Haupt, Henning, Campbell and Dolatabadi join firm

SEPTEMBER 10, 2008 – Phillips Murrah announced the addition of four new attorneys to their downtown Oklahoma City office: Robert J. Haupt, Randy W. Henning, Catherine L. Campbell and Bobbak (Bobby) Dolatabadi.

A former real estate executive turned trusted legal advocate, Robert J. Haupt brings his successful litigation and bankruptcy practice to Phillips Murrah’s Litigation Department as an attorney Of Counsel. An accomplished businessman with a history of commercial and hotel real estate development, Bob leverages his legal acumen to serve an impressive list of creditor and debtor clients in business and agricultural reorganizations. Beyond his legal expertise, Bob enjoys a national reputation as an expert in hotel and resort management. He spent the first 20 years of his professional career developing, owning and operating numerous hotels, motels, resorts, subdivisions and other real estate projects.

Randy W. Henning joins the firm as an Associate, who brings over 30 years of experience to the litigation department. He previously served as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Lawton, Oklahoma.

After two years of serving as a Clerk for The Honorable Jerome A. Homes of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, from 2006 to 2008, Catherine Campbell rejoins the firm as an attorney Of Counsel. Her practice will focus mainly on appellate, labor and employment and litigation and trial practice cases.

A recent graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Bobby Dolatabadi joins the firm as an Associate. He was Merit Scholar and recipient of the Rayburn L. Foster Scholarship. Bobby’s practice will center around business, corporate and estate planning and wealth transfer matters.

Bigger firm, smaller name

Oklahoma City law firm reveals new logo, new faces

SEPTEMBER 10, 2008 — Oklahoma City’s third-largest law firm announced today that it has shortened its name from Phillips McFall McCaffrey McVay & Murrah to PHILLIPS MURRAH and added four lawyers to its downtown headquarters: Robert Haupt, Randy Henning, Catherine Campbell and Bobbak “Bobby” Dolatabadi.

Tom Wolfe, the firm’s president and managing partner since 2002, said the new name and new lawyers are two pieces of a strategic plan that began to unfold earlier this year.

“In June, we hired an international consulting firm to look at operations and help us manage expansion of the firm, generally, and, in particular, key legal departments,” said Wolfe. “It was the right time to shorten the firm’s name and to increase investments in legal talent.” Wolfe added that directors Mel McVay and Jim McCaffrey were advocates of changing the name of the law firm that previously bore their names. Attorneys Haupt and Henning join the re-branded firm from the Haupt Brooks law firm in Oklahoma City and bring 51 years of combined experience to their new roles in Phillips Murrah’s litigation department.

A graduate of Oklahoma City University School of Law, Haupt, a former real estate executive, also holds diplomas from The University of Chicago, Oklahoma Baptist University and Seinan Gakuin University in Fukuoka, Japan. His law practice focuses on trial litigation, with emphasis in civil rights, real estate, corporate and insurance matters.

Henning is a trial attorney who has practiced law for 23 years. He graduated from The University of Oklahoma and received his juris doctorate from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 1984. He also previously served as assistant city attorney to the City of Lawton, Oklahoma.

Campbell is an appellate attorney who rejoins the firm after serving for two years as a law clerk for Judge Jerome A. Holmes of the U.S. Appeals Court, Tenth Circuit. She received her undergraduate degree from The University of Colorado in 1987 and her juris doctorate from The University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1991. Her practice focuses on appellate, litigation and insurance matters.

Dolatabadi joins Phillips Murrah’s transactional department. A graduate of The University of Oklahoma College of Law, he received the Rayburn L. Foster Scholarship and was a Merit Scholar. His practice areas include corporate, mergers and acquisitions, business, and real estate and land use.