As a paralegal for McAfee & Taft’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group, Alessa French provides support to attorneys engaged in all aspects of employee benefits law, with an emphasis on matters involving retirement plan qualifications and design and executive compensation. She also provides assistance with respect to employee benefit issues that arise in connection with mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and other business transactions.
In addition, Alessa is a paralegal for McAfee and Taft’s Family Law Practice Group wherein she works directly with clients in the collection, review, and production of voluminous documents using various electronic platforms. She likewise provides hearing and trial support.
Her work also includes conducting research and medical record collections for the firm’s trial lawyers engaged in complex commercial litigation, insurance claims and coverage disputes, and product liability defense.
Her diverse career experience includes labor and employment law focused primarily on the defense of employment claims involving Title VII, FMLA, ADA, and FLSA with regular employer training on issues such as harassment, drug and alcohol testing, hiring, firing, discipline, wage and hour issues, retaliation, discrimination and accommodation.
Alessa earned her certified legal professional (CLP) and professional paralegal (PP) certifications through NALS, the association for legal professionals. She is a member of the Tulsa County Bar Association (TCBA), NALS®…the association for legal professionals, and the Tulsa Area Paralegal Association (TAPA).Download Bio (PDF)