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Gov. Brad Henry and Andy Lester Detail Oklahoma’s Capital Punishment System in the Oklahoman

Spencer Fane attorneys Governor Brad Henry and Andy Lester recently co-authored a guest column published in the Oklahoman on the flaws in Oklahoma’s capital punishment system after the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals scheduled 25 executions to occur over the next 29 months.

Andy Lester Explores Oklahoma Supreme Court Ruling in Public Nuisance Case

Spencer Fane attorney Andy Lester recently wrote an article for the American Bar Association about an Oklahoma Supreme Court decision and its potential impact on future public nuisance litigation.

72 Spencer Fane Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that 72 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2021 edition of the Super Lawyers list. The list includes:

Andy Lester Discusses Next Steps for Civil Rights in Oklahoma

Spencer Fane attorney Andy Lester recently co-authored an article in the Tulsa World discussing diversity and civil rights issues.

57 Spencer Fane Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that 57 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 edition of the Super Lawyers list. The list includes:

Education Group Advises on New Title IX Regulations

The Spencer Fane Education group recently hosted a three-part series focusing on the impact of new Title IX regulations on schools and colleges.

A.J. Ferate and Andy Lester Analyze McGirt v. Oklahoma

Spencer Fane attorneys A.J. Ferate and Andy Lester recently presented a teleforum for The Federalist Society on the recent Supreme Court ruling concerning tribal law.

Andy Lester Commends OSU Governing Board Amidst Social Change

Spencer Fane attorney Andy Lester recently published an opinion article for The Oklahoman explaining his support for removing the name of former Gov. William H. “Alfalfa Bill” Murray from two buildings at the gateway to the Oklahoma State University campus.

54 Spencer Fane Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce that 54 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 edition of the Super Lawyers list. The names with asterisks have been recognized as Rising Stars. The list includes:

Andy Lester featured on KFOR’s ‘Flash Point’

Spencer Fane attorney Andy Lester recently participated as a panelist on Oklahoma’s News 4 (KFOR) weekly ‘Flash Point’ show.

Andy Lester Provides Insights on Free Speech on College Campuses

Spencer Fane attorney Andy Lester discussed controversies and issues related to free speech on college campuses at the Oklahoma State University inaugural Stockton/Brooks Lecture.

57 Spencer Fane Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce that 57 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of the Super Lawyers list. The names in italics have been recognized as Rising Stars. The list includes:

Andy Lester Receives Media Coverage for Insights on Legal Issues Facing College Campuses

Spencer Fane partner Andy Lester provided the premise for a recent editorial in The Oklahoman regarding free speech on college campuses. After hearing Andy speak at the University of Oklahoma’s “Legal Issues in Higher Education” program, The Oklahoman published an editorial aligned with Andy’s thesis. Additionally, Andy’s remarks from the program were repurposed in an abridged commentary for Oklahoma online outlet, Nondoc.com.

Andy Lester to Participate in Oil and Gas Law Panel

Spencer Fane attorney Andy Lester will join a panel of speakers during the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association (OIPA) Legal Review to discuss recent court cases’ impact on the oil and natural gas industry.

Andy Lester Quoted in The Oklahoman on Higher Education Task Force Recommendations

In an article about Oklahoma’s higher education system, Spencer Fane Partner Andy Lester was quoted in The Oklahoman on the task force’s newly approved recommendations.

Gov. Brad Henry and Andy Lester Write Article on Death Penalty Reforms

Spencer Fane LLP attorneys Governor Brad Henry and Andy Lester recently collaborated to write an article published in both Tulsa World and The Oklahoman about death penalty reforms. The article discusses their time serving as co-chairmen of the Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission, including identifying a broken system and their recommendations to fix it.

Andy Lester Interviewed by NewsOK in Oklahoma City

In an article about the challenges facing the higher education system in Oklahoma, Spencer Fane Partner Andy Lester was interviewed by NewsOK about options to update and modernize the system.

Andy Lester Interviewed by TV station KFOR in Oklahoma City

In a recent story about the death penalty in Oklahoma, television station KFOR in Oklahoma City interviewed Spencer Fane Partner Andy Lester. Andy was co-chair of the Death Penalty Review Commission, a bipartisan group that conducted the first-ever independent, objective, and thorough review of Oklahoma’s entire capital punishment system.

Shannon Davies and Andy Lester Selected to Oklahoma Super Lawyers List, Courtney Powell Honored as Rising Star

Spencer Fane congratulates Shannon Davies and Andy Lester for inclusion in the 2017 Oklahoma Super Lawyers list, and Courtney Powell for inclusion in its Rising Stars list.

Andy Lester Quoted in Oklahoman Article about Higher Education Task Force

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, which includes Andy Lester, Spencer Fane Partner, is forming a task force to review the status of Oklahoma’s higher education system and make recommendations to improve and modernize it.

Andy Lester Quoted in Oklahoman Article about STEM Education

In a February 2 article in The Oklahoman about the need for engineering graduates in the state, Spencer Fane Partner Andy Lester mentions that the engineering dean at Oklahoma State “tells me that we have more good students who are applying, but we don’t have the funding to even take those students.”

Oklahoma Super Lawyers Recognizes Davies, Lester, Powell and Vaughn

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that four of the firm’s Oklahoma City attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2016 edition of Oklahoma Super Lawyers and Oklahoma Rising Stars list.

Andy Lester Quoted in Law360 Regarding U. S. Supreme Court Decision

Partner Andy Lester was recently quoted in Law360 for his insights regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Fisher v University of Texas, in which the Court ruled that the university’s race-conscious admissions policy is constitutional, rejecting a challenge by an unsuccessful applicant who claims she was discriminated against because she is white.

Andy Lester Sworn In as Regent

In a ceremony that took place May 27, Spencer Fane Partner Andy Lester was sworn in to the Oklahoma State Regents For Higher Education by U.S. district Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange.

Andy Lester Appointed as Co-Chair in Groundbreaking Bipartisan Commission

Spencer Fane Partner Andy Lester was recently appointed to serve as one of three co-chairs for the newly formed Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission.

Lester Shares Insights on Oklahoma State University Diversity Award in The Oklahoman

Spencer Fane Partner Andy Lester was quoted in The Oklahoman in an article announcing Oklahoma State University’s recent receipt of the Institutional Excellence Award, which was presented to the university by the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education.

Oklahoma Supreme Court Upholds Scholarship Program

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that the Oklahoma Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of the firm’s clients in a high-profile dispute regarding a scholarship program for disabled children. The state-funded scholarship had been under scrutiny for including aid to children who attend sectarian schools and called into question whether that inclusion offended the “no aid” clause of the Oklahoma Constitution, which prohibits the use of state money or property to aid religion.

Spencer Fane Expands Presence into Oklahoma

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce that 9 former Lester, Loving & Davies, P.C. attorneys have joined the firm in a strategic move to expand its operations into Oklahoma and further strengthen its presence throughout the region.