Phillips Murrah Young Lawyers “Strike Out Hunger”


Phillips Murrah attorneys, John Bunting, Liz Knox, Chase Schnebel, Patrick Hullum, Stephen Gary and Dawn Rahme participated in the Oklahoma County Bar Association’s annual “Striking Out Hunger Bowling Tournament.”

Via: OCBA’s Briefcase Publication

Johnson Speaks at Conference

OKLAHOMA CITY – Eric L. Johnson, a consumer financial services attorney with Phillips Murrah, was a presenter at the 2012 Innovate AutoStar Users Conference in Fort Worth, Texas.

Entitled “Caught in a Compliance Riptide and Dragged out to Sea,” Johnson’s presentation focused on the latest developments in federal and state consumer credit law compliance, including the recent activities of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission.

Johnson is a 1994 graduate of the Oklahoma City University School of Law.

Fallin Hosts Energy Conference

Governor’s Office

October 4, 2012

Leading energy industry officials as well as key policy makers will gather in Oklahoma City on Thursday, Oct. 4, for the Governor’s Energy Conference, Governor Mary Fallin announced today. The conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cox Business Center in Oklahoma City and is presented by the Office of the Oklahoma Secretary of Energy and the Meinders School of Business, and sponsored by the Karl F. and June S. Martin Family Foundation.

“States like Oklahoma are leading the way when it comes to energy policy. This conference brings together industry leaders as well as key policy makers to discuss the future of American-made energy and the path forward to energy independence,” Fallin said. “I encourage all those who are interested in energy policy to attend.”

The conference features input and presentations from leading oil and natural gas industry executives, and other industry experts who will share their thoughts on current energy issues.

To register, contact Melissa Cory at (405) 208-5540 or at The individual registration cost is $150.

Speakers include:

  • Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin
  • Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper
  • Oklahoma Secretary of Energy Michael Ming
  • John Richels, chief executive officer and president, Devon Energy Corporation
  • Harold Hamm, chairman and chief executive officer, Continental Resources
  • Tom Price, senior vice president, corporate development and government relations for Chesapeake Energy
  • William Whitsitt, executive vice president of public affairs, Devon Energy Corporation
  • Commissioner Patrice Douglas, chairwoman, Oklahoma Corporation Commission
  • Neha Palmer, global infrastructure, Google
  • Peter Delaney, chairman and CEO, OGE Energy Corp.
  • Michael O’Sullivan, senior vice president, development, NextEra Energy Resources
  • Jim Roth, former corporation commissioner and attorney, Phillips Murrah
  • Mark Brownstein, chief counsel of the energy program, Environmental Defense Fund

Byrona J. Maule Hosts UCO HR Training

Special Centralities from President Betz Re: Harassment/Discrimination Training Sessions Announced

September 14, 2012

UCO is committed to providing a safe, healthy environment for our faculty, staff and students. This commitment includes providing specific training for the campus in areas that affect us all.

UCO has retained Byrona Maule, J.D., an employment law attorney with the Phillips Murrah law firm, to present four training sessions on issues of harassment and discrimination for faculty and staff. Each presentation is customized for a particular audience based on duties and functions. The sessions are as follows:

  • Non-Supervisory Staff Training from 9–11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, in Ballroom B and C, Nigh University Center (NUC);
  • Supervisor Staff Training from 1–3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, Ballrooms B and C, NUC;
  • Department Chairs/Deans Training from 2–4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the Robert S. Kerr Room, NUC; and,
  • Faculty Training from 2–4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Constitution Hall, NUC.

Everyone in the UCO community is fully engaged. We all have multiple projects, duties, students, research and university service in the typical day. However, we owe it to UCO and to ourselves to know as much as we can about how to protect ourselves and our university from situations that can have devastating consequences.

For this reason, I am asking all of the members of the cabinet to actively encourage all of their employees to attend the appropriate training. I will be in attendance as well.

Don Betz