About Thompson & Knight LLP
Established in 1887, Thompson & Knight today is a law firm known for our capabilities in energy finance, taxation, business transactions, and an ability to resolve our clients’ controversies in or out of court. The Firm has more than 300 attorneys with U.S. offices in Texas, New York, and California and international offices and associations in the Americas, North Africa, and Europe.
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Area of practice
Thompson & Knight LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.
Bankruptcy And Restructuring
Corporate And Securities
Employment And Labor
Government And Regulatory
Oil Gas And Energy
Real Estate And Real Estate Finance
Awards and recognitions
"Best Law Firms" in U.S. News-Best Lawyers 2015 rankings
One of the nation's top firms in Energy: Oil and Gas (Transactional) and among Texas' top firms in multiple areas of practice in Chambers USA 2014 by Chambers & Partners.
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2015
One of the nation's top firms in 10 areas of practice in The Legal 500 US 2014 by Legalease.
Recognized in the 2014 New York Super Lawyers and New York Rising Stars; 2014 Northern California Super Lawyers and Northern California Rising Stars; and 2014 Texas Super Lawyers and Texas Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters.
Thompson & Knight's diversity and inclusion efforts are led by the Diversity & Inclusion Steering Committee (the Committee), which is comprised of the Chief Diversity Officer (CDO), Nichole Dotson-Olajuwon; Thompson & Knight's Managing Partner, Emily Parker; the Firm's Employment and Labor Practice Group Leader, Liz Schartz, who chairs the Committee; the Practice Group Leaders; and the Firm's Women's Initiative Chair, Debra Villarreal. The Committee focuses on the development and implementation of initiatives aimed at broadening our efforts in recruiting, mentoring, and retaining a diverse workforce of attorneys and staff; increasing the pipeline of ethnically diverse individuals and women in the legal profession; and making our communities better places to live and work for all persons.
Summer associate program
Thompson & Knight's Summer Associate program is our principal source of hiring new associates. We are committed to the long-term development of our professionals and provide a collegial environment in which each individual can flourish, through participating both as a team member and, in certain situations, as the individual legal representative of a client's needs.