OK Legal Briefs: August 30, 2001

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Corporate Board Member magazine lists the top five corporate law firms in 50 markets in its current edition.

The five Oklahoma City law firms named in the report are Conner & Winters, 70 lawyers; Crowe & Dunlevy, 119 lawyers; Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville, 29 lawyers; McAfee & Taft, 100 lawyers; and McKinney & Stringer, 65 lawyers. Since qualitative differences among those firms are negligible in many areas, the listings are alphabetical, the magazine said.

The survey asked board members of public companies in 50 markets to determine the law firms that would be first hired for vital legal work and that would produce the best results. The magazine is for directors of public companies.

Barney joins firm

Daniel V. Barney has joined the Norman law firm of Craig & Bauman.

He is a graduate of the University of California at Berkley, has a master's of business administration from Stanford University and his law degree from the University of Oklahoma. Barney has more than 35 years' experience in engineering and management with U.S. Steel and Stearns & Foster.

Right-to-work forum

Oklahoma City University's School of Law will have panel discussion on State Question 695, the right-to-work law, at 5 p.m. Friday in the Sarkeys Law Center on the OCU Campus.

Both sides of the controversial issue will be represented at the event, coordinated by the OCU Law student chapter of the Federalist Society.

The panel will feature Oklahoma state labor commissioner Brenda Reneau Wynn. The discussion is free and open to the public.

Judge named director

Judge Jerry L. Goodman, presiding judge of Division 4 of the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals, has been elected as a director of the American Judicature Society, a national group dedicated to effective administration of justice. …