Conner & Winters Elevates Langley, Mizell and White to Partner
Tulsa, Oklahoma (January 23, 2024) - Conner & Winters is pleased to announce that Dillon Langley, Emily Mizell and Robert White have been elected as partners of the firm.
Langley (Tulsa) and Mizell (Northwest Arkansas) were elevated from their previous role of Associate, and White (Dallas) was formerly Of Counsel.
"I'm tremendously impressed by the quality of these three new partners," said managing partner Kevin Redwine. "They embody the Conner & Winters commitment to providing service to clients that is a step above the rest, and they will be excellent standard-bearers for our firm's future."
Highlighting just how talented the slate of new partners are, all three of them graduated with honors from their respective law schools.
The elevation to partner for Langley, Mizell and White further strengthens the corporate, commercial litigation, mergers & acquisitions, healthcare, banking, and aviation practice groups at Conner & Winters.
Dillon Langley is a transactional attorney in the Tulsa office who practices in the areas of banking & finance, mergers & acquisitions, general corporate law, and private placements. He has a wealth of experience in drafting customized agreements and marshaling high-value transactions, where he leverages his background in complex civil litigation to issue-spot potential risks and obstacles.
"While working alongside Dillon for several years, I’ve observed him to be an impressive and formidable advocate on behalf of our clients," said Kathryn Kindell, a member of the Corporate & Securities practice group in Tulsa. "In that capacity he is assertive, resourceful, thoughtful and thorough in response to client needs and issues. On a personal level he is engaging, empathetic and has a great sense of humor."
David Randolph, a Tulsa partner in the Banking & Finance practice group, said that "Dillon’s promotion to partner is a direct result of his exceptional ability in navigating complex transactions with precision and insight. His expertise in crafting innovative solutions has consistently delivered outstanding results for our clients."
Dillon is recognized in the 2024 edition of the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® list for his work in banking & finance law, corporate law, and corporate governance & compliance. He has also been selected for the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list for banking, corporate, and mergers & acquisition law in Tulsa. Dillon earned his J.D. with honors from the University of Oklahoma College of Law and completed his undergraduate studies graduating summa cum laude from Oklahoma State University.
Emily Mizell handles corporate healthcare risk management and government compliance, labor & employment, complex regulatory matters, and commercial litigation in the Northwest Arkansas office. She has significant experience providing clients with advice on day-to-day operations, Medicare and Medicaid, and government compliance issues, as well as litigating in both state and federal courts, with a particular focus on healthcare related matters.
"Emily is a very talented attorney who has the ability to provide clients practical advice to address their unique needs," said Todd Lewis, a commercial litigator in the Northwest Arkansas office. "She is very diligent and passionate about handling the issues faced by our clients, and we are so fortunate to have her become a partner at Conner & Winters."
Amy Wilbourn, a leader in the Northwest Arkansas office who provides counsel for healthcare and long-term care providers, praises Emily as "a standout client advocate whose trajectory in the legal field and as a community leader knows no boundary." Wilbourn added that "Emily has distinguished herself in short order as a compassionate and effective attorney who doesn't hesitate to go above and beyond for her clients. It is a sheer joy to work alongside her and witness her growth as an expert in the Arkansas healthcare and long-term care industry and a leader for the Northwest Arkansas community."
Emily is very involved with the American Health Lawyers Association, the Arkansas Health Care Association, the Arkansas Association of Women Lawyers, and the Arkansas Bar Association. Since 2022, she has been included on the list of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® for Commercial Litigation and Healthcare Law for Fayetteville. She recently graduated the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Fayetteville program, and in 2024, Emily serves as President-Elect of the Rotary Club of Fayetteville. She earned her law degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law where she graduated magna cum laude.
Robert White joined Conner & Winters in the summer of 2023 and since then has seen a meteoric rise in the firm's Dallas office. Well-known for his skill in mergers & acquisitions, Robert also practices in the areas of securities law compliance, commercial transactions, healthcare regulatory compliance and other corporate governance matters.
"We’re continuing to see growth in our corporate and M&A practices," said managing partner Kevin Redwine. "Robert further bolsters the level and quality of service we provide our clients. We’re glad he decided to join us and are excited about his election to partnership."
Mr. White graduated with cum laude honors from the University of Michigan Law School, and also holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Boston University. Before pursuing his legal studies, Robert had a distinguished career as a police officer and law enforcement consultant.
The new partners will be honored and recognized at a dinner at Southern Hills Country Club at the end of February.
About the Firm: Conner & Winters is a premier business law firm in the South Central region, with over 85 attorneys across 6 offices in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Washington, D.C. Headquartered in Tulsa, the firm serves a broad range of clients spanning a wide variety of industries — from multinational corporations to local businesses, individuals, and entrepreneurs.
- Banking and Finance
- Capital Markets and Securities Offerings
- Commercial Litigation
- Consumer Lending
- Corporate and Securities
- Corporate Compliance and Board Governance
- Corporate Compliance and Governance
- Employment Litigation and Counseling
- Health Care
- Healthcare Regulatory Matters
- Labor and Employment
- Loan Documentation
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Private Equity
- Securities Regulation and Compliance