Vedder Price

Thomas G. Hancuch

Shareholder

Thomas G. Hancuch is a Shareholder at Vedder Price, where he represents employers in all aspects of employee benefits, labor and employment law.

His practice focuses on employee benefit plan design and administration, including ERISA and Affordable Care Act compliance; benefit claims and litigation; employee relations and benefits aspects of mergers, acquisitions, workforce reductions and outsourcing; leaves of absence and accommodation of employees with disabilities; employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims; employee leasing and worker classification; executive compensation; wage and hour laws; employee discipline and discharge; and other human resources matters.

Mr. Hancuch represents a wide variety of employers, including hospitals, life sciences companies, schools and universities, museums, financial services institutions, manufacturers, retailers, contractors and service providers. His clients range in size from small professional corporations with a handful of employees to large multinational corporations. He works closely with management, human resources professionals and corporate counsel to develop practical, cost-effective solutions for clients.

In 2015, Mr. Hancuch was inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel. He is recognized in publications such as Chambers USA and The Legal 500 for his work in Employee Health and Retirement Plans. In 2018, 2019 and 2020, Mr. Hancuch was recognized in Chambers USA in the Illinois Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation category. Mr. Hancuch is also recognized by Leading Lawyers for Employee Benefits Law and Super Lawyers for Employee Benefits. He writes and speaks frequently on human resources topics. He is a former Co-Chair of several American Bar Association Employee Benefits Committee Subcommittees, including the Subcommittees on ERISA Preemption and on Employment Discrimination and Employee Benefits. Mr. Hancuch served as an editor of and contributor to the leading legal treatise Employee Benefits Law, second and third editions, published by Bloomberg BNA.

Thomas G. Hancuch

Shareholder

Education

  • University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., magna cum laude
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., high honors

Thomas G. Hancuch

Shareholder

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

Thomas G. Hancuch

Shareholder

Thomas G. Hancuch

Shareholder