Entries by Nathan Hatcher

Roth: FedEx, CNG and leadership

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on October 17, 2016. FedEx, CNG and leadership Leadership matters. And FedEx is the perfect example. In fact, read this quote from its founder, Fred Smith, and I think you will agree: “Leadership […]

Firm selects September Employee of the Month

David Carter, Lead Office Clerk, is Phillips Murrah’s Employee of the Month for September 2016. “It is an honor to be selected by my co-workers for this award, thank you,” he said. “The work atmosphere here while oft times busy is also team oriented with staff volunteering to assist one another with rush assignments. “The Firm’s directors […]

Two Phillips Murrah Directors given Super Lawyers top honors

We are proud to announce Directors Fred A. Leibrock and Shannon K. Emmons were selected for top honors in the 2016 Oklahoma Super Lawyers listing. Leibrock is named to the Top 50 attorneys in the state, and Emmons is selected as one of the Top 25 Women in the 2016 Oklahoma Super Lawyers rankings. Click here to see […]

Phillips Murrah attorneys selected as 2016 Super Lawyers

Eighteen Phillips Murrah Attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2016 edition of Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers for their excellence in their respective practice areas. Four attorneys of them under the age of 40 were recognized as Rising Stars. Super Lawyers is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a […]

Roth: Our own efforts to reduce carbon

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on October 10, 2016. Our own efforts to reduce carbon Last week we discussed the historic nature of recent carbon levels and the Earth’s atmosphere. Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration […]

Director Jim Roth presents for Sierra Club

Jim Roth, Director and Chair of Phillips Murrah’s Clean Energy Practice Group, presented at the Solar Summit for the Oklahoma Chapter of the Sierra Club on Saturday at Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City’s Student Center. “Jim Roth’s former role as a Corporation Commissioner and his current work on cases involving the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, along with […]

Roth: 400 ppm tipping point?

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on October 3, 2016. 400 ppm tipping point? Safe carbon levels in Earth’s atmosphere are now a thing of the past, as many scientists conclude we may have just passed the tipping point […]

Roth: Time to garden?

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on September 26, 2016. Time to garden? Now that the autumnal equinox has begun and the heat of summer is subsiding, it might surprise you to know this is an excellent time to […]

Phillips Murrah welcomes two new attorneys

Phillips Murrah is proud to welcome Hilary A. Hudson and Kendra M. Norman to our Firm. Phillips Murrah welcomed Hudson to the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group as an associate attorney. Hudson represents individuals and both privately-held and public companies in a wide range of civil litigation matters. Norman has joined Phillips Murrah’s Transactional Practice Group […]

Firm selects August Employee of the Month

Monica Ball, Accounting, is Phillips Murrah’s Employee of the Month for August 2016. “I am humbled and thrilled to receive this recognition from my peers,” she said. “Thank you all for making this such a great place to work for the past 12 years.” “Monica is a valued member of the Accounting Department and her contributions help […]

Roth: Sunny opportunity for Oklahoma schools?

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on September 12, 2016. Sunny opportunity for Oklahoma schools? According to the Oklahoma Policy Institute and other reputable observers, “Oklahoma had the dubious honor of having made the deepest cuts to school funding […]

Attorneys present at PLICO Healthcare Summit

Phillips Murrah attorneys Mary Holloway Richard and Candace Williams Lisle spoke on audits in the health care industry at the PLICO EXPLORE Healthcare Summit in Norman, OK on August 11. They presented “Driving Success: Using Internal and Payor Audits to your Benefit” with Renee M. Brown, CMIS, ACS-EM, CHA and covered: regulatory reviews federal health […]

Journal Record names three attorneys Woman of the Year

The Journal Record will honor Phillips Murrah directors Sally A. Hasenfratz, Dawn M. Rahme, and attorney Mary Holloway Richard as those named on the 2016 Fifty Making A Difference list. Judge Jane P. Wiseman will be the keynote speaker at the 2016 Journal Record Woman of the Year gala set for Nov. 2 at the National Cowboy & […]

Phillips Murrah announces 35 attorneys named to 2017 Best Lawyers list

Phillips Murrah is proud to announce that 35 of our attorneys have been named to the 2017 Best Lawyers® list and seven of our attorneys are recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 in Oklahoma City. The Best Lawyers in America 2017 Douglas A. Branch – Venture Capital Law Michael D. Carter – Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers Shannon K. Emmons – Employment Law – […]

Roth: Rhetoric and regulation

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on August 15, 2016. Rhetoric and regulation I’m about to share an opinion that seems highly unpopular today: I believe there is a role for government and responsible regulation to keep people safe. […]

Firm selects July Employee of the Month

Stacye Snow, accounts payable specialist, is Phillips Murrah’s Employee of the Month for July 2016. “Coming up on 19 years with Phillips Murrah, what else is there really left to say: a great place with great people, and I truly appreciate the recognition from my co-workers,” she said. “Thank you all so much.” “I’m thrilled that Stacye […]

Workouts a good option: Companies in financial hardship have alternative to bankruptcy

This article was published in OIPA Wellhead, a publication produced by Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association and distributed to its membership. OIPA board member Elizabeth Kemp Brown and her fellow attorneys from Phillips Murrah PC presented a panel at the Annual Meeting discussing workouts and bankruptcies in the oil and natural gas industry. Phillips Murrah’s Melvin McVay, […]

Firm employees welcome Westbrook after contract negotiations

Russell Westbrook made an appearance at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on Aug. 4 to celebrate the extension of his contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder and to celebrate what Mayor Mick Cornett proclaimed Russell Westbrook Day. Representatives from the Thunder put out a call to the public letting them know he would be at the arena […]

Hasenfratz: Commercial real estate development is a team effort

This column was originally published in The Journal Record on August 4, 2016. By Phillips Murrah Director Sally A. Hasenfratz Commercial real estate development is a complex undertaking and must be managed with precision. Taking a project from land acquisition to a sale or lease requires time, money and expertise. To ensure the project runs smoothly, […]

Phillips Murrah attorneys author update to commercial lending law reference book

A group of Phillips Murrah attorneys contributed to updating and creating a new edition of “Commercial Lending Law, Second Edition: A Jurisdiction-by-Jurisdiction Guide to U.S. and Canadian Law,” published by the American Bar Association. The book is meant to be a resource for attorneys who help clients across different jurisdictions. “A lot of the law […]

Roth: PSO, AMI and ROI

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on July 25, 2016. PSO, AMI and ROI Wow, it’s hot. And it looks like it’s gonna be hot for a while still, as is not a surprise to us Oklahomans. And once […]

Phillips Murrah Director named as Secretary of Positive Tomorrows

Phillips Murrah Director Nicholle Jones Edwards was appointed Secretary of Positive Tomorrows, an organization aimed at helping homeless children in Oklahoma, on July 1. “Positive Tomorrows is my favorite charity and non-profit organization,” Edwards said. “As the only elementary school designated for homeless children in Oklahoma, it serves as a safe harbor for kids who […]