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Phillips Murrah commemorates National Hispanic Heritage Month

Phillips Murrah is honored to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month and its Hispanic and Latinx attorneys and staff. To commemorate this occasion, the Firm is continuing its support of the Oklahoma City Latino Community Development Agency by making a donation to the college scholarship fund in memory of late Director Shannon K. Emmons, who served […]

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Continuation of Pandemic-Related Remote Work as an ADA Accommodation: Lessons from the EEOC’s First Lawsuit

By Janet Hendrick Employers can glean valuable takeaways from the EEOC’s recent lawsuit against a facility management company, the EEOC’s first case alleging disability discrimination for an employer’s refusal to allow an employee to continue to work from home following pandemic-related remote work.  On September 7, 2021, the EEOC filed suit in federal court in […]

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Phillips Murrah participates in 2021 Midsize Mansfield Rule certification

Phillips Murrah P.C. is pleased to announce our participation in Diversity Lab’s Midsize Mansfield Rule certification process. During the 18-month certification period, more than 70 participating firms across the nation will track activities that demonstrate their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Phillips Murrah is the only Oklahoma-based firm participating in the 2021 Midsize Mansfield […]

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Biden orders private companies and healthcare institutions to mandate employee vaccines

By Lauren Barghols Hanna Yesterday afternoon, President Biden announced a series of executive actions and new federal rules to increase the number of vaccinated American workers. Noting that COVID-19 has killed more than 650,000 in the last 18 months, President Biden announced several expected executive orders and a forthcoming emergency OSHA rule. The expected rule […]

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Notice to Oklahoma landlords: The door to residential evictions is now open

By Ashley M. Schovanec For the past seventeen months, many Oklahoma landlords were prevented from evicting tenants for the nonpayment of rent due to various federal eviction moratoriums. Thanks to a recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, the latest eviction moratorium has now been declared unlawful and landlords are free to move forward with […]

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Phillips Murrah sponsors Lynn Institute fundraising efforts

Phillips Murrah was a proud sponsor of the Lynn Institute’s recent fundraising luncheon, which raised money for the organization and awarded local leaders and organizations for their community involvement. The Legacy Luncheon, hosted August 19 at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, recognized Councilwoman Nikki Nice, Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt, Oklahoma City Police Lt. Wayland […]

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Q&A: Understanding divorce from start to finish

By Molly E. Tipton Q: My spouse and I want to get a divorce, does it matter who files first? There is no hypothetical race to the court house in order to be the first spouse to file in a divorce proceeding. The filing party is referred to as the “Petitioner” and the responding party […]

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Phillips Murrah Paying it Forward campaign benefits OKC Beautiful in September

Phillips Murrah Presents: Paying It Forward Amplifying the message of one non-profit each month for a year [Paying It Forward] In Dec. 2020, Phillips Murrah partnered with Oklahoma NPR radio station KGOU to sponsor broadcast announcements each month that shine a light on a selected non-profit organization. Our aim is to amplify each beneficiary organizations’ […]

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Kayla Kuri, Phoebe Mitchell win NextGen Under 30 in Law

NextGen Under 30, which names top-performing Oklahomans under 30 years of age across various employment industries, has named Phillips Murrah attorneys Kayla M. Kuri and Phoebe B. Mitchell to its 2021 honorary list in the Law category. Phillips Murrah is one of two firms to have multiple winners in the category. “It feels great to be […]

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Firm sponsors Goodwill’s “Work the Runway” fundraiser

Phillips Murrah is proud to be a sponsor for the inaugural “Work the Runway” fashion show, an event benefitting Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma’s Career Pathway Institute and the Mobile Job Connection Center and celebrating the organization’s 85 years of service. The show is at 6 PM on August 20 at Oklahoma Contemporary and is […]

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Is this the end of non-compete clauses in America?

By Janet A. Hendrick and Angela M. Buchanan For decades, non-compete clauses and other restrictive covenants have protected American businesses from unfair competition by preventing departing employees from working for a direct competitor for a specified time and within a specified geographical area.  Today, non-competes are still a useful tool, but their effectiveness depends on […]

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Phillips Murrah announces 64 attorneys named to 2022 Best Lawyers lists

Phillips Murrah is proud to announce that 47 of our attorneys have been named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2022 lists in Oklahoma City and Dallas and 17 attorneys have been named to debut Ones to Watch 2022 list. 2022 Best Lawyers – Lawyers of the Year Elizabeth K. Brown – Litigation – Trusts and Estates […]

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As Dallas businesses scramble to comply with murky mask mandate, Governor files court challenge

By Janet A. Hendrick On the heels of Dallas County Judge Tonya Parker’s August 10, 2021 temporary restraining order nullifying Governor Abbott’s July 2021 prohibition on mask mandates within Dallas County, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins issued an order mandating masks for many Dallas employers effective August 12, 2021.  In addition to requiring universal indoor […]

