Entries by Nathan Hatcher

NewsOK Q&A: SQ 788 also opens path for new medical marijuana businesses

In this article, Director Jason M. Kreth discusses requirements and allowances for medical marijuana distributors since Oklahoma voters approved State Question 788. Q: What type of new business opportunities exist now that SQ 788 has passed? A: The approval of SQ 788 enacted a series of new statutes that take effect July 26. Aside from provisions related to […]

Monkey’s business?

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on June 21, 2018. By Phillips Murrah Attorney Cody J. Cooper In 2011, a nature photographer in an Indonesian nature reserve left his camera unattended in the forest. A 7-year-old crested macaque monkey named Naruto, perhaps in an effort to increase […]

Firm selects Employee of the Month for May 2018

Tyler Sullivan, Administrative Assistant, is Phillips Murrah’s Employee of the Month for May 2018. “I have the privilege of working with an incredible group of people, and I feel so honored that they chose to recognize me as Employee of the Month,” Sullivan said. The Employee of the Month is selected anonymously by Phillips Murrah […]

Director Nikki Jones Edwards helps break ground on new Positive Tomorrows facility

Director Nikki Jones Edwards and Phillips Murrah law firm are proud supporters of Positive Tomorrows and happily announce work is underway for the school’s newest facility. Positive Tomorrows is Oklahoma’s only elementary school and social service agency specifically serving homeless children and their families. The school broke ground on a new facility on June 12 and announced […]

Roth: An open letter of thanks

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 4, 2018. Roth: An open letter of thanks Occasionally in life our journeys come full circle in a way that allows for reflection and gratitude, such as this, my last recurring column in this […]

Roth: Reasons to stay ‘air aware’ in Oklahoma

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 21, 2018. Roth: Reasons to stay ‘air aware’ in Oklahoma Often Missouri is referred to as the Show Me State, yet we Oklahomans also typically like to see things ourselves to believe them. Yet, […]

Roth: Time for a long-overdue legislative break

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 14, 2018. Roth: Time for a long-overdue legislative break Oklahoma’s Senate, and later, state House, adjourned sine die May 4, earlier than planned, and not without objection up to the bitter end. This legislative […]

Business websites under legal pressure

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on May 10, 2018. By Phillips Murrah Director Kathryn D. Terry The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in several areas, including employment, transportation, public accommodations, communications, and access to government programs and services. The third section […]

NewsOK Q&A: For health care providers, safeguarding patients’ electronic health information is also an employment matter

In this article, Oklahoma City healthcare attorney Mary Holloway Richard discusses how safeguarding patients’ electronic health information is an employment matter with the Oklahoman newspaper. Q: In preparation for an employee or other members of a health care company’s workforce quitting, what preventive steps can be taken to ensure that patients’ health information is protected? A: […]

Roth: Intuitive energy trend?

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 7, 2018. Roth: Intuitive energy trend? A good strategic partnership is even better when it can help the environment and a company’s bottom line. Intuit, known best for software programs TurboTax and QuickBooks, has […]

Phillips Murrah sponsors OU Law’s Best Brief Award

First-year law students in the University of Oklahoma’s College of Law put their studies to the test to compete for the Best Brief Award, sponsored by Phillips Murrah law firm. “All 1L students at OU Law are required to write an appellate brief in their Legal Writing and Research class, and this brief is later […]

Firm selects Employee of the Month for April 2018

Penny Stansberry, Paralegal, is Phillips Murrah’s Employee of the Month for April 2018. “I’m humbled by the recognition by my co-workers, and since we help each other a lot working here, I’d prefer to call them my friends,” Stansberry said. “I’ve been with Phillips Murrah and its predecessors a long time and that it feels […]

Sheets, Ybarra earn Journal Record’s Leadership in Law awards

Director Robert N. Sheets and Attorney Monica Y. Ybarra were presented with the Journal Record’s Leadership in Law award on May 1 at the Oklahoma County Bar Association’s annual Law Day Luncheon. Oklahoma County District Judge Trevor Pemberton and Attorneys Judy Hamilton Morse (Oklahoma City) and M. David Riggs (Tulsa) were also recipients of this […]

Roth: Time to pay close attention to our energy future

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 30, 2018. Roth: Time to pay close attention to our energy future Last week, I discussed Oklahoma and U.S. exports and economic development. Electricity is one obvious requirement for all of that productivity. Farmers […]

Roth: Oklahoma and the future for exports

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 23, 2018. Roth: Oklahoma and the future for exports The U.S. exports both goods and services with major categories in the former including food, beverage, and feed. Service exports exceed goods exports, and include […]

Roth: The latest buzzzz on pollinators

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 9, 2018. Roth: The latest buzzzz on pollinators Nothing says, “April Fool’s” like a high of 40 degrees the day after it was 72. It was a rather timely coincidence since by last column […]

Firm selects Employee of the Month for March 2018

Maribeth Mills, Paralegal, is Phillips Murrah’s Employee of the Month for March 2018. “It is such a compliment to be recognized by an amazing team of co-workers,” Mills said. The Employee of the Month is selected anonymously by Phillips Murrah staff on merits of teamwork and overall contributions to the Firm. “I’m very proud to […]

Phillips Murrah healthcare attorneys to address nation’s opioid epidemic

Phillips Murrah Healthcare attorneys Mary Holloway Richard and Samuel D. Newton will be featured presenters for a program exploring the opioid epidemic in Oklahoma and across the country. “Our purpose is to provide information to the attendees about different policies and programs across the country, which is extraordinarily helpful in tailoring responses that will be […]

Roth: A quote to remember this spring

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 2, 2018. Roth: A quote to remember this spring It is officially spring. At least here in the Northern Hemisphere. In Oklahoma we’ve lost an hour of sleep but some of us enjoy the […]

The ins and outs of impeachment

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on March 29, 2018. By Phillips Murrah Attorney Mark E. Hornbeek It has been a Stormy few months for the current administration. With the headlines full of names like Robert Mueller, James Comey and Vladimir Putin, there has been plenty of […]

Roth: The Russians can’t take your microgrid

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 26, 2018. Roth: The Russians can’t take your microgrid On the list of benefits to increasing our use of renewable energy, safety is always one of them. Distributed generation, in particular, is more secure […]

Firm selects Employee of the Month for February 2018

Jack Thach, Office Clerk, is Phillips Murrah’s Employee of the Month for February 2018. “I’m blessed to be able to work with such a great group of people, and it is a real honor to win this award,” Thach said. The Employee of the Month is selected anonymously by Phillips Murrah staff on merits of […]

Roth: Tariffs affecting American energy?

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 19, 2018. Tariffs affecting American energy? The threat of President Trump’s tariffs have again managed to bring together groups sometimes at odds with one another, when they attempted to dissuade the administration from imposing […]

Roth: Plugging into the charging infrastructure market

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 12, 2018. Plugging into the charging infrastructure market We know electric vehicle sales are charging ahead, but where do we charge them? Charging is no problem if you have a driveway and an outdoor […]