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Brandon P. Long, Joshua D. Smith elected to firm’s 2022 board of directors

January 20, 2022

The shareholders of McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma’s largest law firm, have elected Brandon P. Long and Joshua D. Smith as the newest members of its seven-member board of directors.

Board members re-elected for another one-year term are Jennifer H. Callahan, Stephen M. Hetrick, Henry D. Hoss, and Joe C. Lewallen, Jr. They are joined by the firm’s managing director, Michael Lauderdale.

Long is an employee benefits/ERISA attorney whose expertise in representing regional and national clients in matters involving qualified retirement plans, health and welfare plans, and executive compensation has earned him inclusion the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Oklahoma Super Lawyers, and The Best Lawyers in America.

In addition to leading the firm’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Group since 2013, he serves in leadership roles with numerous professional and civic organizations, including the American Bar Association, SouthWest Benefits Association, Employee Benefits Institute of Kansas City, Oklahoma City University School of Law Executive Board, and Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. He is also an appointed member of the Oklahoma Board on Legislative Compensation.

Smith is an accomplished corporate and business lawyer best known for his work representing clients in notable stock and asset acquisitions, mergers, divestitures, and complex financing transactions. In addition to leading McAfee & Taft’s Business Transaction and Finance Group since 2019, he chairs the firm’s Sports Industry Group and has represented professional sports teams in a broad range of business and commercial transactions.

Smith’s achievements have earned him inclusion in the Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Best Lawyers in America, and Oklahoma Super Lawyers’ list of “Oklahoma Rising Stars.