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Tenth Floor, Two Leadership Square
211 N. Robinson
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102-7103, United States
Contact: Brad Neese, Manager of Communications and Media
Phone: (405) 235-9621
Fax: (405) 235-0439
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Agriculture
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Business Torts
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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  • Oklahoma
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

US Supreme Court upholds arbitration agreements with class action waivers

On Monday, Justice Gorsuch for the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion in Epic Systems Corp v. Lewis, together with two companion cases, upholding the use of class and collective action waivers in arbitration…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Conflict of Laws, Labor & Employment Law

Gavel to Gavel: Most states may surcharge transactions

Few fees frustrate the average business more than those incurred by accepting credit cards. From a practical perspective, refusing credit cards is usually not a viable option. Originally published in The Journal Record | May…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Finance & Banking

Biometric privacy laws pose new challenges, risks for employers

In an effort to improve data security, many companies have begun using biometric data, such as fingerprints and other unique physical features, as high-tech replacements for passwords. In fact, the use of “biometric time clocks”…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Biometrics usher in new era of privacy laws, litigation risks

In an effort to improve data security, many banking and retail companies have begun using biometric data, such as fingerprints and other physical features, as high-tech replacements for passwords. In view of these efforts, state…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

New meaning to the Equal Pay Act’s promise of pay equity

“Pay equity” is quickly becoming a term every employer must understand. Never in its 25-year history have the principles of the Equal Pay Act (EPA) received so much attention. Courts have been examining the meaning of pay equity…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

‘Highly compensated exemption’ not as simple as it sounds

Theoretically, the highly compensated exemption should simplify an employer’s Fair Labor Standards Act classification inquiry. After all, if an employee meets the highly compensated monetary threshold, that employee must only…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Minimizing liability for overpayment, underpayment of wages

Overpayment of wages is more common than you may think. For example, inadvertent overpayment may occur in the context of processing new hire, promotion or revised benefit election paperwork. Regardless of the reason, employers…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

DOL issues guidance on breaks, travel time, and earnings subject to garnishments

For more than 70 years, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division provided employers and attorneys with a valuable resource for determining how to comply with the federal laws and regulations the agency enforces…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Gavel to Gavel: Marriage, the sole cause of divorce

Spring brings weddings. Cue delightful melodies as couples waltz toward union. Most engaged couples, however, focus on selection of dresses, tuxes or cake, and ignore that marriage imposes statutory and constitutional…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Family Law

Employers prevail in auto service advisors FLSA exemption decision

While the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) generally requires employers to pay its employees overtime for any hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek, the law also provides that certain types of employees are exempt from –…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Transportation

Two-step analysis to assist in determining patent eligibility

Napoleon Hill once famously said, “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” However, what the mind of man can conceive is not necessarily patentable. Courts have long held that laws of nature,…more
 /  Administrative Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Confidential sexual harassment settlement payments no longer tax-deductible

In a workplace era that may soon be referred to as “Pre-Weinstein,” employers not only could quietly settle sexual harassment claims by including a nondisclosure agreement that virtually assured the matter would be kept…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

ERISA Plans: Part-time employee entitled to disability benefits

In Van Steen v. Life Insurance Company N.A., the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the grant of long-term disability benefits to an employee working part-time…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Insurance

Oklahoma transgender employee seeks reinstatement

In November we alerted employers that an Oklahoma City federal court jury awarded Rachel Tudor, a transgender employee, $1.165 million in her discrimination, retaliation and hostile work environment lawsuit against Southeastern…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Education, Labor & Employment Law

Fiduciary Rule cancelled, subject to further appeal by DOL

For several years now, many in the retirement plan industry have been talking about the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new regulations and rules collectively referred to as the “Fiduciary Rule,” which significantly expanded…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law
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