Crowe & Dunlevy Announces New Directors

OKLAHOMA CITY – Crowe & Dunlevy announced that attorneys Adam W. Childers, Chris J. Kirt,David M. Sullivan and Chris B. Woods and have been named directors of the firm effective March 25, 2008.

“Crowe & Dunlevy is fortunate to have such fine attorneys and professionals,” said Crowe & Dunlevy President Roger A. Stong. “I am proud to recognize these attorneys for their hard work and dedication to the firm.”

Childers specializes in labor and employment law in the litigation department of the firm’s Oklahoma City office. He earned a Juris doctor degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2000, where he graduated with honors and was a member of the Order of the Barristers. He also attended the Summer Program at the Queens College at Oxford University in Oxford, England. Childers is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Board of Visitors for the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma and is a member of Leadership Norman's 2007-2008 class.

Kirt focuses his practice in the areas of real estate, finance, commercial and general corporate law. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Law, Kirt was awarded a Juris doctor degree in 2000 with highest honors and was named to the Order of the Coif. Based in the Tulsa office, Kirt provides counsel to several banks in commercial lending transactions, including healthcare and real estate loans. He also represents a Fortune 500 company in a variety of commercial and real estate transactions, including its landlord-tenant relationships and purchases and sales of real estate.

A registered patent attorney, Sullivan is a member of the firm’s intellectual property and technology practice group. His practice is primarily directed at obtaining and enforcing patent rights for his clients, who range from Fortune 500 companies to small start-ups with emerging technology. Sullivan routinely assists clients with the negotiation of software licenses, consulting contracts and joint development agreements. He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University's School of Chemical Engineering and the University of Oklahoma College of Law.

Woods serves in the firm’s Tulsa office where he concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, commercial transactions and electronic commerce. He has experience in complex business litigation involving contract, real estate, insurance and class action lawsuits. He has been published in Business Law Today, The Oklahoma Law Review, The Oklahoma Bar Journal, The Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report, and The Law of Modern Payment Systems and Notes. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Law, Woods graduated first academically in his law school class.

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