against Wrongful Discharge” (2004)
“How to Handle Post-Trial Issues” (2006)
“How to Avoid Common Ethical Pitfalls” (2006)
“Hiring and Firing: A Plaintiff’s Attorney’s View” (2006, 2008)
“Protecting Your Company from Illegal Hiring and Firing Suits” (2007)
“Considerations When an Employment Claim is Filed” (2005)
“Employment Law Developments” (2006, 2008)
“A Guide to Employee Handbooks and Manuals” (2001)
“In your Client’s Best Interests — Ethical Considerations” (2005)
“Privacy in the Workplace and Conducting an Internal Investigation” (2006, 2008)
“Recordkeeping and Documentation Issues” (2001)
“Sexual Harassment: Employer and Employee Rights and Responsibilities” (2005)
“The Termination Process” (2005)

Lorman Education Services:
“Employment Law from A to Z” (2008)
“Family and Medical Leave Act” (2006, 2007, 2008)
“Hiring to Separation in Arkansas: A ‘Soup to Nuts’ Guide” (2006)
“Recent Developments Impacting the 2003/2004 Workplace in Arkansas” (2003)
“Overtime Requirements and Exemptions” (1999 -2003, 2005, 2006)

Sterling Education Services:
“Employment Law Updates” (2003, 2005, 2006, 2007)
“Avoid Liability in Hiring & Terminating Foreign Nationals” (2007)

Criminal Justice Institute:
“Fair Labor Standards Act” (2008)
“Dare to Discipline” (2008)

“Current Issues in Employment Law” (1997)
“Dare to Discipline” (2007)

Co-presenter, Civil Relief to Victims of Crime Act: Add Value to Personal Injury Cases, Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, 2015