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August 31, 2022

Upon Whose Shoulders We Stand: Crowe & Dunlevy Celebrates 120 Years of Legal Excellence

On Friday, August 26, 2022, Crowe & Dunlevy celebrated its 120th anniversary as a law firm. Founded by Charles Johnson five years before statehood, the firm is currently named for Vincil P. Crowe and Fred W. Dunlevy, who joined in 1929 and 1937, respectively, both instrumental in transforming the firm into a leading law firm in Oklahoma, and a strong supporter of the local community. The firm now has offices in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Dallas, and Houston. Will Hoch,  Shareholder and Vice President of Marketing & Business Development, joins Briefly Legal to reflect on 120 years of legal excellence, and discusses the firm’s plans to recognize more than a century’s support from clients and the community by making contributions to charity, diversity, pro bono and community events over the next twelve months.

About Crowe & Dunlevy’s 120 Year Anniversary
About Crowe & Dunlevy’s Commitment to Social Responsibility



August 11, 2022

New and Non-Obvious: The Nuts-and-Bolts Episode on Patent Law

What is a patent? How do I get one? Are they expensive? Are they enforceable? Intellectual Property Practice Group Chair David M. Sullivan answers these questions and breaks down the requirements needed before filing an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. David provides technical and practical insight into the application process starting with an inventor’s abstract idea, and ending with a formal patent application.

About David M. Sullivan



July 22, 2022

West Virginia vs. EPA Part II: U.S. Supreme Court Applies the Major Questions Doctrine to Limit EPA Regulatory Authority

On June 30, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 opinion that Congress did not give the EPA authority to set greenhouse gas emissions standards for existing power plants under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act (CAA). Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Practice Group member Donald K. Shandy returns to Briefly Legal to discuss the Court’s ruling and its application of the Major Questions Doctrine to limit EPA’s regulatory authority. He also discusses what the ruling means for administrative agency power more broadly, and the scenarios in which EPA can still regulate emissions under other sections of the CAA.

About Donald K. Shandy

Additional Resources: West Virginia vs. EPA: An Environmental Regulations Case with Broad Implications for Agency Power



June 29, 2022

PFAS Regulatory Update: EPA Issues Updated Drinking Water Health Advisories

On June 15, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued updated drinking water health advisory levels for four specific types of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Based on current analytical methods, the health advisory levels for two of these PFAS are below the level of detection and quantitation, and thus present certain difficulties to the regulated community. While the updated health advisories are intended to act as guidance and are not enforceable regulations, they send a strong signal that EPA intends to continue moving forward with the regulation of PFAS under the Safe Drinking Water Act and other federal environmental statutes. Join Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Practice Group member Tim Sowecke as he discusses the significance of the updated health advisory levels on the public and regulated community and how it fits into EPA’s broader strategy to regulate PFAS.

About Tim Sowecke


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