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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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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • Oklahoma
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Gavel to Gavel: Labor Board goes back to the future

In its short time, the newly reconstituted National Labor Relations Board has returned to the past on important labor-management subjects. With the new administration in Washington, most observers expected the NLRB to revisit…more
 /  Administrative Law, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Court rules employee’s behavior justified mental health exam

There is a needed focus on mental health issues these days. We see it on social media as well as in the news. And, as a nation, we are hopefully moving to a place were individuals can get the help they need without any stigma…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Firefighter loses lawsuit over confidentiality provisions of ADA

In an opinion handed down on February 7, 2018, the federal court of appeals that applies to Oklahoma ruled in favor of an employer in a lawsuit over the confidentiality provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

Watch out for the Creative Commons catch

You own a small business and want to sharpen your marketing profile by adding some new images to your company website. You hope to save on costs but not skimp on quality, so you go on the Web and find some nifty photographs that…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Selecting EHR Vendors: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

Management of electronic health records (EHR) is a complicated yet necessary task in the modern practice of medicine. To reduce the administrative burden of managing EHR records, many physicians and other healthcare…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Health, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Valuable free OSHA resource available for Oklahoma employers

Understanding and complying with OSHA’s many requirements can be daunting. At a recent Tulsa Area Employer Council meeting, Jason Hudson with the Oklahoma Department of Labor explained an excellent tool available for Oklahoma…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Work schedule conflict leads to religious accommodation lawsuit

A recent decision by the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals (the jurisdiction that covers Oklahoma federal courts) provides another reminder that religious accommodations come in all shapes and sizes, and that proving “undue…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Digital discrimination: Targeted ads don’t reach all potential applicants

Since the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) was first enacted in 1967, “help wanted” ads have evolved significantly – from classified ads in the local newspaper to listings on company websites and online job sites like…more
 /  Civil Rights, Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law

Gavel to Gavel: Speedier service or biased browsing?

Just last month, the Federal Communications Commission reversed its 2015 rules that were intended to ban internet service providers from paid prioritization of internet users, content and services. Originally published in …more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Science, Computers, & Technology

DOL rescinds prior guidance on interns, adopts primary beneficiary test

On Friday, January 5, 2018, the Department of Labor rescinded prior agency guidance from 2010 regarding internship programs for “for-profit” employers. The prior guidance had been criticized by courts as “too rigid” and…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Is the internet neutral and does it really matter?

On April 13, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) placed new regulatory rules on internet service providers (ISPs) that were intended to ban paid prioritization of internet users, content and services. Last month,…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics, Science, Computers, & Technology

So big they failed… How trademarks become generic

Most of us understand that a trademark is the brand name for a product: Oreo® sandwich cookies, Kleenex® tissue, Velcro® fasteners. But what happens when one brand name becomes so ubiquitous and so closely identified with a…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

NLRB reverses course on joint employers and employee handbooks

Whether it’s investigations, interpretations or lawsuits, actions taken by the National Labor Relations Board significantly impact employers and how they run their businesses. Decisions made by the Labor Board can apply to both…more
 /  Administrative Law, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

SCOTUS declines to determine whether Title VII covers sexual orientation

In a bit of a surprise move, the U.S. Supreme Court today passed on an opportunity to provide some long-awaited clarity on the interplay between sexual orientation and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In Evans v…more
 /  Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law

Time for employers to up their game for preventing workplace harassment

Franken. Lauer. Spacey. Weinstein. Moore. And others. There is no question that in 2018 all employers will be facing growing harassment challenges. That means now is a critical time to assess the effectiveness of your policy,…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
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