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Bankruptcy 101: Basic Legal Concepts for the Oil and Gas Industry

  • A 1-Hour Live Webinar
  • May 8, 2020

Speakers & committee


DEMETRA LIGGINS is a partner at Thompson & Knight in Houston and New York. 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, Demetra partners with her clients to identify and achieve their goals in the bankruptcy process, navigating through complex corporate reorganizations and distressed acquisitions. She has led many of Thompson & Knight’s representations of bankruptcy clients, working on both in-court and out-of-court restructurings. A thoughtful and creative problem solver, she is highly regarded for her ability to quickly and efficiently help clients assess the effects of a bankruptcy on their corporate and financial transactions. Demetra works with her clients to purchase and sell assets in distressed situations, secure financing, and negotiate structure and implement cash collateral orders and debtor-in-possession financing agreements.

MARK BRANNUM currently serves as Executive Vice-President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary for Jonah Energy LLC, in Denver, Colorado, a role he has served in since 2014. Over his 26-year career, Mark has served in senior legal leadership roles with Magellan Petroleum Corporation, SM Energy and Dallas based business law firm, Winstead. Mark has served in various roles in the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, including Trustee, former Chair and Co-Chair for the Corporate Counsel Committee, Co-Chair for the Special Institute Financial Distress in the Oil & Gas Industry, and as an author and presenter at other Special Institutes.

JESSICA PEET is an attorney in the Restructuring and Reorganization practice group at Vinson and Elkins in New York. Her principal areas of practice include the representation of debtors, creditors, and investors in various aspects of complex corporate restructurings, including chapter 11 cases, out-of-court restructurings, and acquisitions. Jessica has represented clients in a range of industries, including oil and gas, gaming, coal, retail, and professional sports.