Arthritis group honors Devon CEO
The Arthritis Foundation will honor Devon Energy Corp. CEO John Richels at October’s 25th annual Tribute to Excellence Dinner. Richels will be recognized for his leadership and commitment to charitable and civic causes. “Mr. Richels has distinguished himself as a true leader of the business community in Oklahoma and in the energy industry at large,” said foundation board member Nick Samarripas, who is a vice president at First Fidelity Bank. “Under Mr. Richels’ leadership, Devon has become an ambassador for the industry and highly regarded for its philanthropy and citizenship, which reflects the company’s long-established core values and corporate culture.” The Arthritis Foundation also will honor 14-year-old Terlton resident Baylee Hicks at the Oct. 22 benefit at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel. She was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis when she was 2.
OKC law firm reaches top rank
Oklahoma City law firm Crowe and Dunlevy earned the highest possible ranking in the annual Chambers USA Directory. The directory from international legal publisher Chambers and Partners ranked Crowe and Dunlevy in the top band in all seven major areas of legal practice: corporate/commercial, energy and natural resources, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, Native American law and real estate. Thirty-five of the firm’s attorneys were honored in their practice area. “Chambers and Partners has consistently ranked Crowe and Dunlevy among the top firms and attorneys in the nation, and we are proud to hold that distinction,” firm President Kevin Gordon said. “These rankings are based on client feedback, which demonstrates that our attorneys provide an outstanding level of client service and commitment to the legal profession.”
From Staff Reports