An employer's guide to protecting confidential info
Attorneys Courtney Bru, Charlie Plumb and Zach Oubre discuss protecting a company's confidential information, highlight the steps necessary to ensure such information isn’t intentionally or accidentally disclosed or breached, and offer practical advice for dealing with employees and third parties who may handle your company’s sensitive information.
Social Media Challenges in the Workplace
McAfee & Taft labor and employment attorney Charlie Plumb presents "Social Media Challenges in the Workplace" at the 2014 Oklahoma Safety & Health Conference on June 5, 2014, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
McAfee & Taft employee benefits lawyer Brandon Long presents "DOMA" at the 2014 AICPA Employee Benefit Plans Conference on May 15, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Red-Light, Green-Light and the Affordable Care Act: Employer Compliance Strategies
McAfee & Taft employee benefits attorney Brandon Long presents “Red-Light, Green-Light and the Affordable Care Act: Employer Compliance Strategies” at the 2014 OSCPA Governmental Accounting & Auditing Conference on May 6, 2014, in Oklahoma City.
Health Care Reform Update
McAfee & Taft attorney John Papahronis presents "Health Care Reform Update" at the Oklahoma Association of Municipal Attorneys Spring Conference on May 2, 2014, in Oklahoma City.
ERISA Fiduciary Litigation
McAfee & Taft trial lawyer Mark Spencer presents "ERISA Fiduciary Litigation" at the American Conference Institute’s 7th National Forum on ERISA Litigation on April 29, 2014, in Chicago, Illinois.
McAfee & Taft attorney Henry Hoss presents "Construction Law" at the Oklahoma Board of Architecture’s Spring Continuing Education Seminar on April 11, 2014, in Oklahoma City.
Medical Authorizations and Releases
McAfee & Taft healthcare attorney Susan Walker presents "Medical Authorizations and Releases" at the Tulsa County Bar Association CLE Series on March 26, 2014, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Healthcare Reform Update: PPACA's Impact 2014 and Beyond
McAfee & Taft employee benefits attorney Brandon Long presents “Healthcare Reform Update: PPACA's Impact 2014 and Beyond” at the Southwest Benefits Association's Plan Administrator Skills Workshop on March 14, 2014, in Oklahoma City.
Beg, Borrow, or Steal: The Legal Perils and Pragmatics in Independent Financing for Film and TV
McAfee & Taft entertainment attorney Jay Shanker is a featured panelist in an American Bar Association CLE Webinar titled "Beg, Borrow, or Steal: The Legal Perils and Pragmatics in Independent Financing for Film and TV" on February 4, 2014.
Legal Assessment of Ag Production Risk
McAfee & Taft attorney Jeff Todd presents "Legal Assessment of Ag Production Risk" at the Ag Risk Solutions’ 2014 Risk & Financial Management Conference on February 4, 2014, in Manhattan, Kansas.
Affordable Care Act: Another Year, More Changes
McAfee & Taft employee benefits attorney Brandon Long presents "Affordable Care Act: Another Year, More Changes" to the Perry Chamber of Commerce on January 14, 2014, in Perry, Oklahoma.
The Affordable Care Act - Employer Compliance Challenges for 2014 and Beyond
McAfee & Taft employee benefits attorney Brandon Long presents "Healthcare Reform - Upcoming Compliance Challenges" at the Council Of Petroleum Accounting Societies - Oklahoma City Chapter on December 19, 2013, in Oklahoma City.
Conflicts of Interest: Recent Developments
McAfee & Taft trial lawyer Jodi Dishman presents "Conflicts of Interest: Recent Developments" at the National Business Institute Seminar on December 17, 2013, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
The Affordable Care Act: Employer Compliance Challenges for 2014 and Beyond
Employee benefits attorney Brandon Long presents "The Affordable Care Act: Employer Compliance Challenges for 2014 and Beyond" at the Oklahoma County Bar Association on December 10, 2013, in Oklahoma City.
Employment Law Update
McAfee & Taft labor and employment lawyer Tony Puckett presents "Employment Law Update" at the OPHRA 2013 Winter Quarterly Training Conference on December 6, 2013, in Oklahoma City.
Workers' Compensation Law Update
McAfee & Taft trial lawyer Mark Spencer presents "Workers’ Compensation Law Update" at the 2013 Winter Quarterly Training Conference of the Oklahoma Public Human Resources Association on December 6, 2013, in Oklahoma City.
Guns at Work: How to Keep Your Employees Safe
McAfee & Taft labor and employment attorney Charlie Plumb presents “Guns at Work: How to Keep Your Employees Safe” at the 18th Annual Advanced Employment Issues Symposium on November 15, 2013, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Physician Collaboration Recent Antitrust Opinion on NPHO
McAfee & Taft attorney Michael Joseph presents "Physician Collaboration — Recent Antitrust Opinion on NPHO" at the Oklahoma Bar Association's Annual Meeting on November 13, 2013, in Oklahoma City.
