Benefits lawyer takes reins at McAfee & Taft

published in The Oklahoman | February 4, 2007

On February 1, 2007, shareholder and director Richard D. Nix assumed the role of managing director at McAfee & Taft. He takes over the reins of the state’s largest law firm from John Hermes, who served two terms while guiding the firm during a six-year period of significant growth.

The Oklahoman’s business editor, Clytie Bunyan, interviewed Nix about his decision to become a lawyer, his 22-year career at McAfee & Taft, and the firm’s recent accomplishments in attracting top attorney talent and expanding its practice.

In the article, Nix credited his predecessor for much of McAfee & Taft’s recent success, which included growing the firm from 93 to 126 lawyers, adding depth in its core practice areas, and expanding into environmental law, workers’ compensation defense and entertainment law. He also credited his colleague, Dudley Hyde, for mentoring him in the practice of employee benefits law.