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Thompson & Knight Attorney Named 2012 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow

04-11-2012 08:29 AM CET | Politics, Law & Society

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Demetra L. Liggins, Thompson & Knight Partner

Demetra L. Liggins, Thompson & Knight Partner

Houston (April 10, 2012) – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce Demetra L. Liggins has been selected for the 2012 Fellows Program of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). This year-long mentoring program helps attorneys build relationships and leadership skills by connecting with and learning from a network of top general counsels and managing partners in the legal industry.

She joins a class of 134 attorneys from around the country who will participate in various programs including conferences, legal training, peer-group projects, and discussions with LCLD’s top leadership.

Liggins is a Partner in the Corporate Reorganization and Creditors’ Rights Practice Group in Houston. She focuses her practice on business finance and restructurings for a variety of large and small public and private companies, assisting with complex corporate reorganization and distressed acquisitions. Her accolades include being named to the 2011 “Law Firm Rainmakers” list by Diversity & the Bar as well as Texas Rising Stars® by Thomson Reuters.

Formed in 2009, the LCLD is an organization of corporate chief legal officers and law firm managing partners dedicated to creating a truly diverse legal profession. Through initiatives like the Fellows Program, LCLD aims to produce a diverse generation of up-and-coming attorneys with strong leadership and relationship skills who are committed to fostering diversity within their individual institutions, and the profession at large. For more information, please visit:

About Thompson & Knight
Established in 1887, Thompson & Knight is a full-service firm providing legal solutions to public and private companies, governments, and individuals in all areas, including commercial and tort litigation, creditors rights, banking, finance, securities, mergers and acquisitions, taxation, corporate governance, intellectual property, real estate, labor, environmental, white-collar defense matters, among others. We are particularly recognized for our depth of experience and capabilities on behalf of clients in the energy industry, both domestically and around the world. Thompson & Knight has approximately 330 attorneys with offices in Texas, New York, and Michigan and international offices and associations in the Americas, North Africa, and Europe.

Thompson & Knight
1722 Routh Street, STE 1500
Dallas, TX 75201
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