The View from the Bench
McAfee & Taft attorney Mark Christiansen moderates the presentation "View from the Bench" at the 12th Annual Energy Litigation Conference on November 7, 2013, in Houston, Texas.
Benefit Plans - Common Legal Issues
McAfee & Taft employee benefits attorney Bill Freudenrich presents “Current Retirement Plan Issues” at the HoganTaylor Employee Benefit Plan Administrators’ Educational Seminar on November 4, 2013, in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Failing, Cheating and Still Succeeding
McAfee & Taft attorney Brandon Long presents "Failing, Cheating and Still Succeeding" to the Rose State College Lessons in Leadership Class for Scholarship Recipients in Midwest City, Oklahoma, on October 15, 2013.
Employment Law Update: What's New in 2013
McAfee & Taft employment attorneys Phil Bruce and Paul Ross "Employment Law Update: What’s New in 2013" at the Enid Society for Human Resource Management on October 8, 2013, in Enid, Oklahoma.
Plan/Prevent/Protect: What Employers Must Know and Do
McAfee & Taft labor and employment attorney Charlie Plumb presents “Plan/Prevent/Protect: What Employers Must Know — and Do” at the 18th Annual Advanced Employment Issues Symposium on October 3, 2013, in Orlando, Florida
Raffles and Illegal Gambling Activities
McAfee & Taft corporate lawyer Michael Nordin presents "Raffles and Illegal Gambling Activities" at the New Challenges for Nonprofit Organizations seminar presented by the Oklahoma Bar Association and Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits on September 26, 2013, in Oklahoma City.
FMLA Intermittent and Reduced Schedule Leave: Master Top Challenges When Managing Frequent or Unexpected Absences
McAfee & Taft employment lawyer Charlie Plumb presents "FMLA Intermittent and Reduced Schedule Leave: Master Top Challenges When Managing Frequent or Unexpected Absences" for a nationally broadcast webinar presented by BLR on September 19, 2013.
Landmark reform: Overhauling Oklahoma's workers' compensation system
McAfee & Taft labor and employment attorney Charlie Plumb presents "Landmark reform: Overhauling Oklahoma’s workers’ compensation system" at the Case Management Society of America, Oklahoma Chapter’s Annual Educational Conference on September 17, 2013, in Norman, Oklahoma.
Litigation Update on Recent Court Decisions Resolving Issues Under Oil and Gas Industry Contracts
McAfee & Taft oil and gas lawyer Mark Christiansen presents “Litigation Update on Recent Court Decisions Resolving Issues Under Oil and Gas Industry Contracts” at the American Conference Institute’s 2nd National Forum on Oil & Gas Litigation on September 12, 2013, in Houston, Texas.
Workers Compensation Reform & Employee Benefits
McAfee & Taft employee benefits attorney Brandon Long presents "Workers Compensation Reform & Employee Benefits" to the Oklahoma Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association on September 11, 2013, in Oklahoma City.
Violence in the workplace: Prevention and survival
McAfee & Taft employment lawyer Kathy Neal presents “Violence in the workplace: Prevention and survival” at the Tulsa Area Employer Council on August 13, 2013, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Executive Law and Compliance
McAfee & Taft labor and employment attorney Tony Puckett presents "Executive Law and Compliance” at the American Chamber of Commerce Executives Convention on July 26, 2013, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Keith Peters honored as OSCPA Trailblazer
"As a CPA and a lawyer, Keith exemplifies the best both professions have to offer, both substantively in the skill sets he brings to the professions and ethically in his approach to complex issues. I am proud he is a member of both professions, but even more proud he is a member of this firm," said Richard Craig in a letter nominating Peters.
Mark Christiansen joins McAfee & Taft, co-leads energy practice of state's largest law firm
Mark Christiansen, one of the region’s preeminent oil and gas lawyers, has joined McAfee & Taft and will co-lead the firm’s Energy and Oil & Gas Group. "Mark has distinguished himself as a trusted go-to lawyer and advisor to oil & gas companies of all sizes, including many of the nation’s largest energy companies," said Richard Nix, managing director.
Michael Smith elected OBA Appellate Practice Section chairperson-elect
McAfee & Taft trial and appellate lawyer Michael F. Smith will serve as chairperson-elect for the 2013 calendar year and automatically become chairperson of the Appellate Practice Section for the 2014 calendar year.
Nix elected to lead Oklahoma's largest law firm for third consecutive term
The board of directors of McAfee & Taft have elected Richard D. Nix to lead the state’s largest law firm for a third consecutive three-year term, a first in the firm’s history. Nix, an employee benefits attorney, first began serving as the firm’s managing director in 2007.
