T&K Managing Partner Appointed to Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce Board

Dallas, TX, December 21, 2007 --(PR.com)-- The international law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce the appointment of Managing Partner Peter J. Riley as a Board Member of the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce effective January 18, 2008. Riley will serve a three-year term. Along with the other members of the Chamber's Board of Directors, Riley will be responsible for the management and control of the business and affairs of the Chamber.

Riley has served as Thompson & Knight’s Managing Partner and Chairman of the Management Committee since 2001. He also serves as Executive Committee Chairman of the Firm’s energy consulting subsidiary, Thompson & Knight Global Energy Services, LLC. Additionally, Riley has more than 20 years of experience representing multi-party bank groups in complex financial reorganizations in and out of court. He has also represented business organizations in complex financial reorganizations, including matters that involved several of the largest bankruptcy cases in U.S. history, through consensual workout, pre-packaged plans, and contested plan confirmations.

Riley joins a prominent group of business leaders appointed to the Chamber's Board, including Baxter Brinkmann, President and CEO, The Brinkmann Corporation; Bruce Church, Senior Location Executive, IBM Corp.; Coley Clark, President and CEO, BancTec Inc.; Phyllis Farragut, CEO, Admiral Communications Inc.; Mark Fewin, Senior Managing Director, CB Richard Ellis; Bill Henry, Chairman and CEO, McQueary Henry Bowles Troy L.L.P.; Gail W. Lawrence, President, The Warrior Group; Anne Motsenbocker, President, Chase-Dallas; Bob Shaphard, Chairman and CEO, ONCOR; and Mark Speese, Chairman and CEO, Rent-A-Center Inc.

About the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Dallas Chamber is an alliance serving the business interests of the region. The organization dates back to the Board of Trade, established in 1874. The initial formation of the Chamber as it now exists occurred in 1909, when the Commercial Club, the 150,000 Club, and the Freight Bureau merged with the Board of Trade to form the original Dallas Chamber of Commerce. Since then, the Chamber has evolved into one of the largest voluntary membership driven organizations of businesses in the United States, and it is the largest business leadership organization in the region. The Chamber effectively focuses upon economic prosperity and quality of life issues important to the entire area. It is the leading business development and economic development organization for the region. The role of the Chamber has become increasingly important as it tries to improve the local economy. The Chamber consists of 3,000 businesses located in 88 different cities in the region.

About Thompson & Knight

Since 1887, Thompson & Knight LLP has consistently made a positive impact on its clients’ successes. With its practice focused on the energy industry, the Firm has extensive resources in litigation, tax, insolvency, and international energy matters. The Firm has approximately 420 attorneys, and has offices and alliances in North America, South America, Europe, and Africa. Thompson & Knight represents companies, government entities, and individuals in local, regional, and national markets around the world.

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