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Crowe and Dunlevy
Robert McCampbell

20 N. Broadway, Suite 1800
Oklahoma City OK 73102
(405) 235-7700

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Prior to rejoining Crowe & Dunlevy in September 2005, Robert McCampbell served as United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma from 2001 to 2005.  As U.S. Attorney, Mr. McCampbell was particularly active as a courtroom prosecutor and successfully tried several cases including trials for securities fraud, illegal internet drug prescriptions by a physician, homicide, and child prostitution.

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Mr. McCampbell is also an experienced civil trial lawyer having tried cases in the areas of contracts, insurance, competitive bidding, commercial leases, distributorship, breach of warranty, trade secrets, construction, covenant-not-to-compete, and personal injury. Mr. McCampbell has tried over 25 jury trials.

After graduating from Yale Law School, Mr. McCampbell was an Associate with Crowe & Dunlevy from 1983 to 1987.  From 1987 to 1994, he served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, primarily in the prosecution of financial crimes such as bank fraud, tax fraud, wire fraud, and securities fraud.  In 1994, he returned to Crowe & Dunlevy where he was a civil and criminal trial lawyer until 2001 when he was nominated by President George
W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be United States Attorney.

Mr. McCampbell is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, Best Lawyers in America, and Oklahoma Super Lawyers.  He has received honors and awards from numerous organizations including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Department of Justice, the City of Oklahoma City, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. 

In addition to maintaining an active civil litigation practice, Mr. McCampbell serves as Chairman of the Firm’s White Collar Crime and Election Law practice groups.

Mr. McCampbell provides legal commentary on KTOK Radio in Oklahoma City every Thursday morning at 7:35 a.m.  

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The Firm

Overview

   Crowe & Dunlevy is one of the largest and oldest law firms in Oklahoma with offices in the state's three largest cities: Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Norman. The Firm was founded in 1902 and has grown to more than 100 lawyers, representing clients in all aspects of the general practice of law, including complex business transactions, litigation in both state and federal courts, natural resource law, and all types of alternative dispute resolution. The depth of our experience allows us to assemble a dynamic legal team to effectively and efficiently represent each client.  The Firm's clients range from local individuals to Fortune 100 companies.

   Crowe & Dunlevy has been recently selected as the top-ranked law firm in Oklahoma by the Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business Guide 2007. Chambers & Partners, an international legal publisher, has once again highly ranked Crowe & Dunlevy in its annual Chambers USA Directory.  Crowe & Dunlevy was the only firm in Oklahoma which ranked in Band 1, the highest ranking, in all five major areas of legal practice: corporate and commercial law, energy and natural resources, employment law, litigation and real estate. They wrote about Crowe & Dunlevy that "this regional heavyweight is outstanding from top to bottom."  Crowe & Dunlevy also has 49 attorneys listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2007, more than any other firm in Oklahoma.
   
   Crowe & Dunlevy's position in the regional and Oklahoma legal markets has led to our selection as the sole Oklahoma member of several networks of attorneys that help us serve clients with needs throughout the United States and the world. These include Lex Mundi, the world's leading association of independent law firms; World Services Group, State Law Resources, Inc.; and the Employment Law Alliance.

   Here are some additional notes of distinction about our current lawyers:

  • Presidents of the American Bar Association — 2 
  • Presidents of the Oklahoma Bar Association — 5 
  • Presidents of County Bar Associations — 8 
  • American College of Trial Lawyers — 6 
  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers — 3 
  • American College of Trust and Estate Lawyers —  3 
  • American College of Mortgage Attorneys — 2 
  • American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • American Academy of Appellate Lawyers 
  • American Law Institute — 2 
  • American Petroleum Institute 
  • Current Dean of the University of Oklahoma School of Law 
  • Adjunct Law Professors — 13
  • Former United States Attorney    

History

 

1902: Crowe & Dunlevy began when Charles Edward Johnson (1870-1950) opened the first law office in the Oklahoma Territory at 131 ½ West Grand (now Sheridan Avenue). The Westin Hotel stands at this location today. "Olie" Johnson was an emigrant from Sweden who graduated from the University of Texas Law School (LL.B., 1901).

1903: The first law partnership in the Oklahoma Territory started when Albert P. Crockett (1871- 1918) joined "Olie" Johnson in the practice of law.

1904: The Firm moved to larger quarters at 129 West Grand.

1905: The Firm made its next move to Oklahoma City's first "skyscraper," the six-story Lee Building at the northeast corner of Main and Robinson.

1907: The Firm name became Burwell, Crockett & Johnson when Benjamin F. Burwell (1866-1916) joined the practice of law. Judge Burwell had been an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court for the Territory of Oklahoma, serving from 1898 until statehood in 1907. Some of Judge Burwell's books are still in the Firm's library today.

1916: John Embry (1869-1960) joined the Firm, and its name became Embry, Crockett & Johnson. He had served as the U.S. Attorney for the Territory of Oklahoma and later for the State from 1907-1912.

1918: The Firm name became Embry, Johnson & Kidd when Chester P. Kidd joined in the practice of law. He retired in 1922 due to illness.

1922: The Firm name became Embry, Johnson & Tolbert, and the office moved to the Medical Arts Building at the southwest corner of Park and Broadway. Raymond A. Tolbert (1890-1960), a Texas native and a graduate from the University of Oklahoma School of Law (LL.B., 1913), was the Firm's Managing Partner until his death.

1927: The next move was to the Perrine Building at the southwest corner of Park and Robinson.