McAfee & Taft shareholders elect Robert L. Garbrecht to board of directors
The commercial transactions attorney and recent leader of the firm's Real Estate Group joins Michael Blake, Jennifer Callahan, Michael Joseph, Michael Lauderdale, Rick Mullins and managing director Richard Nix on McAfee & Taft's seven-member board.
Fortune magazine names McAfee & Taft to 2013 list of Top Ranked Law Firms' in U.S.
More than 254,000 law firms were considered in the selection process, but less than one-half of one percent of firms across the nation made the grade. McAfee & Taft leads all Oklahoma firms with 103 of its attorneys top-rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
McAfee & Taft to host webinar on the rising costs of misclassifying independent contractors
McAfee & Taft attorneys Charlie Plumb, Brandon Long and Keith Peters take a comprehensive look at all the issues and risks that come into play when misclassifying independent contractors and what practical steps businesses can do to take corrective action now.
Benchmark Litigation gives McAfee & Taft top marks, singles out 13 firm attorneys for recognition
McAfee & Taft earned top marks in the 2013 edition of Benchmark Litigation, the definitive guide to America’s leading business litigation firms and attorneys. In addition, 13 of the firm’s attorneys – the most of any law firm in Oklahoma – were singled out for recognition.
90 McAfee & Taft attorneys recognized by Super Lawyers
In the just released 2012 Oklahoma edition, Super Lawyers recognized more attorneys from McAfee & Taft as the state’s top attorneys than any other law firm, with 65 named to its "Oklahoma Super Lawyers" list and 25 named to its "Oklahoma Rising Stars" list.
McAfee & Taft publishes videos from recent Health Care Reform seminars
With the continuing overwhelming interest in its recent seminars on Health Care Reform, McAfee & Taft's Employee Benefits Group has made available videos of the presentations from those events. It's the first time ever the firm has produced videos from any of its live seminars.
Best Lawyers names 15 McAfee & Taft attorneys 2013 Lawyers of the Year' in 16 categories
Honored as "Lawyer of the Year" for their respective practice areas were Rachel Blue, Jennifer Callahan, Robert Dace, Reuben Davis, Cliff Dougherty, Charles Greenough, Lloyd Hardin, Michael Joseph, Michael LaBrie, Kathy Neal, Anthony Rahhal (named in two categories), Reid Robison, Patricia Rogers, Pete Van Dyke and Erin Van Laanen.
McAfee & Taft joins in teeing off for TEEM
McAfee & Taft is proud to sponsor “Tee Off for TEEM,” a golf tournament benefiting The Education and Employment Ministry, on September 27th at the Rose Creek Golf Club in Edmond, Oklahoma. Oklahoma City-based TEEM is an interfaith non-profit organization that provides education, job training and placement assistance, and social services to those in need.
McAfee & Taft's Health Care Reform seminar draws larger-than-expected audiences
Hundreds of business owners, executives, benefits managers and human resources professionals gathered in Oklahoma City on August 22nd and Tulsa on August 23rd for McAfee & Taft’s seminar titled “Health Care Reform + Supreme Court Ruling = Now What?" Nearly 800 people registered for the two events.
McAfee & Taft rated among Tulsa's Best Places to Work'
McAfee & Taft is a 2012 honoree of Tulsa Business Journal's Employees’ Choice Award as a result of high ratings by its Tulsa attorneys and staff. “Of all the honors that we've received this year, this one is extra special,” said managing director Richard Nix.
Specialized growth McAfee & Taft now among largest 250 firms in U.S.
The Tulsa Business Journal published a front-page feature story on McAfee & Taft's steady, strategic growth in the last 60 years that has resulted in its emergence on the National Law Journal's list of the nation's top 250 law firms, the first Oklahoma firm to be included.
Chambers USA honors McAfee & Taft as top-ranked firm
McAfee & Taft earned top rankings in the areas of corporate/commercial, energy and natural resources, intellectual property, labor/employment, litigation and real estate law, and had more lawyers named to the prestigious list than any other law firm in the state.
McAfee & Taft donates $200,000 to OU College of Law
The firm's donation to the University of Oklahoma College of Law establishes an endowment that will provide $10,000 in underwriting funds each year for the Oklahoma Law Review’s annual symposium as well as fund a new café on the first floor of the law school that will be a central meeting point for law students, faculty and staff.
McAfee & Taft recognized as Firm of the Year'
Benchmark Litigation recognized McAfee & Taft as the 2012 Oklahoma "Firm of the Year" for litigation during the inaugural Benchmark Litigation Awards. McAfee & Taft was also a finalist in two other categories, including "Oklahoma Case of the Year" and John Hermes for "Oklahoma Litigator of the Year."