T&K Partner Joins Leadership Austin Essential Class of 2018

Dallas – Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce Elizabeth G. Myers has been selected as a member of the Leadership Austin Essential Class of 2018. She is one of 60 individuals who were selected to join based upon their community involvement, service, and diversity.

During the year, the Essential Class will meet monthly to discuss regional issues, enhance their community leadership skills, and develop strong relationships to encourage innovative, collaborative solutions to the challenges facing Central Texas.

Ms. Myers is a Partner in the Trial Practice Group of Thompson & Knight’s Austin office. She focuses her practice on high-stakes litigation, representing clients in state and federal courts around the country in commercial disputes and product defect, consumer fraud, and securities fraud class actions. She also routinely represents special committees of public companies conducting internal investigations regarding alleged regulatory violations and executive misconduct. Ms. Myers has represented and counseled companies and their officers and directors on matters related to several billion dollars in potential exposure. She routinely participates in conferences and lectures regarding complex litigation strategy, with a special focus on litigation within the healthcare industry.

A lifelong Texan, with deep roots in both Houston and Central Texas, Ms. Myers dedicates significant time to civic engagement throughout the state, and she focuses her volunteer efforts on initiatives related to human trafficking and child advocacy.

Consistently recognized for her legal work, Ms. Myers has been selected for inclusion in Texas Rising Stars® by Thomson Reuters (2012-2017) and was named “40 Under 40” by the Houston Business Journal (2015). Licensed to practice in Texas, she received a J.D., with high honors, from The University of Texas School of Law (2005) and a B.A., summa cum laude, in Political Science from Southern Methodist University (2001).

Leadership Austin, a non-profit organization, believes each of us can engage in collaborative, inclusive, and sustainable leadership for our community. As the flagship Leadership Austin program, Essential participants reflect the diversity of Greater Austin, ensuring different experiences and points of view are brought to the program. By focusing on regional issues, deepening leadership skills, and building relationships with others equally committed to their community, alumni are poised to have increased impact through their civic engagement. To learn more, visit http://leadershipaustin.org/.