Labor and employment attorney Alyssa Lankford returns to McAfee & Taft

Photo of attorney Alyssa Lankford in the Leadership Square mezzanine

Labor and employment attorney Alyssa N. Lankford has rejoined McAfee & Taft, the state’s largest law firm, after serving one year as a federal law clerk to the Honorable Glenn T. Suddaby, chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York.

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, and non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements, as well as litigation avoidance and compliance with other federal and state laws.

Lankford originally joined the firm in 2019 after graduating with distinction from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in May 2019. During her time with the firm, she has been a contributing author to the Oklahoma Employment Law Letter, Midwest Employment Law Letter, EmployerLINC,, and and has been a featured speaker at McAfee & Taft’s annual EmployerLINC seminar.

In addition to serving as a federal law clerk, Lankford’s prior career experience includes working as a full-time elementary school teacher and part-time elementary content specialist with Teach for America in Oklahoma City Public Schools.

With more than 175 attorneys, McAfee & Taft is one of the nation’s 250 largest law firms as ranked by the National Law Journal.