Rebecca D. Bullard

Tulsa, Oklahoma
D: 918.591.5247
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Williams Center Tower II
Two West Second Street, Suite 700
Tulsa, OK 74103-3117
Rebecca D. Bullard

Rebecca D. Bullard represents clients primarily in labor and employment litigation and counsels clients regarding everyday employment matters.  She has represented large corporations, franchises, state agencies, and small businesses, including local and regional companies in a myriad of industries, international airlines, national utility companies, national retail chains, national health care providers, and national fast-food chains in commercial and employment related litigation, and she deals directly with client and in-house counsel to formulate litigation strategies and provide employment related and other legal advice and assistance. 

As a litigator, Rebecca represents employers in all aspects of litigation (including arbitrations, proceedings before state and federal agencies, and civil actions in state and federal court, throughout both the trial and appellate levels) in defending against employment claims, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, whistleblowing, trade secrets, breach of contract, tort, wage and hour, OADA, ERISA, Title VII, FMLA, ADA, ADEA, and FLSA.  In her transactional practice, Rebecca drafts employee handbooks, policies, and agreements, and regularly counsels and provides legal advice to employers regarding various everyday employment related matters. 

Rebecca also has experience conducting employee investigations in conjunction with whistleblower and other claims involving Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulations and performing cause of origin and litigation related inspections and investigations regarding potential or existing propane and other product liability claims.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of national utility company in wage and hour collective action.
  • Representation of state agency employer in multiple employment-related claims involving complex issues of sovereign immunity, sexual harassment, retaliation, age discrimination, FMLA, Oklahoma Tort Claims Act, and state law breach of contract.
  • Representation of national fast food chain in pattern and practice racial discrimination claim involving complex and novel legal issues before the EEOC.
  • Representation of international airline in multiple actions under ERISA.
  • Representation of national retailers in a variety of employment-related lawsuits in Oklahoma state and federal courts.

Professional, Community and Pro Bono Involvement

  • Lead Articles Editor, Washington and Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice, 2008-2009
  • National Association of Women Lawyers Award for Outstanding Female Law Student
  • Merit Scholarship Recipient
  • Listed in Super Lawyers®, Rising Star, 2015-2019


  • B.A., Sociology, Business, Providence College, Liberal Arts Honors Program, Alpha Kappa Delta, Collegiate All-American Scholar, 2006
  • J.D., Washington and Lee University School of Law, 2009

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 2009
  • Northern and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma, 2009
  • United States Court of Appeals Tenth Circuit, 2010
  • Western District of Oklahoma, 2010

