2020 Vault Rankings
At a Glance
“The folks I work with.”
“The culture and work/life balance are fantastic.”
“Lack of transparency.”
“The practice of law can be stressful.”
One of the largest firms in Oklahoma with approximately 100 attorneys divided among three offices across two states, GableGotwals has made its mark on the states’ legal markets in more ways than one. The firm has grown above and beyond its humble beginnings in 1944, now touting clients that range from Fortune 500 corporations to entrepreneurs to privately owned companies to well-known foundations to individuals. Although GableGotwals’ primary practice is in litigation and business transactions, the firm’s attorneys focus on a total of 33 practice areas.
Handling Billions in Transactions
GableGotwals isn’t intimidated by huge transactions, especially those that creep into the billions. Recently, the firm represented WPX Energy, Inc. in connection with the amendment and restatement of its $1.5 billion senior revolving credit facility, including letter of credit and swingline sub facilities and an accordion feature allowing for an increase of an additional $300 million. GableGotwals also represented a client in a crude oil pipeline transaction that involved related assets owned by an entity in which the client had a 50 percent interest. The client bought from that entity a crude oil pipeline system in the Houston Gulf Coast area and also consented to the transfer of the other 50 percent interest in that entity to another owner in a transaction valued at over $1 billion.
Not Just a Midwest Firm
The firm has racked up quite the laundry list of accolades, being recognized by Benchmark Litigation, Chambers, and Oklahoma Super Lawyers and being named a Go-To Firm for the Top 500 Companies by Corporate Counsel, included in the “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News & World Report and “Best Lawyers” in 69 areas. But it isn’t just journals and guides that rank the firm among the top; in 2019, more than half of the firm’s attorneys – 64 to be exact –were named in the peer-reviewed publication “Best Lawyers.”
News & Awards
GableGotwals is proud to be the winner of the Tulsa County Bar Association’s annual Food from the Bar Challenge for the second consecutive year supporting the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. Members of the Tulsa law community supported the food bank by providing donations, which resulted in more than 34,620 meals for those in need.
GableGotwals recently secured a unanimous victory from the Oklahoma Supreme Court regarding the necessity of takings under the power of eminent domain.
In 2019, GableGotwals committed to serving an additional 750 community service hours in honor of its 75th anniversary. GableGotwals has a long history of community support, civil leadership, and pro bono work. All employees at the firm give back to the community in some capacity—whether serving on a board or volunteering at a non-profit or their local place of worship.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court recently struck down SB 608 in a legal challenge litigated by GableGotwals. The firm represented participants from all three tiers of the alcohol industry—manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers—that objected to the unconstitutional legislation. SB 608 sought to roll back modernization reforms to the state’s alcohol-distribution system that voters had approved under State Question 792. SB 608 would have forced wine and spirit manufacturers to sell to every licensed wholesaler in the state, even those which don’t agree to basic quality and inventory controls.
Why Work Here
GableGotwals was recently named a “Top Workplace” in Oklahoma by The Oklahoman. Out of 169 companies that were surveyed in Oklahoma, only 90 companies made the list. In addition to being among an elite group of select companies, GableGotwals ranked top 5 in the mid-size category and was the only law firm included as an honoree.
GableGotwals is proud to be named a 2019 “Top Inclusive Workplace” by Mosaic, Tulsa Regional Chamber’s coalition of companies and non-profit partners that celebrate diversity, champion equity, and cultivate inclusion within the region’s business community. Mosaic seeks to leverage the region’s diversity to improve perceptions of our community and grow the economy. Ultimately, Mosaic wishes to catapult the Tulsa region into the forefront of diversity and inclusion through talent recruitment initiatives and business retention and expansion efforts. For more information regarding our diversity, equity and inclusive initiatives, click here.
1100 ONEOK Plaza
100 W. 5th Street
Tulsa, OK 74103
Phone: (918) 595-4800
Chairman & CEO: John D. Dale
President: Amy M. Stipe
Hiring Partner: Amelia A. Fogleman
Total No. Attorneys 2020:
50 - 100
Summer Associate: $1,500/week
Summer Associate Offers:
7 out of 7 (2Ls only) (2019)
No. of Summer Associates:
10 total (7 2Ls; 3 1Ls) (2019)
HR and Recruiting Manager
Oklahoma City, OK
San Antonio, TX
Tulsa, OK (HQ)
Labor and Employment
Mergers and Acquisitions
Native American Law
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.