T&K Partner Named American College of Bankruptcy Fellow

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November 30, 2018

Dallas - Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce that Demetra L. Liggins has been selected to be a part of the Thirtieth Class of Fellows (the “Class”) of the American College of Bankruptcy (the “College”).  The Class will be officially inducted as Fellows of the College on March 15, 2019, in Coronado, California.  The ceremony will take place at the Hotel del Coronado and will be presided over by Marc A. Levinson, Chair of the College.

“Demetra’s admission to the American College of Bankruptcy is richly deserved based on her professional achievements and contributions to the Bar, our Firm, and the community,” said David M. Bennett, Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice Leader at Thompson & Knight. “She is an invaluable member of the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice, and we are thrilled that she has been invited to be a part of such a prestigious professional organization.”

The Class includes 36 nominees who are honored and recognized for their professional excellence and exceptional contributions to the fields of bankruptcy and insolvency.  The nominees reside in 18 U.S. states and four foreign countries.  The College includes 900 Fellows, each selected by a Board of Regents from among recommendations of the Circuit Admissions Council in each federal judicial circuit and specially appointed Committees for Judicial and International Fellows.  Criteria for selection include the highest standards of professionalism, ethics, character, integrity, professional expertise, and leadership contributing to the enhancement of bankruptcy and insolvency law and practice; sustained evidence of scholarship, teaching, lecturing, or writing on bankruptcy or insolvency; community service; and commitment to elevating knowledge and understanding of the profession and public respect for the practice.

 Ms. Liggins is a Partner in the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice Group of Thompson & Knight’s Houston office and has nearly two decades of experience in business finance and restructuring for a variety of large and small public and private companies.  She has led many of Thompson & Knight’s representations of bankruptcy clients, working on both in-court and out-of-court restructurings.  Ms. Liggins 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.  She has most recently been named to The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (2018-2019) and Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (2016-2018).

 The American College of Bankruptcy is an honorary professional and educational association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals.  The College plays an important role in sustaining professional excellence and supports educational and pro bono efforts in local communities around the country.  College Fellows include commercial and consumer bankruptcy attorneys, judges, insolvency accountants, turnaround and workout specialists, law professors, government officials, and others involved in the bankruptcy and insolvency community.