The Journal Record Legal Briefs: February 29, 2012

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Tulsa attorneys Deborah Shallcross and John Barker have joined GableGotwals.Shallcross has joined the firm after serving almost 30 years on the bench with the Tulsa County District Court. Earlier she was an assistant public defender representing children in Tulsa County and began her career in private practice in Shawnee.Shallcross will be practicing with GableGotwals full time with an emphasis in alternative dispute resolution but also including litigation and appellate practice.Barker returned to GableGotwals after serving as general counsel with Oneok Inc. for seven years. He joined Oneok after 30 years with GableGotwals. His legal practice is primarily related to general commercial business matters, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, securities, public equity and debt offerings and finance.

Rambach joins Hall Estill as shareholderTULSA - Jeffrey C. Rambach has joined Hall Estill as a shareholder.Since entering private practice in 1989, he has concentrated his practice in taxation, trusts and estates, employee benefits, mergers and acquisitions, business formations, tax litigation, charitable foundations and nonprofits.Rambach completed his undergraduate degree at Boston University and received his law degree from Tulane University. He also received a master of laws degree in taxation from Georgetown University Law School.

Anderson joins Dunlap CoddingOKLAHOMA CITY - Jeffrey R. Anderson has joined Dunlap Codding.Anderson served as senior patent counsel for ConocoPhillips and KiOR Inc., a renewable fuels company. At KiOR, Anderson served as the sole in-house counsel and was responsible for managing the company's trademark and patent portfolio.Anderson graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. He received his bachelor's degree in chemical and petroleum refining engineering in 1985 from the Colorado School of Mines.

Politics and Law lectures setTULSA - Martin Shapiro, professor at the University of California Berkeley School of Law, will give two talks Wednesday at the University of Tulsa College of Law as part of the TU Lectureship in Politics and Law.His discussion at noon Wednesday, "Rule of Law, Due Process, and High Resource Suspects," will be in John Rogers Hall. At 7:30 p.m., Shapiro will offer a second lecture, "Judicial Independence-How Much Do You Really Want?" in the Price-Turpen Courtroom in John Rogers Hall.Shapiro has taught in the political science departments at Harvard and Stanford universities and at UC San Diego.Shapiro is the author of Law and Politics in the Supreme Court; Freedom of Speech: The Supreme Court and Judicial Review; The Supreme Court and Administrative Agencies; Courts: A Comparative and Political Analysis; and Who Guards the Guardians: Judicial Control of Administration.Shapiro is a past president of the Western Political Science Association, past vice president of the American Political Association, a trustee of the Law and Society Association, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Miller Dollarhide adds associatesOKLAHOMA CITY - Amy L. Alden and Joi E. McClendon have joined Miller Dollarhide as associates.Alden is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and earned her juris doctor from the University of Oklahoma in 1996. Alden was general counsel to the Oklahoma House of Representatives.McClendon received her bachelor's degree in English from the University of Oklahoma in 2000. In 2003, she received her master's degree in American literature from OU. She graduated from Oklahoma City University with her juris doctorate in 2006. McClendon was an assistant public defender before opening her own practice.Alden and McClendon will practice in the litigation group.

Raley to discuss exoneration caseNORMAN - John Raley, a Houston attorney and University of Oklahoma College of Law alumnus, will discuss his successful pro bono case that resulted in the release of an innocent man who spent 25 years in prison at noon Monday the OU College of Law in Norman. …