Kate Dodoo tapped to lead firm’s Appellate Group

Photo of Kate Dodoo at a conference room table

Trial and appellate lawyer Kate N. Dodoo has been tapped to lead the Appellate Group at McAfee & Taft, the state’s largest law firm.

“With Kate’s extensive experience and exceptional legal acumen, she will bring a fresh perspective and invaluable expertise to our Appellate Practice Group,” said managing director Mike Lauderdale. “As a seasoned professional in appellate proceedings, Kate has consistently demonstrated a strong track record of success, representing clients across a diverse range of industries in complex appellate matters.”

the Honorable Tom Colbert of the Oklahoma Supreme Court
The Honorable Tom Colbert of the Oklahoma Supreme Court

Prior to joining McAfee & Taft in 2021, Dodoo served as an assistant chief counsel in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Office of the Principal Legal Advisor. There, she litigated a high volume of complex immigration removal proceedings and maintained a robust appellate practice before the Board of Immigration Appeals. Her prior career experience also includes serving as the assistant city attorney to the City of Enid and as an appellate attorney to the Honorable Tom Colbert of the Oklahoma Supreme Court for 12 years. While there, she provided procedural and substantive legal advice and drafted an extensive number of precedent-setting, published decisions adjudicating complex civil cases arising under the Oklahoma Supreme Court’s appellate and original jurisdictions.

Dodoo also leads McAfee & Taft’s Immigration and Compliance Group, serving as business immigration counsel for major U.S.-based corporations with global operations, and foreign-owned companies with business interests in the United States.

With more than 170 attorneys, McAfee & Taft is one of the nation’s 250 largest law firms as ranked by the National Law Journal.