The Deal Recognizes Thompson & Knight’s Cassandra Mott as Part of Women in Dealmaking Package

Mott, head of the firm’s Houston office, a partner and a member of the management committee, is an honoree in The Deal’s 2020 Top Women in Dealmaking list as part of the Private Equity category.

The Deal, an award-winning financial news organization, is proud to announce Thompson & Knight LLP’s Cassandra Mott has been named to its 2020 Top Women in Dealmaking list.

As a partner who heads the firm’s Houston office and serves on the firm’s management committee, Mott demonstrated key leadership qualities, an impressive transaction history, and a steadfast commitment to mentoring young lawyers – all of which helped land her a place on this year’s list. She is an honoree in The Deal’s 2020 Top Women in Dealmaking list as part of the Private Equity category. 

At TK, she has helped head and oversee the firmwide Women’s Initiative Committee, focused on aiding and promoting Thompson & Knight’s women. Among the group’s goals are to engage allies, strengthen connections and provide career mentorship, leadership and advancement tools as well as business development skills. Mott joined Thompson & Knight in 2013.

In 2020, she was counsel to Cadence Bank as administrative agent in the senior financing for ORIX Capital Partners’ acquisition of Specialty Welding and Turnarounds LLC, a provider of specialty welding and other highly technical services to the oil and gas refinery, petrochemical and industrial markets. She was also counsel to the trustee and collateral agent in SM Energy Co.’s debt exchange transaction announced amid the pandemic.

Established in Dallas in 1887, Thompson & Knight has more than 300 attorneys in its Texas and New York offices and has international offices and associations in the Americas, North Africa and Europe.

To be eligible for the Top Women in Dealmaking list, lawyers must be partners based in the U.S. The Deal recognized women in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, restructuring and bankruptcy, and activism as well as adjacent industries such as lending and capital markets.

The Deal is an award-winning financial news organization founded in 1999 by legendary dealmaker Bruce Wasserstein. Since its founding The Deal has been providing up-to-the-minute news, analysis and perspective to dealmakers across the globe through its network of events, subscription products and power rankings.

For more information about Mott and other honorees in The Deal’s Top Women in Dealmaking list check out the latest Dealmaker Quarterly: