Tanya S. Bryant

Director

Office: Oklahoma City
Email: tanya.bryant@crowedunlevy.com

Phone: 405.235.7720
Fax: 405.272.5918
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Tanya Bryant is a shareholder and director in the Oklahoma City office of Crowe & Dunlevy. Tanya exclusively represents management in employment related matters such as harassment and discrimination claims under Title VII, the Age Discrimination and Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), whistleblower claims, negligent hiring, supervision, and retention, and retaliatory discharge. Tanya also handles Oklahoma Employment Security Commission hearings and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission investigations. In addition to her litigation practice, Tanya also conducts seminars and counsels clients on proper employment practices, including hiring, conducting performance evaluations, disciplining, performing investigations and terminations, maintaining personnel files and properly classifying employees under the FLSA.

Tanya received her Juris Doctor from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 2004 and was a member of the Law Review, receiving the award for Outstanding Law Review Member. She is a member of the Labor and Employment Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association and the American Association for Justice.

Tanya has been selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers publication for labor and employment litigation since 2015, listed in the Oklahoma Super Lawyers publication since 2016 and was recognized by the Oklahoma Super Lawyers publication as a Rising Star in 2013 and 2014.* In 2015, she was selected to join the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance.

Active in the community, Tanya serves on the Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma board of directors. She also serves on the board of directors of the Oklahoma City Human Resource Society as general counsel. Tanya is a graduate of the 2007-08 Leadership Oklahoma City class and is a former member of the William J. Holloway, Jr. American Inn of Court.

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Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association - Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice - Employment Rights Law Section
  • Defense Research Institute - Employment Law Committee
  • Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity
  • Leadership OKC Class XXVI
  • OCU Merit Scholars
  • Oklahoma City Human Resource Society General Counsel
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma Board Member

Honors & Awards

  • OCU Merit Scholar
  • Outstanding Law Review Member Award
  • CALI Awards
  • Faculty Honor Roll
  • The Best Lawyers in America in Litigation – Labor and Employment (2015 - Present)

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, "Employers’ Use of Criminal Background Checks: How EEOC Guidance Affects Employer Liability," 2013 Crowe & Dunlevy Labor & Employment Seminar, September 25 and October 1, 2013, Oklahoma City, OK and Tulsa, OK
  • Speaker, Great Plains SHRM Chapter Meeting, October 9, 2013, Lawton, OK
  • Speaker, Annual OCHRS Seminar, April 24, 2014, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Speaker, "From the First Tee to the 18th Green: The EEOC Process from Start to Finish," 2014 Crowe & Dunlevy Labor & Employment Seminars, September 30 and October 2, 2014, Tulsa, OK and Oklahoma City, OK
  • Speaker, Annual OCHRS Seminar, March 26, 2015, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Speaker, Great Plains SHRM Chapter Meeting, October 14, 2015
  • Speaker, "How to Keep Your Termination Decisions Above Board So You Don’t End Up Below Deck," 2015 Crowe & Dunlevy Labor & Employment Seminar, September 15, 2015, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Speaker, "The HR Audit Juggling Act: Keeping the Balls in the Air While Conducting Successful Audits," Crowe & Dunlevy Labor & Employment Seminar, September 2016, Oklahoma City and Tulsa, OK
  • Speaker, Lunch and Learn, October 20, 2016, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Speaker, OCHRS Young Professionals Meeting, February 7, 2017, Oklahoma City, OK

Pro Bono

  • Oklahoma Lawyers for Children
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