Isaac Treadaway


(405) 552-2252
Oklahoma City

Isaac Treadaway focuses his practice on the representation of employers and 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. As part of his day-to-day practice, he counsels and represents employers of all sizes in a broad range of matters arising out of the employer-employee relationship, including discrimination and harassment prevention, leave and accommodation issues, wage and hour matters, discipline and termination, policies and procedures, drug and alcohol testing, arbitration provisions and programs, confidentiality agreements and trade secret protection, restrictive covenants, workplace investigations, and compliance with other federal and state laws, including the National Labor Relations Act.

Isaac also frequently assist clients with drafting and reviewing handbook policies as well as a broad range of employment-related agreements, including employment contracts, separation and severance agreements, independent contractor agreements, and restrictive covenants.

Prior to joining McAfee & Taft, Isaac worked in the Houston office of Locke Lord, LLP and the Dallas office of Polsinelli, PC.  He is admitted to practice in Oklahoma state courts, all state and federal courts in Texas, and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico.

The Oklahoma native earned his undergraduate degree in history from the University of Science and Arts in Oklahoma and graduated with highest honors from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.  While pursuing his law degree, he was awarded a Comfort Scholarship, served as an assistant managing editor of the Oklahoma Law Review, earned four American Jurisprudence Award for academic excellence, and was named to the Order of the Coif.

Isaac’s prior career experience includes teaching U.S. history, and advanced computer applications and coaching high school baseball and football for Meeker (OK) Public Schools for two years prior to entering law school.

Representative Experience

  • Obtained complete summary judgment in federal court on behalf of international oilfield services firm defending against former employee seeking more than $10 million in damages.
  • Obtained zero liability verdict before administrative law judge on behalf of national mining company defending against former employee alleging violations of the Mine Safety and Health Act (MSHA).
  • Successfully defended international start-up investment firm against alleged former employee claiming race and sex discrimination and seeking more than $1 million in damages.
  • Successfully defended offshore drilling company against four former employees claiming race and religion discrimination and seeking more than $2 million dollars in damages.
  • Represented employers in administrative charges before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regarding claims of discrimination on the basis of sex, race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, color, gender, sexual orientation, and retaliation in violation of various state and federal laws.
  • Assisted national financial services firm in drafting state specific restrictive covenant agreements for all 30+ jurisdictions in which the firm operated.
  • Advised national and regional employers in drafting complete employee handbooks and applicable state specific addendums.
  • Successfully prosecuted two former employees for breach of restrictive covenant obligations and trade secret misappropriation on behalf of national financial services firm and obtaining over $300,000 in damages and a permanent injunction to prevent any further harm.
  • Successfully prosecuted former employees, and newly formed competitive business, for trade secret theft and misappropriation on behalf of international laboratory testing company.
  • Successfully defended international pipe-lining company against claims of tortious interference of contract and trade secret misappropriation.
  • Assisted commercial and residential concrete company through I-9 investigation conducted by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) administration and developing best practices for maintaining worksite compliance.
  • Represent companies in FLSA and state wage law collective action cases including issues of classification of employees, use of independent contractors, and issues of compensable time.
  • Successfully defended national oilfield services company and obtained complete dismissal of claims brought by former employee claiming FLSA violations and seeking collective action certification.
  • Represented international hotel company against numerous claims brought by former guests claiming disability discrimination in violation of the American Disabilities Act Title III.
  • Advised companies regarding compliance with the American Disabilities Act Title III including the prevention and mitigation of disability discrimination claims.

Professional Organizations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Oklahoma Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

  • Keep Your Hands to Yourself: Navigating Workplace Harassment Issues

    EmployerLINC24: Workplace Soundtrack

    March 7, 2024
    | Oklahoma City, OK
  • How the end of COVID-19 employment benefits will impact nonprofits

    Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits' Sector Connection

    June 7, 2023
    | Online
  • Texas, 2020
  • Oklahoma, 2022
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico
  • J.D., with highest honors, University of Oklahoma, 2020
    • Order of the Coif; Assistant Managing Editor, Oklahoma Law Review; Comfort Scholar; 4 American Jurisprudence Awards
  • B.A. (History), University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, 2014