Bringing Crowdfunding to Corporate America – Securities and Exchange Commission Weighs Regulations.

By Joshua Edwards Over the last few years a number of crowdfunding websites have popped up providing individuals and small businesses, in other countries, the opportunity to raise money for new projects or ventures in exchange for equity interests in the venture. But what exactly is crowdfunding? The idea is to use the internet and […]

Roth: Military Utilizes Renewable Energy

The Department of Defense has for a long time recognized the power of renewable energy. In fact, our military has invested heavily in renewable energy, not just because it makes economic sense, but because it makes national security sense. Energy security indeed is national security. As a result, the military has led the charge in […]

Roth: The Export Shale Revolution?

This week, the U.S. Department of Energy approved its first-ever liquefied natural gas export license for the exportation in the Marcellus Shale. In the northeastern part of the United States in and around New York and Pennsylvania, the Marcellus Shale has an overwhelming abundance of oversupply and is in desperate need of a viable market. […]

Roth: One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure

Oklahoma innovators are at it again. Evolution Renewable Energy Inc. is developing technologies that turn trash into electricity, bringing new life to the phrase, “take out the trash!” Evolution Chief Financial Officer Tony Wall recently told NewsOK.com that the process his company is developing is one of the most significant developments of the 21st century. […]

Roth: LNG New Alternative for Offshore Vessels

As discussed in last week’s column, tighter air emission regulations and increasing petroleum costs have prompted ship owners and operators to search for an alternative fuel. The combination of environmental compliance requirements and decreasing price are making LNG (liquefied natural gas) an attractive option. International shipping is a major source of sulfur, nitrogen oxide and […]

Phillips Murrah Director Robert Sheets

Gavel to Gavel: Hard lessons to learn

By Robert Sheets Guest Columnist | August 1, 2013 Many are torn over a Florida jury’s acquittal of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman. Would his case have played out the same way in Oklahoma? The ruling brings further scrutiny to “stand your ground” laws even though these laws were not brought up in Zimmerman’s trial; his lawyers […]

Catherine Campbell

The Supreme Court’s Decision on DOMA. An Uncertain Future for Oklahoma Employers.

Catherine L. Campbell is a director at Phillips Murrah and a member of the Firm’s Labor & Employment practice group. She represents corporations of all sizes in employment-related matters as well as law enforcement agencies in civil rights actions. The United States Supreme Court’s recent ruling in United States v. Windsor declared the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) […]

Insurance Coverage for Sexual Misconduct Claims

Click here to view the Publication in PDF format: “Insurance Coverage for Sexual Misconduct Claims” (Feb. 28, 2013)

Number of Occurrences under Texas Law: The Impact on Who Pays What

Click here to view the publication in PDF format: “Number of Occurrences under Texas Law: The Impact on Who Pays What” (Oct 18, 2012)

Construction Litigation and Pre­Litigation Deadlines

Click here to view the Publication in PDF format: “Construction Litigation and Pre­Litigation Deadlines” (Sept 13, 2012)

Roth: A recycled holiday

By Jim Roth | December 12, 2011 During the holiday season I can get a little tired trying to make sure I get the perfect gift for my family and friends; exasperated by time, budget and the lingering question of whether it all adds meaning to the season. But you know what else gets me […]

Byrona J. Maule

Haste makes waste

By Byrona J. Maule | Phillips Murrah P.C. | PayCom Report [ JULY 2010 – OKLAHOMA CITY, OK ] – Haste makes waste. There was never a truer statement – at least when it comes to terminating an employee. Just ask the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Shirley Sherrod. You probably read about […]

Change habits: Go green for Recycled Glass Week

By Jim Roth | Phillips Murrah P.C. | The Journal Record [ SEPTEMBER 21, 2009 – OKLAHOMA CITY, OK ] – Changing our habits and our use of natural resources is not for the weak, but is truly for the strong at heart. Change is never easy, but we have a chance to begin making […]

Elizabeth K Brown

NewsOK Q&A: Economic downturn can be boon for people planning their estates

From NewsOK / by Don Mecoy Published: April 15, 2009 Click to see full story – Economic downturn can be boon for people planning their estates Click to see Elizabeth K. Brown’s attorney profile Q: Can you explain how the current economic turmoil could be a good thing for some people who are planning their estates? […]

Tom Wolfe

Executive Q&A with Tom Wolfe: Balancing justice, business savvy

By Don Mecoy • Published: July 27, 2008 Oklahoma City has several large law firms, and they compete for clients and prestige. Tom Wolfe, president and general partner of the city’s third-largest firm, Phillips Murrah, has been at the helm of the business since 2002. In those six years, the firm has added more lawyers […]