Stacy Clark Hooper

Employers across a range of industries rely on Stacy Hooper for assistance related to employee benefit plans, including:

  • Health and welfare plans
  • Pension plans
  • Profit sharing plans
  • Employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) and
  • 401(k) plans.

Stacy has particular experience with health and welfare benefit plans, including the intricacies of Affordable Care Act compliance, plan design and drafting, and evolving guidance regarding wellness programs and consumer-directed accounts.

Stacy also provides practical advice to plan sponsors and insurers on a variety of federal and state laws applicable to employee benefits, including HIPAA, COBRA, ERISA, state and federal securities requirements, state insurance law, and the tax code.  Additionally, she advises clients on benefits and compensation issues related to mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate transactions; helps clients navigate governmental investigations of employee benefit plans; and assists clients with negotiating service provider agreements.  

Prior to joining Waller, Stacy gained experience in the Atlanta office of Alston & Bird LLP, where she was a member of the firm’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group.


  • Member, Nashville, Tennessee and Georgia Bar Associations

Prior Affiliations

  • Associate, Alston & Bird LLP, Atlanta, 2012-2016


  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 2012
    • Contributing Author, Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Vanderbilt University, History of Science and Medicine, Health and Society, 2009
    • High Honors in History
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Littlejohn Fellowship

Legal Services

Industries Served

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • Tennessee

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In her spare time, Stacy enjoys traveling, watching Vanderbilt sports (Go Dores!), listening to audiobooks, and taking advantage of all Nashville has to offer.