Thompson & Knight Announces New Houston Office Leader and Trial Practice Group Leader

DALLAS — Thompson & Knight LLP has announced two new leadership changes: Cassandra G. Mott will now head the Firm’s Houston office, taking over from Roger D. Aksamit, and Gregory D. Binns has been appointed as the Firm’s Trial Practice Group Leader, succeeding Greg W. Curry.

“I am excited to welcome Cassandra and Greg to their new positions,” said Mark M. Sloan, the Firm’s Managing Partner. “Both of these leaders have played an essential role in the success of the Firm as members of the Management Committee, and we will continue to thrive under their strategic oversight and guidance as we implement our vision for continued growth and advance our competitive position.”

Ms. Mott is a Partner in the Finance Practice Group and represents both bank and non-bank lenders and borrowers, including private equity funds and their portfolio companies. Her deal experience is vast and includes transactions in oil and gas, chemicals, financial services, consumer products, healthcare, technology, transportation, and manufacturing. Ms. Mott was named to the 2020 “Women Who Mean Business” list by the Houston Business Journal and is recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA in Banking & Finance (Texas).

Mr. Binns focuses his practice on complex litigation, with an emphasis on disputes involving oil, gas, and other energy-related matters as well as representing clients in commercial and real estate litigation. He represents clients in state and federal courts, arbitrations, and administrative proceedings. He also serves as the chair of Thompson & Knight’s Trial Oil & Gas Industry Group. Mr. Binns is recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA in Oil & Gas Litigation (Nationwide).

“I would like to thank Roger Aksamit and Greg Curry for their tireless leadership and advancements to the Houston office and Trial Practice Group, respectively,” said Mr. Sloan. “These distinguished partners have been exceptionally dedicated to our Firm and clients while serving in their roles, and we are grateful for their guidance.”