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Associates Riane Fern, Anna Lukeman join firm

September 24, 2015

McAfee & Taft, the state’s largest law firm, has announced the addition of Riane T. Fern as an associate in its Oklahoma City office and Anna C. Lukeman as an associate in its Tulsa office.

Riane Fern is a trial lawyer whose civil litigation practice involves the resolution of a broad range of complex commercial and business disputes in both state and federal courts and in arbitration proceedings.

Fern graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Oklahoma in 2011 and summa cum lade from the Oklahoma City University School of Law in 2015. While in law school she was a member of the Oklahoma City University Law Review, earned 17 CALI Awards for top academic performance and was selected by the law school faculty to receive the Outstanding Senior Law Student Award presented by the Oklahoma Bar Association.

During her final semester of law school, Fern served as a judicial extern for The Honorable Robert E. Bacharach of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Anna Lukeman is a labor and employment attorney who represents management exclusively in all aspects of dispute resolution arising from the employer-employee relationship, including litigation before state and federal courts, arbitration panels, and regulatory and administrative agencies. She also counsels employers on such issues as wage and hour matters, employee discipline and discharge, handbook development and personnel policy violations, anti-discrimination and anti-harassment, employee contracts and non-compete agreements, confidentiality agreements, and litigation avoidance and compliance with other state and federal laws.

The Tulsa native graduated with special distinction with a bachelor of business administration degree in human resource management from the University of Oklahoma in 2012 and with highest honors from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 2015.  While in law school, Lukeman served as editor of the Tulsa Law Review and as president of Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity and was named to the Order of the Curule Chair.

McAfee & Taft is one of the nation’s 250 largest law firms as ranked by the National Law Journal and serves clients locally, nationally and internationally in the areas of aviation, business law, corporate and securities, employee benefits, entertainment law, environmental law, healthcare, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, oil and gas, real estate and tax and family wealth. The firm employs nearly 350 Oklahomans, including 174 attorneys, and has offices in both Oklahoma City and Tulsa.