Katie Egan is the latest Fry & Elder lawyer to make a positive impact in the Tulsa community. Egan served as this year’s Chair of the annual Champagne & Chocolate Gala presented by Living Arts of Tulsa. The event, which “raises funds for contemporary art exhibits, performance art events, new music concerts and spoken word events” was held this past weekend in the Brady District.
“This was my second year helping with the event,” Egan said. “I volunteered last year and then they asked me to chair it this year. I had an amazing time helping out this year. To be able to showcase local artists and their fabulous pieces while at the same time raising money for an organization that gives so much back to the community was a phenomenal opportunity.”
The event was well attended and well publicized. Multiple media outlets interviewed Egan about the Champagne & Chocolate Gala, including Tulsa CBS affiliate KOTV Channel 6. The event is just one of many that takes place in the Tulsa community during the holiday season.
“I think it’s important that if you have the time to volunteer in the community that you try and do so,” Egan said. “The holidays are a great time to get involved and meet some new people.”
Egan became the first female attorney to work at Fry & Elder when she was hired in 2015. Before arriving at Fry & Elder, Egan practiced law in Connecticut and New York where she is also licensed. Much of her practice centers around high-asset family law cases.
In addition to Egan, Fry & Elder immigration law attorney Lorena Rivas also has made and effort to give back to the Tulsa community through her involvement as the mock trial coach for Union Alternative High School. Fellow Fry & Elder attorneys Robert G “Hap” Fry Jr., James R. Elder, M. Shane Henry, Aaron D. Bundy, T. Luke Barteaux, Kirsten Bernhardt and Melissa Fell have also all been active in Tulsa community related events over the years.