Entries by Nathan Hatcher

Phillips Murrah rowing team competes in Summer 2017 season

Phillips Murrah’s rowing team Law & Oarder completed the Summer 2017 season by placing third in the annual regatta competition. The team competed on June 24 at the Stars and Stripes River Festival held at the OKC Boathouse District in the advanced league and achieved a 500-meter run of 2:02. “Rowing is a team effort much like the work we do at […]

Roth: Yellowstone grizzlies scratched from endangered list

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on June 26, 2017. Yellowstone grizzlies scratched from endangered list How many Yellowstone grizzly bears is enough? Well, it might appear that 700 is the number, based upon the Interior Department’s announcement this […]

Firm hosts Attorney General Mike Hunter for visit

Phillips Murrah welcomed Mike Hunter, Oklahoma Attorney General, on June 16 to discuss issues his office faces with everyday Oklahomans. “It was an honor to have Attorney General Mike Hunter as the Firm’s guest,” Director Elizabeth K. Brown said. “It was nice to hear firsthand about some of the issues being addressed by the Attorney General’s […]

Roth: Global decline of coal

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on June 19, 2017. Global decline of coal The global consumption numbers are in for 2016 and coal production and consumption hit a 35-year low in the United States and had an even […]

Roth: What happens in Vegas…

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on June 12, 2017. What happens in Vegas… It’s been said that “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” yet Las Vegas and Nevada are making news that is worth talking about for […]

Directors volunteer at annual Westminster fundraiser

Nikki and Marc Edwards, Directors at Phillips Murrah, gave their time to help make WestxWestminster, an annual fundraising auction hosted by Westminster School, a success. Arriving early to the April 1 event at the Bricktown Events Center, Nikki and Marc volunteered at the check-in table and worked a games table throughout the night. “While I support […]

U.S. House of Representatives passes Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017

Last month, the United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 1180, which states that private sector employees shall be given the option of receiving paid time off, known as compensatory time, in lieu of monetary compensation known as overtime pay. The Act, known as the “Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017,” amends the Fair Labor Standards […]

Roth: Syria, Nicaragua and Trump’s America

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on June 5, 2017. Syria, Nicaragua and Trump’s America You have probably heard by now that Donald Trump has announced his intentions to withdraw the United States of America from the Paris climate […]

Firm selects May Employee of the Month

Barb Robertson, Legal Assistant, is Phillips Murrah’s Employee of the Month for May 2017. “What an honor to be chosen Employee of the Month,” she said. “Phillips Murrah has a lot of great employees, and it humbles me to be chosen for this honor by my friends. “It is really great to be able to come to work […]

The wrong approach

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on June 1, 2017. By Phillips Murrah Attorney C. Eric Davis Oklahoma! Where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain – and if some lawmakers have their way, it will be further taxed as it blows through. For the wind […]

Three Phillips Murrah attorneys listed in Chambers USA 2017

Phillips Murrah is proud to announce real estate attorneys John D. Hastie, Sally A. Hasenfratz, and Jennifer Ivester Berry have been selected for inclusion in Chambers & Partners’ Chambers USA 2017 guide. Chambers researchers offered the following comments on each attorney: “John Hastie is singled out by interviewees as ‘the dean of real estate.’ He […]

PM Attorney graduates Leadership OKC LOYAL Program

Every year, approximately two hundred of Oklahoma City’s rising stars vie for a chance to be a member of Leadership Oklahoma City’s Linking OKC’s Young Adult Leaders (LOYAL) Program. Phillips Murrah Attorney Monica Y. Ybarra was selected to participate in this prestigious program as a member of LOYAL Class XII. The Firm is pleased to […]

Roth: Department of Defense and its drive toward renewable energies continues

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on May 1, 2017. Department of Defense and its drive toward renewable energies continues America’s largest consumer of electricity is actually the Department of Defense with thousands of facilities and millions of employees. […]

Firm selects April Employee of the Month

Tess Bromme, Accounting, is Phillips Murrah’s Employee of the Month for April 2017. “I really enjoy working at Phillips Murrah,” she said. “The camaraderie is fantastic and everyone keeps me on my toes. I truly appreciate being recognized, and I hope I continue to make them proud.” The Employee of the Month is selected anonymously by Phillips Murrah staff on […]

Leadership in Law profile: Nicholle “Nikki” Jones Edwards

From The Journal Record Published: April 26, 2017 Click to see full story – Leadership in Law profile: Nicholle “Nikki” Jones Edwards As chair of Phillips Murrah’s Family Law Section, Nikki Jones Edwards manages a large portfolio of complex family law matters. Her practice encompasses all aspects of family law, including high-net-worth divorces, custody issues, valuation […]

Roth: Energy cybersecurity

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on April 24, 2017. Energy cybersecurity This past week was the 22nd anniversary of the Murrah Federal Building bombing on April 19 and as is the solemn custom each year Oklahomans gathered and […]

Director Jim Roth sourced in article on Oklahoma’s solar energy potential

Jim Roth, Phillips Murrah Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice, was quoted in an Oklahoma Gazette article by Laura Eastes regarding solar energy technology and Oklahoma’s potential as a leader in the solar industry. Read Roth’s comments from the article below: Row after row of solar panels, which rest perfectly aligned and angled to […]

NewsOK Q&A: Laws allow for various contingencies in dealing with bankrupt companies

From NewsOK / by Paula Burkes Published: April 18, 2017 Click to see full story – Laws allow for various contingencies in dealing with bankrupt companies Click to see Gretchen Latham’s attorney profile Q: Can a lender still do business with a bankrupt company? A: Most generally, yes. When a business files for bankruptcy, the type of case […]

Roth: Earth Day in action

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on April 17, 2017. Earth Day in action April is a busy time with significant holidays like Passover and Easter. It’s also a time to celebrate the reawakening of the natural world around […]

NewsOK Q&A: FBI warns against doctors, dentists using ‘anonymous mode’ computer servers

From NewsOK / by Paula Burkes Published: April 12, 2017 Click to see full story – FBI warns against doctors, dentists using ‘anonymous mode’ computer servers Click to see Mary Holloway Richard’s attorney profile Q: What attention has the FBI recently given to protect Protected Health Information (“PHI”) from cyber criminals? A: Under a “Private Industry Notification” dated March […]

Roth: Leading or following China on climate?

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on April 10, 2017. Leading or following China on climate? Over the years, much has been made in American politics about whether America should do more to lead the world on solutions for […]

Firm selects March Employee of the Month

Rae White, Legal Assistant, is Phillips Murrah’s Employee of the Month for March 2017. “I am blessed to work with such wonderful people, and I love my PM family,” White said. “This past year has really shown me how lucky I am to be a part this Firm.” The Employee of the Month is selected anonymously by […]