Phillips Murrah is proud to welcome Susan E. Bryant to the Firm’s Securities and Private Equity Practice Group as an of counsel attorney.
Bryant provides advice to firms in the financial services businesses on securities, regulatory, compliance, transactional, corporate and related matters, based on over 40 years of experience as an attorney in private practice, in-house counsel to large financial services complexes; and as a regulator.
She regularly advises clients on complex securities issues, regulatory issues and general business matters. Her clients include entities regulated by securities laws: small niche broker-dealers and investment advisers, firms providing both brokerage and advisory services and issuers of private offerings.
From 1986 to 1991, Bryant was the head of the Oklahoma Department of Securities where she oversaw a staff of 39 whose duties included broker-dealer and investment adviser registration, examination and licensing; enforcing the state securities laws through administrative, civil and criminal actions; review and evaluation of securities registration filings; and issuing responses to interpretive opinion requests.
Bryant started her career with the then largest firm in Oklahoma City, working on sophisticated, multi-level, private and public limited partnership securities offerings, primarily involving oil and gas and other tax sheltered investment programs.
She has spent her life living in a number of places, but considers Norman, Oklahoma her home. Bryant returned to Oklahoma in late 2017 from Maine, where, in addition to her legal practice, she managed a vacation rental business and served on the board of directors of the Camden Chamber of Commerce. She enjoys music and has rejoined the Norman Community Choral Society, where she sang many years ago.