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Angela Buchanan joins Phillips Murrah law firm’s Dallas legal team

DALLAS (August 11, 2021) – Phillips Murrah P.C. is pleased to announce Angela M. Buchanan has joined the Firm in its Dallas office as an Of Counsel attorney. Her addition brings the number of Phillips Murrah attorneys serving the Texas market to 16. Angela is a litigation attorney whose primary focus is on complex commercial […]

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Bankruptcy filings broke pattern in 2020, fell during pandemic onset

By Clayton D. Ketter This article appeared as a Guest Column in The Oklahoman on August 9, 2021. When the COVID-19 pandemic began, it was impossible to predict how the disruptions would affect the economy. Whole industries, such as restaurants, beauty salons, and tourism, were shuttered or significantly curtailed. Many individuals found themselves suddenly without […]

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Texas Small Businesses Beware: New Laws Expand Liability for Sexual Harassment Claims

By Janet A. Hendrick and Laurel L. Baker September 1, 2021 marks the beginning of a new era for sexual harassment claims against employers in Texas. Texas is notorious for protecting its pro-employer policies, but recent legislation goes against the grain to make all businesses, regardless of size, subject to liability for sexual harassment claims. […]

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Phillips Murrah Paying it Forward campaign benefits Bethesda Inc. in August

Phillips Murrah Presents: Paying It Forward Amplifying the message of one non-profit each month for a year [Paying It Forward] In Dec. 2020, Phillips Murrah partnered with Oklahoma NPR radio station KGOU to sponsor broadcast announcements each month that shine a light on a selected non-profit organization. Our aim is to amplify each beneficiary organizations’ […]

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Attorneys to bowl for charity in support of Regional Food Bank

Phillips Murrah attorneys will put their bowling skills to the test at the annual Striking Out Hunger Bowling Tournament, hosted by Oklahoma County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division (YLD) next month. “The event is open to all young lawyers, and judges will also be attending,” said Natalie M. McMahan, Phillips Murrah litigation attorney and OCBA […]

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Phillips Murrah Dallas Office Gets New Location

DALLAS – To accommodate growth, the law firm of Phillips Murrah P.C. is proud to announce we have relocated our Dallas office. We remain in the Regency building, at 3710 Rawlins Street, and the firm’s Dallas-based attorneys now occupy Suite 900. “We are excited about this move because it’s a direct result of our growth […]

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Gardner, Davis explore Oklahoma water laws, regulation in webinar presentation

Director Melissa R. Gardner and Attorney C. Eric Davis participated in a live webinar hosted by HalfMoon Education Inc. on July 13, examining issues related to regulating Oklahoma’s water utilities. “By exploring how Oklahoma regulates potable water systems, our main goal was to show that laws impacting drinking water supplies are aimed at keeping water […]

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Biden administration aims to limit non-compete agreements

By Janet A. Hendrick and Martin J. Lopez III This article appeared as a Guest Column in The Journal Record on July 14, 2021. On July 9, President Biden issued Promoting Competition in the American Economy, a sweeping policy-based executive order that purports to encourage innovation and competition in the American workplace. Earlier that day, […]

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Phillips Murrah Paying it Forward campaign benefits Oklahoma Humane Society in July

Phillips Murrah Presents: Paying It Forward Amplifying the message of one non-profit each month for a year [Paying It Forward] In Dec. 2020, Phillips Murrah partnered with Oklahoma NPR radio station KGOU to sponsor broadcast announcements each month that shine a light on a selected non-profit organization. Our aim is to amplify each beneficiary organizations’ […]

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Executive order addresses cybersecurity

By Natalie M. McMahan This article appeared as a Guest Column in The Journal Record on June 23, 2021. Cybercriminals have held a number of industries hostage in recent months, and otherwise exploited companies’ vulnerabilities to profit directly from the stolen data. Most notably, ransomware attacks shut down meat producer JBS and the Colonial Pipeline. […]

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Employment Law Update: EEOC’s Latest Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccines

By Janet A. Hendrick and Kim Beight Kelly On May 28, 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published 21 updated FAQs supplementing its guidance on workplace COVID-19 vaccination policies.  This represents the EEOC’s first comprehensive update of its guidance regarding COVID-19 since December 2020, prior to large-scale vaccine availability.  Notably, the EEOC prepared […]

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Director Nikki Edwards lends expertise to United Way Board Serve class

Nikki Edwards, Director in Phillips Murrah’s Family Law Practice, recently spoke to United Way of Central Oklahoma’s Board Serve 2021 Class on behalf of Positive Tomorrows, an organization she’s been active with for more than 20 years. “When Susan Agel, President/CEO of Positive Tomorrows, asked me to join her as a presenter at the Board […]