About Lauren Hanna
Lauren Barghols Hanna is employment attorney and trial lawyer with McAfee & Taft. Her state and federal litigation practice is focused on labor and employment law and general civil litigation, particularly in the areas of energy, healthcare, insurance, intellectual property and water rights. In addition to representing both plaintiffs and defendants in complex civil litigation matters, she also counsels and represents employers in litigation matters involving all types of wrongful discharge claims, claims related to employment agreements, and other disputes arising from the employer-employee relationship.
As a part of her employment practice, Lauren speaks at seminars on a variety of employment-related matters and serves as a contributing author to the Oklahoma Employment Law Letter. She also works with employers in crafting appropriate employment policies and procedures, employee handbooks, non-disclosure/non-solicitation agreements, employee severance agreements and releases.
In addition to her legal practice at the firm, she serves as a volunteer attorney for Oklahoma Lawyers for Children, a nonprofit organization that uses the time, talent and resources of qualified pro bono lawyers and others to represent and assist children in various matters, including parental termination hearings, before the Juvenile Division of the Oklahoma County District Court.
Active in the community, Lauren serves on the board of trustees for the North Texas and Oklahoma Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and as secretary for the Oklahoma City Phi Beta Kappa chapter and is an active member and supporter of the Oklahoma Riversport district.
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