Crowe & Dunlevy attorney named chairman of Oklahoma Cerebral Palsy Commission

Karen S. Rieger has served on the commission for 10 years

Crowe & Dunlevy attorney Karen S. Rieger was recently named chairman of the board of the Oklahoma Cerebral Palsy Commission. The commission, appointed by Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, oversees the operations of the J.D. McCarty Center for children with developmental disabilities located in Norman, Oklahoma. Rieger has served on the commission for 10 years.

“Karen has served on several important civic and charitable boards over the years and is an outstanding example of an attorney who is also very dedicated to her community,” said Kevin D. Gordon, president and CEO of the firm. “We congratulate her on her new role and thank her for upholding our firm’s values, including service to our communities.”

Rieger is recognized by her clients and peers throughout Oklahoma as an authority on healthcare legal issues and issues affecting nonprofit corporations. She serves as the chair of the firm’s Healthcare practice group and represents healthcare institutions and practitioners throughout Oklahoma and surrounding states on a broad range of health law issues.

Rieger has served on a number of charitable and civic boards over the years and is a director and past president of the Catholic Foundation of Oklahoma. She is a member of Leadership Oklahoma Class XXII and serves on the board of Canterbury Choral Society.

The J. D. McCarty Center was founded in 1946 by a veterans group known as the 40 et 8 of Oklahoma. The 40 et 8 was an honor society within the American Legion. When the McCarty Center first opened its doors to patients, it only treated one diagnosis – cerebral palsy. Today, the center treats more than 100 different developmental disability diagnoses for children all over the state of Oklahoma.

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