McAfee & Taft expands employee benefits practice with addition of Sam Wilkerson

April 27, 2023

Sam Wilkerson, an attorney with 15 years of experience working in both private practice and the private sector, has joined Oklahoma’s largest employee benefits and executive compensation practice at McAfee & Taft. His practice is primarily devoted to advising public, private, tax-exempt and governmental entities of all sizes on the design, implementation and administration of retirement plans, health and welfare plans, and executive compensation plans.

Wilkerson began his legal career with a large Kansas City-based law firm and later worked as an employee benefits attorney for a publicly traded investment management and financial planning company. He most recently worked for six years as the managing attorney responsible for overseeing the design, administration and compliance of the employee benefits and executive compensation plans for one of the nation’s largest publicly traded natural gas utilities.

A native of Kansas, Wilkerson earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas School of Law and both his undergraduate degree and MBA from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. He is licensed to practice in Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma.