President

LCA Senior Fellow Deborah M. Perry is the 2024 President of Litigation Counsel of America.

 A shareholder with Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, PC in Dallas, Texas, Deborah’s practice focuses on corporate restructuring in bankruptcy court and commercial litigation in federal court.  Deborah has represented debtors, trustees, lenders, unsecured creditors committees and unsecured creditors in various bankruptcy cases across the country as well as parties in litigation in bankruptcy court and federal district court.

Over the course of her career, Deborah has worked on many complex matters and high profile cases.  Most recently, she was lead debtor’s counsel for Tuesday Morning Corporation and its affiliates.  Tuesday Morning operated one of the premier off-price retailers in the United States specializing in selling high-quality products at prices generally below the prices in department stores, specialty shops and online retailers.  At the time of the bankruptcy filing, Tuesday Morning employed almost six thousand people in 464 stores across 39 states.  In its immediately prior fiscal year, Tuesday Morning generated net sales of almost $750 million.

Deborah also represented the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (“ERCOT”) in multiple bankruptcy cases that were filed as a result of Winter Storm Uri.  The most high profile of such cases was the bankruptcy case of Brazos Electric Power Cooperative which involved ERCOT’s two billion dollar claim in the bankruptcy case.  Deborah also represented Alex Rodriguez in the Texas Rangers bankruptcy case and in another bankruptcy case took the deposition of “Mr. Las Vegas” himself, Wayne Newton.

Deborah is a first generation Texan who envisioned a career as an attorney from a young age.  The desire to become a lawyer was cemented when she took her first constitutional law class in college at Trinity University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in political science and French.  When she arrived at Baylor University for law school, Deborah found that she excelled at oral advocacy which led to being named to Baylor’s national mock trial team.

Deborah’s participation as an oral advocate in law school has come full circle as she has coached Baylor’s Duberstein Moot Court Teams for the last eight years.  During her tenure as one of the two coaches of Baylor’s Duberstein Teams she has had at least one team break to the top 8 every year out of a field of over 50 teams. Baylor took home the Top Trophy in the competition in 2021 and 2023.  In addition, Deborah is an adjunct professor at Baylor where she teaches a Complex Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Class annually.

Deborah has been recognized as a Leader in Her Field, Bankruptcy/Restructuring – Texas (2023) by Chambers USA.  She has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2021-2024) and Best Lawyers in America, Litigation – Bankruptcy (2024).  Deborah has also been named a Texas Super Lawyer (2014-2023).  Deborah is AV Preeminent® Peer Review RatedTM by Martindale-Hubbell®.

In her free time, Deborah likes to support fashion in the arts.  Deborah was on the Host Committee for The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk and Dior: From Paris to the World exhibits at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Events

2024 LCA Conference & Celebration of Fellows

October 23-25, 2024
Four Seasons Jackson Hole
Jackson Hole, Wyoming

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