Griffin Toronjo Pivateau
Puterbaugh Professor of Legal Studies
Oklahoma State University



I am the Puterbaugh Professor of Legal Studies and Ethics in Business in the Department of Management at Oklahoma State University Spears School of Business. My academic work explores employment law and its impact on the business environment. I have written numerous law review articles focused on worker classification, employee mobility, and dispute resolution. Three State Supreme Courts, the Delaware Court of Chancery, and a host of other state and federal courts have cited my work on noncompetition agreements. 

I practiced law in Louisiana and Texas for many years prior to pursuing an academic career. As a lawyer, I advised clients on employment issues, focusing on the drafting and revision of employment agreements, employment policies, noncompetition agreements, and related materials. My litigation experience includes first-chair jury trials, as well as appearances in Texas state appellate courts and before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. I continue to speak before corporate clients and human resources professionals on employment topics. 

I am the author of Oklahoma Employment Law, a treatise exploring every aspect of state and national employment law. This book, published by Lexis/Nexis (Matthew Bender), is the first to address such a wide range of employment issues in Oklahoma.

I received my Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law. I received my undergraduate degree from McNeese University.  I am a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas. 

My CV is available for download. (Link)