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10.01.19The Employer's Legal Resource: DOL Issues Updated Overtime Rule for White Collar Exemption
09.04.19The Employer's Legal Resource: Constitutional Carry Becomes Law November 1
09.04.19The Employer's Legal Resource: "No Smoking" Signs Need to be Updated
08.05.19The Employer's Legal Resource: Reminder: New Medical Marijuana Rules Take Effect Later this Month
07.01.19The Employer's Legal Resource: Where Do Employees Sue for Retaliation? Recent Case Spawns Legislative Changes in the Workers' Compensation World
06.03.19The Employer's Legal Resource: Medical Marijuana Update For Employers
05.01.19The Employer's Legal Resource: Supreme Court to Decide Whether Title VII Includes Protection Against Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
02.01.19The Employer's Legal Resource: Human Resources Rep's Informal Statement to Deaf Employee is Evidence
12.03.18The Employer's Legal Resource: New DOL Opinion Letter Addresses Extra Compensation for Salaried Employees
09.03.18DOL Issues New Opinion Letter on No-Fault Attendance Policy and FMLA Leave
04.01.18The Employer's Legal Resource: Sixth Circuit Holds That Discrimination On The Basis Of Transgender Or Transitioning Status Violates Title VII
03.01.18The Employer's Legal Resource: Second Circuit Rules that Title VII Protects Against Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation
02.01.18The Employer's Legal Resource: Employer May Violate Title VII by Requiring Employees to Swap Shifts or Use Paid Time Off to Avoid Working on Sabbath
02.01.18The Employer's Legal Resource: Mixed Result for African American Police Captain's Title VII Case Against City of Tulsa in Local Federal Court
01.03.18The Employer's Legal Resource: NLRB Revisits Joint Employer Standard; Employers Will Be Happy About Results
12.01.17The Employer's Legal Resource: Oklahoma City Jury Awards Transgender Professor $1.165 Million in Title VII Claim
11.01.17The Employer's Legal Resource: Update: Transgender Professor's Title VII Claims Survive Summary Judgment in Oklahoma Federal Court
10.02.17The Employer's Legal Resource: Mandatory Five-Minute Pre-Shift Briefings are Compensable Work Time Under the FLSA
09.01.17The Employer's Legal Resource: Is an employer required to pay employees for time spent travelling for their job?
08.01.17The Employer's Legal Resource: Supreme Court May Consider Sexual Orientation Claim Under Title VII
08.01.17The Employer's Legal Resource: DSDA Articles Published in Tulsa Lawyer Magazine
07.01.2017The Employer's Legal Resource: Can Your Employer Keep Your Tips?
07.01.17The Employer's Legal Resource: Temp Agency Placement to Direct Employee and Essential Functions Under ADA: Physical Exams are Okay, but Work History Still Matters
06.01.17The Employer's Legal Resource: New Medical Marijuana Law in Arkansas: What Employers Need to Know
05.01.17The Employer's Legal Resource: Is Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation Prohibited Under Title VII? Several Appellate Courts Weigh In, But the Debate Continues
04.01.17The Employer's Legal Resource: Department of Corrections Prevails on Motion as to Discharge Claims but Heads to Trial on Hostile Environment Claim
03.01.17The Employer's Legal Resource: Joint Fact Sheet on Unlawful Retaliation
03.01.17The Employer's Legal Resource: Dealing with Employee Prescription Drug Use Under the ADA – Employers Should Proceed with Caution
11.23.16The Employer's Legal Resource: Court Enjoins DOL From Implementing or Enforcing Majority of the Overtime Regulations Set To Take Effect December 1
11.01.16The Employer's Legal Resource: Recent Oklahoma Federal Court Reminds of Employer's Duty to Engage in Interactive Process and Temporary Conditions as Disabilities Under ADA
11.01.16The Employer's Legal Resource: EEOC Updates EEO-1 Reporting Requirements and Deadline
10.01.16The Employer's Legal Resource: Challenges to Overtime Rules Pending — But December 1 Compliance Deadline Still in Effect For Now
09.01.16The Employer's Legal Resource: EEOC Updates Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation and ADA Interference
07.01.16The Employer's Legal Resource: What if My Employee is "Highly Compensated"-- Is She Exempt?
06.01.16The Employer's Legal Resource: DOL Issues Final Rule on Overtime Exemptions
04.01.16The Employer's Legal Resource: DOL Proposed Rule Requires Paid Sick Leave for Employees of Federal Contractors
03.01.16The Employer's Legal Resource: Tenth Circuit Allows Turkish Teacher's Hostile Work Environment Claim to Proceed to Jury Trial
02.01.15The Employer's Legal Resource: EEOC Reminder About Job Equality: Protecting Muslim and Middle Eastern Employees from Unlawful Workplace Discrimination or Harassment
01.01.16The Employer's Legal Resource: Analysis of Harassment Claim Should Be Effect of Race-Based Comments on Employee's Working Environment, Not Intent of Speaker
11.01.2015The Employer's Legal Resource: Employee's Use of Secret Recordings in ADEA Discrimination Case Backfires
09.01.15The Employer's Legal Resource: Tenth Circuit Says Deaf Applicant's ADA Claim Survives Summary Judgement - Reasonableness of Proposed Accomodations Goes to Jury
08.01.15The Employer's Legal Resource: New DOL Guidance Broadly Defines Employee and Makes Independent Contractors the Exception Under FLSA
08.01.15The Employer's Legal Resource: Oklahoma Federal Court Recognizes Transgender Professor's Hostile Work Environment Claim Under Title VII
07.01.15The Employer's Legal Resource: Supreme Court Rules That Constitution Protects Same Sex Couples' Fundamental Right To Marry
07.01.15The Employer's Legal Resource: DOL Issues Proposed Rule Regarding FLSA Overtime Exemption
06.01.15The Employer's Legal Resource: NLRB General Counsel Issues Advice Memo On "Joint Employer" Status Of Restaurant Franchise
05.01.15The Employer's Legal Resource: Linking In May be a Sweet Deal
04.01.15The Employer's Legal Resource: Employees Do Not Waive FLSA Claims By Cashing Settlement Checks for Underpaid Wages
03.02.15The Employer's Legal Resource: DOL Expands Definition of "Spouse" to Include Same-Sex Partners
02.02.15The Employer's Legal Resource: OFCCP Updates Guidance Regarding Federal Contractors' Requirements to Invite Veterans to Self-Identify in Hiring Process
11.03.14The Employer's Legal Resource: Employer's Drug Testing for Prescription Medications Arguably May Violate ADA
The Employer's Legal Resource: OFCCP Issues Final Sex Discrimination Guidelines That Include Protections for Female and Transgender Employees of Federal Contractors

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