Crowe & Dunlevy Announces New Directors

Pictured (l to r): Craige, Hickey, Scott, Snyder, Ternes

Crowe & Dunlevy recently named Mark A. Craige, Matthew B. Hickey, Elizabeth Ann Scott, Thomas B. Snyder, and Mary Ellen Ternes directors of the firm.

“We are honored that these talented, accomplished attorneys are joining us in this new role,” said Kevin D. Gordon, president and CEO of the firm. “As renowned authorities in their respective areas of practice, they will continue to uphold Crowe & Dunlevy’s commitment to provide high-quality, comprehensive legal representation to clients here in Oklahoma and across the globe.”

Craige is a director in the firm’s Tulsa office and a member of the Bankruptcy & Creditor's Rights Practice Group. He has been engaged in private practice since 1982 and has focused on bankruptcy, insolvency and commercial litigation for more than 30 years. Craige has been board certified in business bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification since 1992.

He is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, class of 2000, is AV Preeminent rated by and has been named to Best Lawyers since 2008 and Oklahoma Super Lawyers since 2007. Craige has also been recognized by the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Oklahoma Bar Association and the Tulsa County Bar Association, all of which he is a member. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Tulsa College of Law.

Based in the firm’s Oklahoma City office, Hickey is a director and a member of the Taxation, Private Wealth & Closely-Held Business, Nonprofit/Charitable Foundations and Employee Benefits & ERISA Practice Groups. He assists a variety of business and individual clients with tax, transactional, wealth-transfer, tax-exemption and retirement plan issues.

Hickey has been included in Oklahoma Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers for taxation since 2013. He has also been ranked by Chambers USA in corporate/commercial since 2010. He obtained his Master of Laws in taxation from the New York University School of Law and graduated with highest honors from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.

Scott is a director in the Oklahoma City office and member of the Administrative & Regulatory, Healthcare and Criminal Defense, Compliance & Investigations Practice Groups. Her primary focus includes administrative and regulatory law and healthcare litigation.

Prior to joining the firm, Scott served as an Assistant Attorney General in Oklahoma, where she drafted laws and rules, directed investigations and represented state agencies in administrative and judicial proceedings. She received her law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law and has bachelor’s degrees in accounting and economics from Oklahoma State University.

Snyder is a director in the Litigation & Trial and Criminal Defense, Compliance & Investigations Practice Groups in the firm’s Oklahoma City office. His practice includes managing complex business litigation with substantial experience in white collar criminal defense and investigations involving state and federal environmental laws, healthcare fraud, False Claims Act defense, anti-corruption, money laundering and related civil and administrative proceedings.

He is a former assistant U.S. attorney (AUSA) for the Southern District of California in the General Crimes Division and received his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School and his bachelor’s degree in philosophy, magna cum laude, from Baylor University.

Ternes is a director in the Oklahoma City office and a member of the firm's Energy, Environment & Natural Resources and Litigation & Trial Practice Groups. She has more than 30 years of experience, first as a chemical engineer in site remediation, hazardous waste and air permitting, and then as a lawyer advising clients on matters of environmental permitting, compliance strategies, enforcement defense, environmental assessments, voluntary cleanup practices, environmental impact statements, as well as federal and state litigation.

She is listed in Chambers USA; Best Lawyers, where she was also named 2011 Oklahoma City Environmental Lawyer of the Year; Oklahoma Super Lawyers, in which she has been named as a Top 25 Women Oklahoma Super Lawyers; International Who's Who of Environment Lawyers; and she is an American College of Environmental Lawyers Regent and Fellow. She received her Juris Doctor with high honors from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and her Bachelor of Engineering in chemical engineering from Vanderbilt University.

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