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March 21, 2024

You Had Me at Pub Crawl: Previewing the PowHR 2024 OKHR Conference

For the second year in a row, Oklahoma Human Resources State Council (OKHR) Director Kristi Spaethe joins Briefly Legal for a preview of the PowHR 2024 OKHR Conference. This year, the conference travels back up the Turner Turnpike with all the action taking place at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Tulsa, April 16-18, 2024. Kristi and Adam discuss this year’s tailored breakout sessions and keynote speakers (Greg HawksJovan Glasgow, and Jennifer McClure), and highlight several of the after-hours events planned for attendees, including HR’s Got Talent, an “anything goes” talent show, and Pub PowHR, a pub crawl through downtown Tulsa. As the Premier Presenting Sponsor, our Labor & Employment Practice Group members are excited to present the latest developments in employment law. Make sure to stop by our booth in the vendor hall for a chance to win great prizes.

About Kristi Spaethe

Additional Resources PowHR 2024 OKHR Conference



February 7, 2024

New Practice Group Offers Clients a Seat at the Table

Our clients often face governmental, legislative, and regulatory challenges that require strategic advice at the local, state, and federal government level. To meet our clients’ needs, Crowe & Dunlevy launched the Government Relations, Legislative & Regulatory Affairs Practice Group to provide businesses and non-profits with guidance on a variety of governmental and political issues. In this episode of Briefly Legal, Practice Group Co-chairs Glen D. Johnson and Will Hoch discuss the decades of experience the team has interacting with the legislature, congress, and various administrative bodies, and the importance of engaging a trusted partner that offers substantive knowledge and real-world experience to ensure your voice is heard.

About Glen D. Johnson and Will Hoch

Additional Information Crowe & Dunlevy Launches Comprehensive Government Relations, Legislative & Regulatory Affairs Practice


December 19, 2023

The 900 Pound Gorilla in the Room: The Life and Legacy of a Paraplegic Trial Attorney

Chris Davis was born to an average blue-collar family in central Illinois. Growing up, he enjoyed playing sports, going hunting, attending Boy Scout meetings – the things a typical midwestern kid would be interested in. His life changed, however, when he was 17 years old, and doctors had discovered that an astrocytoma had developed on his spinal cord. After undergoing successful surgery to remove the tumor, Chris returned home as a permanent paraplegic. Still confident that he could lead a successful life, Chris knew that he needed to choose a career that was more cerebral than physical and decided to give law school a shot. Fast forward nearly 40 years later and Chris was not only accepting his membership into the American College of Trial Lawyers, but he was also asked to provide the commencement speech at the induction ceremony.

In this episode of Briefly Legal, litigator Chris Davis discusses the series of life events that led him to become the only paraplegic trial attorney in the state of Oklahoma and why mindfulness and being extremely well-prepared help quell people’s perception of him on both sides of the courtroom. He also discusses the legacy of litigators at Crowe & Dunlevy, how their leadership and involvement in the ABA has led him to become a better mentor to young attorneys, and the emphasis and recognition the firm places on the value of diversity in the workplace.

About J. Christopher Davis


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