1929: Vincil Penny ("V.P.") Crowe (1897-1974), a graduate of the University of Missouri, joined the Firm, and the name became Embry, Johnson, Crowe & Tolbert. "V.P." had been Garfield County Attorney in Enid, Oklahoma, and Assistant Attorney General for the State of Oklahoma.

1932: The First National Building was completed this year, and the Firm moved to Suite 640 at the southeast corner of Park and Robinson.

1943: The Firm name became Embry, Johnson, Crowe, Tolbert & Shelton to include its partner, Troy Shelton.

1951: The Firm name became Embry, Johnson, Crowe, Tolbert & Boxley to include John Embry's son-in-law, Calvin P. Boxley (1901-1966).

1953: "Olie" Johnson's name was dropped from the Firm name because of his death in 1950, and the name of Bruce H. Johnson was added to form Embry, Crowe, Tolbert, Boxley & Johnson. (The two Johnsons were not related.)

1958: The Firm moved to a new addition to the First National Building, 120 Park Avenue.

1961: After the deaths of John Embry and Raymond A. Tolbert in 1960, the Firm's name became Crowe, Boxley, Dunlevy, Thweatt, Swinford & Johnson. Fred W. Dunlevy had joined the Firm in 1937, C. Harold Thweatt in 1944, and John W. Swinford in 1946.

1967: The next move was to the 100 Park Building, which had been the Firm's address in 1922 when it was known as the Medical Arts Building.

1968: The Firm's name became Crowe, Dunlevy, Thweatt, Swinford, Johnson & Burdick to include Ben L. Burdick who had joined the Firm in 1947.

1972: The new Liberty Tower was completed at the northeast corner of Main and Broadway, and the Firm moved to the 16th and 17th floors.

1979: Crowe, Dunlevy, Thweatt, Swinford, Johnson & Burdick, A Professional Corporation, became the Firm's name.

1981: Crowe & Dunlevy, A Professional Corporation, became the Firm's name, and in the summer of 1981 it moved to the Mid-America Tower at the southeast corner of Main and Broadway. Now known as 20 North Broadway, the Firm's current location holds an important place in Oklahoma's history. The Huckins Hotel originally occupied this site at Main and Broadway and was known to be the first capitol building in Oklahoma City.

1989: To meet the needs of its Tulsa clients, Crowe & Dunlevy opened an office in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

1991: Crowe & Dunlevy, P.C., expanded and added a Norman office.

White Collar Crime

 

Expertise in white collar criminal law has become a necessity given the increasing number of matters that are being handled in the criminal forum.  Crowe &Dunlevy has the people and expertise to handle any white collar criminal matter.  The Firm has handled many high profile criminal trials and has a well deserved reputation for vigorously defending clients in court.  However, the Firm is also proud of the many instances when we have been able to discreetly convince the government that particular matters were not appropriate for the criminal forum and the matter never reached public view.

Our approach is to use the broad expertise within the firm to assemble the best team possible to handle all aspects of a client’s legal problems.  We are well positioned to respond rapidly and with the right expertise when the situation warrants.  The credibility we have with government officials and courts allows us to represent our clients most effectively.

Our Expertise.  Our White Collar Crime group includes motivated lawyers with experience and success in handling white collar criminal matters.  Our team includes a former United States Attorney, two former District Attorneys, a former Deputy Attorney General, a former military prosecutor, a former Associate Counsel in the Office of Independent Counsel, and former government regulators who can provide needed expertise on government practice.  Additionally, the team draws on the expertise within the firm applicable to the particular case, such as tax, securities, antitrust, bankruptcy, health care, government ethics, environmental law, governmental procurement, and financial institution law.  Our lawyers have extensive experience defending investigations by federal and state law enforcement, as well as by regulatory agencies such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Internal Revenue Service, the State Ethics Commission, the Office of the Inspector General, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, the Oklahoma Board of Pharmacy, and the Oklahoma Medical Licensure Board.  

Our lawyers have handled cases in the following areas:

 • Public Corruption
 • Campaign Finance
 • Securities Fraud
 • Financial Institution Fraud 
 • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
 • Government Purchasing
 • Pharmaceutical Regulation
 • Tax Fraud
 • Health Care Fraud
 • Bankruptcy Fraud

Parallel Civil and Criminal Proceedings.   Criminal investigations frequently overlap with ongoing civil law matters.  Experience and foresight are critical to managing both the civil and criminal law aspects.  Crowe & Dunlevy’s blend of criminal and civil attorneys makes us particularly well positioned to handle parallel proceedings.

Internal Investigations.  We have conducted numerous, sensitive internal investigations for our clients.  We focus on the need for such investigations to be timely, complete, accurate and discreet.  The Firm has also been active in working with clients to prevent relatively minor crises from developing into a more serious problem than necessary. 

Compliance Plans.   We have implemented compliance plans for many clients, both large and small.  The experience gained from our lawyers who have previously worked as prosecutors has been a key ingredient to designing and implementing compliance plans that will achieve the client’s goals.  Our compliance plan process begins with an in depth analysis with senior management of the risk factors.  We use our expertise in different areas to design a compliance plan which will be effective for the particular needs of the client and will also satisfy legal standards.

Attorneys in our White Collar Crime Section:

Chair(s)

McCampbell, Robert G.

Attorneys

Coats, Andrew M.
Maxfield Green, Amanda L.
Meyers, D. Kent
Strubhar, Rustin J.

Thomas, Terry M.
Tolbert, Mary H.
Walsh, Lawrence E.


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