Chris Vaught Joins Crowe & Dunlevy

Firm expands Labor & Employment practice in Tulsa

Tulsa, Okla. – Experienced employment litigator Chris Vaught has joined Crowe & Dunlevy as a director in the firm’s Tulsa office.

Vaught has more than 20 years of employment law experience. As a litigator, he represents management and employers in all areas of employment law including the Oklahoma Anti-Discrimination Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. He also advises employers and human resources departments on best practices related to company policies and procedures, harassment, retaliation, reasonable accommodation, and wage and hour claims. Throughout his career, he has presented extensively on labor and employment matters to both attorneys and human resources professionals.

Currently serving as an Adjunct Settlement Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma, Chris also joins an experienced Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group committed to the effective and efficient resolution of disputes without further court intervention. Prior to joining the firm, he served as the Deputy Attorney General for the Office of Civil Rights Enforcement (“OCRE”) where he was active in managing investigations and resolving discrimination complaints in employment, housing, and public accommodations across Oklahoma.

“Chris is a tremendous addition to the firm’s Labor & Employment and Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Groups,” said Adam Childers, President and CEO of Crowe & Dunlevy. “His impressive background in employment law litigation and experience serving the OCRE will benefit our clients in several practice areas.  I’m excited to watch him help our firm grow.”

Vaught received his Juris Doctor, with honors, from the University of Tulsa College of Law. He currently serves as Vice President of the Federal Bar Association – Northern/Eastern Oklahoma Chapter.