Entries by Nathan Hatcher

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 […]

Roth: Oklahoma, Caveat Emptor?

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 3, 2017. Oklahoma, Caveat Emptor? As travelers enter into Oklahoma on one of 11 major highways from other states, they are greeted by a beautiful red granite monument featuring the Oklahoma […]

Phillips Murrah Insurance Defense Attorney discusses commercial trucking and e-discovery issues in AM Best Webinar

Phillips Murrah Of Counsel Attorney, Kayce L. Gisinger, participated on Wednesday in a webcast panel discussion of insurance and claims experts, sponsored by A.M. Best, a global credit rating agency, data provider and news publisher that focuses on the insurance industry. Titled “Pileup in Commercial Auto,” the webinar focused on the subject of difficulties in the highly competitive commercial […]

Jim Roth talks about Pres. Trump’s Energy Executive Order on Oklahoma News Report

On Friday, Phillips Murrah Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group, Jim Roth, appeared on the television show Oklahoma News Report on OETA. Roth spoke with reporter Bob Sands about President Trump’s energy-related executive order that initiates a review of former President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, which restricts greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants. […]

SCOTUS overturns structured bankruptcy dismissal in favor of payment priority rules

“Chapter 11 permits some flexibility, but a court still cannot confirm a plan that contains priority-violating distributions over the objection of an impaired creditor class.” – U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in Czyzewski v. Jevic Holding Corp. A landmark decision handed down last Wednesday from the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a bankruptcy court ruling that approved […]

Roth: Pushing American ingenuity forward

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on March 20, 2017. Pushing American ingenuity forward Two cars leave Detroit at the exact same time, traveling 60 miles per hour, headed to drive through every state in the continental United States […]

Director commemorates 20 years of service for Positive Tomorrows

Twenty years ago, when Phillips Murrah Director Nikki Jones Edwards first set foot on the Positive Tomorrows campus, she was hooked. Two decades later, she’s still going strong and is now one of the organization’s biggest advocates. “In law school, I thought I would graduate and work for the ACLU, or some other grassroots community […]

Roth: Storm clouds and a silver lining?

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on March 13, 2017. Storm clouds and a silver lining? As Oklahoma’s oil and gas industry looks ahead, cautiously optimistic into 2017 and beyond, it seems there are reasons to be hopeful and […]

Oklahoma Bankers Association marks increase in check, wire fraud attempts

Oklahoma Bankers Association recently issued a Fraud Alert, a notice seldom sent to its members. The notice brings to light increases in two types of fraud at banks: Check fraud and wire fraud. Regarding check fraud attempts, banks have reported receiving “account funds availability” verification calls on existing accounts, followed by a call from the “customer” who claims to […]

Firm selects February Employee of the Month

Curt Bauer, File Room Manager, is Phillips Murrah’s Employee of the Month for February 2017. “I don’t work or do any of what I do to get Employee of the Month or to get recognized. I do it because it is my job and I believe in what I do,” he said. “With that said, it is […]

Phillips Murrah supports Big Brothers Big Sisters in 2017 campaigns

The beginning of Spring marks the beginning of Phillips Murrah’s sponsorship campaign for Big Brother Big Sister of Oklahoma’s Bowl for Kids’ Sake event. The Firm kicked off its annual campaign with a Thunder ticket raffle, garnering $1,600 in donations, as the organization’s Taste of OKC event concluded Feb. 4. Phillips Murrah served as a table sponsor […]

Director Jim Roth to moderate Energy Roundtable discussion

Phillips Murrah Director Jim Roth will take the helm as moderator for an upcoming roundtable discussion on Oklahoma’s energy future. Oklahoma City University School of Law will host the Energy Roundtable at 11:45 a.m. on March 9. Steve Dixon, President and CEO of Tapstone Energy, will be the speaker for the discussion alongside panelists including Mike Teague, […]

Roth: Right-wing social engineering?

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on February 27, 2017. Right-wing social engineering? Not long ago American conservatives professed free-market solutions and an economy without job-killing regulations that pick winners and losers, yet those principles seem to be a […]

Roth: Florida taxes oranges?

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on February 13, 2017. Florida taxes oranges? If you were to read a headline that the state of Florida was looking to add a 25-percent tax to the price of oranges, you might […]

Roth: Make American streams dirty again?

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on February 6, 2017. Make American streams dirty again? If you were asked whether you favored clean streams and waterways for America, you would probably agree. But if the question were framed more […]

Firm selects January Employee of the Month

Sherree Williams, Legal Assistant, is Phillips Murrah’s Employee of the Month for January 2017. “I am very thankful to my co-workers for choosing me to be Employee of the Month,” she said. ” I am proud to work with wonderful people and for an amazing company. “It is such an honor, both personally and professionally! I love working here and […]

Medical bankruptcies likely to rise

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on Jan. 26, 2017. By Phillips Murrah Director Clayton D. Ketter One of the central promises of Donald Trump’s candidacy was that, once elected, the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) would be repealed. Now, with President Trump in office, […]