Patrice Douglas joins Latham Wagner Steele Lehman as Of Counsel

Patrice centers her practice on corporate, regulatory, and banking law. As a former mayor of Edmond, Oklahoma (elected 2009; re-elected unopposed 2011), and also the former chairman of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (elected 2012), her knowledge of the public sector informs her private practice of law, from understanding a city ordinance to helping a client navigate the complicated waters of banking and finance.


She has also served as the president of a bank, advising clients on a wide range of topics. Furthermore, she serves on the board of directors for two publicly traded companies: Bank SNB (member of Audit Committee) and Avondale Acquisition Corporation (chairman of Audit Committee).


Patrice has accepted speaking engagements statewide and nationally on topics including politics, banking, and overregulation. She also writes a political column forEdmond Life and Leisure newspaper.


Patrice received the Kate Barnard Award for Outstanding Public Service in 2011 and she has been a three-time finalist for the Journal Record Woman of the Year award. She has also been named an “Outstanding Alumni” by the Oklahoma Christian University’s College of Business Administration, from which she received her B.S. in 1983. Patrice earned her law degree (juris doctor) at the University of Oklahoma in 1987.


She is the mother of two sons, Patrick and Phillip; her husband Brent is president of Giant Partners.