McAfee & Taft elects Dodoo and Odom as new shareholders for 2024

Photo of McAfee & Taft attorneys Kate Dodoo and Jenny Odom in the Oklahoma City office reception.

The shareholders of McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma’s largest law firm, have elected attorneys Kate N. Dodoo and Jenny M. Odom as fellow shareholders, effective January 1, 2024. The announcement was made by managing director Michael Lauderdale.

Kate Dodoo is an experienced appellate, trial, and labor and employment lawyer who leads both the firm’s Appellate Group and Immigration and Compliance Group, representing businesses in appellate litigation and serving as business immigration counsel for major U.S.-based corporations with global operations as well as foreign-owned companies with business interests in the United States. Prior to joining McAfee & Taft, she devoted the first 15 years of her legal career to public service at the federal, state, and municipal levels, most recently serving as an assistant chief counsel in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Office of the Principal Legal Advisor. 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.

Dodoo is an Oklahoma City University School of Law alumna whose achievements have earned her inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.

Jenny Odom is a healthcare attorney whose practice is devoted to representing and counseling public, private and governmental healthcare clients of all sizes in a multitude of business and real estate transactions, regulatory and compliance matters, and related litigation. Her clients include medical professionals and physician groups, hospitals and other healthcare facilities, long-term care providers, durable medical equipment suppliers, and other service providers. Before rejoining McAfee & Taft in 2021, the 2015 honors graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Law previously served as in-house counsel for a multi-campus regional health system for three years.

Odom’s achievements have earned her inclusion in Oklahoma Super Lawyers’ list of “Oklahoma Rising Stars,” which recognizes the state’s top up-and-coming attorneys.

With offices in Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Springfield (MO), McAfee & Taft is one of the nation’s 250 largest law firms as ranked by National Law Journal.