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Tenth Floor, Two Leadership Square
211 N. Robinson
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102-7103, United States
Contact: Brad Neese
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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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • Oklahoma
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Avoiding legal hangovers

‘Tis the season … for office holiday parties. They are great for employee morale. They can also give rise to legal hangovers that can extend far beyond the holiday season. Originally published in The Journal Record - November…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury

Court rules employee’s termination not in retaliation for repeated complaints

In a recent case in federal court in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Carissa Nealis, a white woman and account executive for CoxCom, LLC, made a retaliation claim based on her reports of a coworker being treated unfairly…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Oklahoma jury awards transgender employee $1.165 million

The courts, the Department of Justice, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission hold differing views on whether Title VII prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or sexual identity…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Education, Labor & Employment Law

States take pay disparity laws a step further by banning pay history inquiries

Many states already have laws aimed at closing the wage gap. Whether they are couched as pay disparity, pay equity, equal pay, or pay transparency laws, the goal is the same – equal pay to women for equal work. Some states…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Retaliation 101

A recent opinion from the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals involving Tulsa’s American Airlines facility serves as a reminder of the kind of evidence required to establish retaliation…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Gavel to Gavel: Oklahoma and the American Rule

Oklahoma made national headlines this spring when it “accidentally” abolished the American Rule — the rule that generally both parties to a lawsuit pay their own lawyers. This would have made Oklahoma the only loser-pays state…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Elections & Politics

EEOC alleges medical exams and questionnaires violate ADA, GINA

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) limits an employer’s ability to make disability-related inquiries or subject individuals to medical exams. No such inquiries or exams may be made until an offer of employment is made…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Saving grace

One of the benefits of a patent under the U.S. system is, for a limited time, the patent owner gets the exclusive right to manufacture, use and sell the invention. The public policy behind this is to create an incentive for…more
 /  Administrative Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade

Seventh Circuit case demonstrates value of good time reporting procedures

Police officers in the Chicago Police Department claimed in a recent case that they were not compensated for work they performed on their mobile electronic devices — specifically, their BlackBerrys — while off-duty. A total of…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

The importance of intellectual property notices

So you have a patent, trademark, or copyright that you want the public to know you have rights in? How do you provide such notice? The answer is marking your intellectual property (IP) with symbols such as Pat., Pat. Pending, ®,…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

IRS announces special relief to help victims of Hurricane Harvey

Last week the IRS announced that 401(k) plans and certain similar employer-sponsored retirement plans can make loans and hardship distributions to help victims of Hurricane Harvey…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Gavel to Gavel: Scandalous and immoral (trademarks)

Since 1946, federal law has prohibited registration of scandalous, immoral and disparaging trademarks. This summer, the U.S. Supreme Court found the prohibition on disparaging trademarks to be unconstitutional, creating…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property

Don’t be duped by the trademark solicitation

The number of companies soliciting trademark renewals and other products or services from trademark registrants has skyrocketed. Why? Because the solicitations are effective in duping trademark owners into thinking the fees are…more
 /  Criminal Law, Intellectual Property

Vague, open-ended medical leave denied

The Americans with Disabilities Act requires employers to consider a leave of absence for an employee due to a medical condition as a form of accommodation. However, that requirement is not without limitations. A recent appeals…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Employer input sought on new overtime regs

As we previously reported, the U.S. Department of Labor failed to challenge a federal district court’s blocking of the new overtime rule that was set to go into effect last December and, instead, signaled its intent to revisit…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law
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