Law firms join forces

OKLAHOMA CITY – Crowe & Dunlevy and Day, Edwards, Propester & Christensen are combining resources to enhance services for local, national and international clients. Attorneys from Day, Edwards, Propester & Christensen will be joining Crowe & Dunlevy, with a focus on the securities and litigation and banking and financial institutions practice groups.

“With the resources and strong national reputations of both firms, this is truly a win-win for our clients,” said Roger Stong, president of Crowe & Dunlevy.

“Bruce Day and the attorneys at Day, Edwards, Propester & Christensen built a national practice as a boutique litigation firm with a depth of experience in the financial, securities, banking, energy, manufacturing and health care industries. They represent some of the largest securities and financial institutions in the nation and have practiced law in nearly every state. By combining our expertise in securities litigation, banking and finance, we will strengthen our client services and expand our national presence.”

“As we began pursuing a larger platform of legal services to meet the more diverse requirements of our clients, Crowe & Dunlevy, which is highly respected not only in Oklahoma but across the nation, was at the top of our list,” said Bruce Day, president of Day, Edwards, Propester & Christensen.

“We knew joining forces with Crowe & Dunlevy, which was ranked 6th in the nation in U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers 2010 Best Law Firms in the number of practice areas with first tier rankings, would allow us to provide our clients with a broader level of legal services. With a similar client-focused philosophy and culture of excellence, together we will offer even greater value to our clients.”

Day and Tara LaClair have been named Crowe & Dunlevy directors of the firm. Day will serve as the chair and Tara LaClair as the vice chair of the securities litigation practice group.

Rodney Heggy, Robert Baker and Jennifer Willey will also serve as attorneys for the securities litigation practice group.

Joe Edwards, Richard Propester and Joel Harmon have been named directors of the firm and are joining the banking/financial institutions practice group.

The new attorneys, who are expected to join the firm by the end of March, will be based in Crowe & Dunlevy’s Oklahoma City office.

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