Alyssa Lankford represents management in all phases of labor and employment law, including litigation in state and federal courts, before regulatory and administrative agencies, and in arbitration matters. Her practice includes counseling and representing clients in a broad range of matters arising out of the employer-employee relationship, including employment discrimination, harassment, approved leave, wage and hour issues, collective and class actions, discipline and termination, policies and procedures, drug and alcohol testing, arbitration provisions and programs, and non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements, as well as litigation avoidance and compliance with other federal and state laws. She also devotes a portion of her practice to the resolution of complex business and commercial disputes.
Alyssa is a contributing author to the Oklahoma Employment Law Letter, Midwest Employment Law Letter, EmployerLINC, HRlaws.com, and BenefitsLink.com.
In addition to working in private practice, Alyssa’s career experience includes serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Glenn T. Suddaby, chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, from 2021–2022, and as a full-time elementary school teacher and part-time elementary content specialist with Teach for America from 2014–2016.
Alyssa graduated magna cum laude from Westminster College with a double major in transnational studies and Spanish in 2014, and with distinction from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in May 2019. At OU Law, she served as the editor-in-chief of the American Indian Law Review, received the American Indian Law Review Outstanding Note Award, and was a member of the National Order of the Scribes. Additionally, she served as a legal extern for the Honorable Judge Robert Bacharach of the Tenth Circuit, held leadership positions in the Board of Advocates and the Organization for Women in the Law, worked as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), and received three American Jurisprudence Awards for academic excellence.Download Bio (PDF)
Professional Organizations and Memberships
- Oklahoma Bar Association
Civic Involvement and Leadership
- Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA volunteer)