Molly Aspan

Molly Aspan

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Tulsa, OK
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ABOUT

Molly is a Labor and Employment attorney who has built her career successfully defending employers in employment litigation and administrative proceedings. She is well versed in all areas of labor and employment law, including Title VII, ADA, ADEA, and FMLA matters, equal pay claims, wrongful discharge, collective and class action defense, e-discovery, wage and hour claims, drug and alcohol testing, labor relations/union negotiation (management representation), and reductions in force. Molly also has extensive experience in litigating covenant not to compete or solicit and trade secret cases.

Molly regularly counsels and trains employers on best practices for reducing risk and litigation and maintaining a productive workforce. Working closely with management, human resources professionals and in house counsel to help them understand the law and potential risks, she advises her clients on how to develop a proactive approach to avoid conflict before it arises. Molly assists employers with interviewing and hiring practices and decisions, conducting workplace investigations, implementing and enforcing policies and procedures, management and employee training, determining solutions for employees with medical or other situations, disciplining employees, termination decisions and procedures, and employee matters during mergers, acquisitions, reductions in force, and dissolution.

Molly has been consistently named as one of the Top 25 Female Attorneys in Oklahoma by SuperLawyers and repeatedly named an Oklahoma SuperLawyer in Labor and Employment Litigation for eight years running. Molly received the Mona Lambird Spotlight Award, which is awarded to five female attorneys in Oklahoma each year who have distinguished themselves in the legal profession. Molly has also been recognized nationally for her work in labor and employment in Benchmark Litigation, Best Lawyers, and Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. She is a frequent speaker at Labor and Employment related seminars and conferences.

Molly knows the value of hard work and teamwork, having grown up on a farm. When she is not working hard for her clients, you’ll find Molly cheering on her daughter at the soccer fields, enjoying time spent with family and friends, working to improve her community, and returning back to her family’s farm during harvest to pitch in and help out.

ADMISSIONS

  • Kansas 2004
  • Kansas Supreme Court
  • Oklahoma 2003
  • Oklahoma Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri

LANGUAGE

  • English

EDUCATION

University of Kansas, School of Law
J.D.
Fort Hays State University
B.A., Economics and Political Science, summa cum laude

AWARDS

  • Consistently named a Top 25 Female Attorney as well as a Top 50 attorney in Oklahoma, SuperLawyers
  • Recognized as a Best Lawyer in Litigation-Labor & Employment, and a Labor and Employment Star by Benchmark Litigation
  • Nationally recognized for her work in labor and employment in Best Lawyers and Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Listed in the Oklahoma Super Lawyer magazine as a Rising Star since 2009 and has been listed as a Super Lawyer since 2013
  • Has an individual AV peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.
  • 2014 Mona Lambird Spotlight Award, which is awarded to five female attorneys in Oklahoma each year who have distinguished themselves in the legal profession.
  • 2013 recipient of the Outstanding Service to the Public award
  • Recipient of the 2012 Leadership in Law award presented by the Journal Record
  • 2009 and 2012 recipient of the James Sontag award presented by the Council Oak/Johnson-Sontag American Inns of Court
  • 2011 recipient of the Outstanding Young Lawyer award, Oklahoma Bar Association
  • 2006 recipient of the Tulsa County Bar Association Young Lawyer of the Year award

ADMISSIONS

  • Kansas 2004
  • Kansas Supreme Court
  • Oklahoma 2003
  • Oklahoma Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri

LANGUAGE

  • English

EDUCATION

University of Kansas, School of Law
J.D.
Fort Hays State University
B.A., Economics and Political Science, summa cum laude

AWARDS

  • Consistently named a Top 25 Female Attorney as well as a Top 50 attorney in Oklahoma, SuperLawyers
  • Recognized as a Best Lawyer in Litigation-Labor & Employment, and a Labor and Employment Star by Benchmark Litigation
  • Nationally recognized for her work in labor and employment in Best Lawyers and Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Listed in the Oklahoma Super Lawyer magazine as a Rising Star since 2009 and has been listed as a Super Lawyer since 2013
  • Has an individual AV peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.
  • 2014 Mona Lambird Spotlight Award, which is awarded to five female attorneys in Oklahoma each year who have distinguished themselves in the legal profession.
  • 2013 recipient of the Outstanding Service to the Public award
  • Recipient of the 2012 Leadership in Law award presented by the Journal Record
  • 2009 and 2012 recipient of the James Sontag award presented by the Council Oak/Johnson-Sontag American Inns of Court
  • 2011 recipient of the Outstanding Young Lawyer award, Oklahoma Bar Association
  • 2006 recipient of the Tulsa County Bar Association Young Lawyer of the Year award

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Molly began her legal career at Hall Estill and grew to the ranks of Shareholder focusing her practice in the Labor and
Employment fields. Throughout her career, Molly has successfully defended numerous employers in employment litigation and administrative proceedings. She also regularly advises and counsels many employers on litigation prevention and avoidance, including policy development and implementation, discipline procedures and investigations.

Molly’s areas of expertise include:

  • Labor & Employment
  • Employment Advice & Counsel
  • Employment Litigation
  • Employment Policy Development and Implementation
  • Employee Management Training
  • Class Action Defense
  • Electronic Discovery
  • Labor Relations/Union Negotiation (Management Representation)
  • Wrongful Discharge, Failure to Hire or Promote and Wage & Hour Claims

 

TALKS/SEMINARS

November 2011
Tulsa Equal Employment Opportunity Coordinators Association, Updates in Employment Law.
September 2011
Association of General Contractors, New Drug Testing Laws
September 2011
Oklahoma Safety Council, New Drug Testing Laws
March 2011
Bartlesville Chapter, Society for Human Resources Management, “Hiring and Firing”
November 2008
Tulsa County Bar Association, “Law of the Workplace”
October 2008
Native American Human Resources Conference
July 2006
Council on Education in Management FMLA Update
September 2004
Oklahoma Association of Regional Council state meeting

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & BOARD MEMBERSHIPS

Member, Board of Directors, Foundation for Tulsa Schools
Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Former President and Current Member of the Board of Directors
Oklahoma Bar Association (Chair of Young Lawyers Division and Board of Governors, 2010),
Current Chair, Disaster Legal Services Committee
Tulsa County Bar Association, Board of Directors; Chair, Law-Related Education Committee (2011-2012); Chair, Labor & Employment Section; Delegate to Oklahoma Bar and American Bar Associations
American Bar Association, YLD District Representative and FEMA Disaster Legal Services Coordinator for Oklahoma and Arkansas (House of Delegates, 2010)
Kansas Bar Association
Council Oak/Johnson-Sontag American Inns of Court (Executive Committee, 2006-present)
Member, Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association

 

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PRESS

  • Co-Authored Opinion Piece for Tulsa World

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