Dallas – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce Partner Demetra L. Liggins has been selected to receive the Savvy Sister Award at the 12th Annual HER Awards Luncheon by Houston Woman Magazine. The Savvy Sister Award is bestowed upon a woman who has made a significant career change, interesting business maneuver, or an innovative change to her workplace.
Ms. Liggins is a Bankruptcy and Restructuring Partner in the Firm’s Houston office. She has nearly two decades of experience in business finance and restructuring for a variety of large and small public and private companies. As a trusted business advisor, Ms. Liggins partners with her clients to identify and achieve their goals in the bankruptcy process, navigating through complex corporate reorganizations and distressed acquisitions. She is a frequent speaker on bankruptcy and finance-related topics, in addition to speaking on career goals, branding, and mentorship to minority and female audiences ranging from established professionals to students.
Recognized for her legal work, Ms. Liggins has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (2018), Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (2016-2017), Law Firm Rainmakers by Diversity & the Bar (2011), and Houston’s “Top Lawyers” by H Texas magazine (2010-2013, 2015-2016). She is a Fellow of the American and Texas Bar Foundations and a Fellow of the Houston Young Lawyers Foundation. She is involved in the Women’s Business Alliance for the Greater Houston Partnership. Ms. Liggins has served as Southern Regional Director for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity; immediate Past Houston Network Chair of International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation; and Chair of the Bankruptcy Section for the Houston Bar Association (2009-2010). In addition to her legal work, Ms. Liggins also is Co-Founder of Corporate Homie, a weekly advice-based podcast designed to develop leadership abilities, team building skills, administrative development, and quality of life outside the office.
The HER Awards are presented annually by the staff of Houston Woman Magazine to recognize Houston women who inspire those around them and serve as excellent role models for others in the community. Recipients of the HER Awards are nominated by readers of Houston Woman Magazine and selected by the staff of the publication. Ms. Liggins will be featured in the August issue of Houston Woman Magazine. To learn more, click here.