Oklahoma Workers’ Comp Commission Names Hammonds Johnson General Counsel

November 7, 2019

Lauren Hammonds Johnson has been appointed general counsel at the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC). The general counsel will work directly under Commissioners Mark Liotta, Jordan Russell and Megan Tilly.

Hammonds Johnson will be taking over the role of general counsel from Sarah Greenwalt McMurray, who has been appointed as an assistant U.S. attorney with the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Hammonds Johnson spent the last six years working for the Oklahoma Office of the Attorney General as an assistant attorney general. Her time at the attorney general’s office included an assignment to a Multicounty Grand Jury Unit that prosecuted various types of criminal cases across the state. She was also assigned to the General Counsel and Executive Division where she published opinions on behalf of the Attorney general.

The WCC’s general counsel is charged with providing counsel regarding compliance with the Oklahoma Open Meetings Act for meetings of the WCC and its advisory bodies, responding to open record requests, drafting and managing all contracts, directing the WCC’s rulemaking process and ensuring compliance with general agency statutory mandates. The general counsel additionally supports the agency’s regulatory functions including permitting services and the compliance division.

Source: Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission

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