Monica Blacker, a former bankruptcy attorney specializing in steering troubled companies toward recovery and a recognized advocate for bringing diversity and women to top corporate positions, joined Force 10 Partners as a partner.

“Monica energizes those around her and is a natural leader,” Nicholas Rubin, co-founder of Force 10, said. “Monica is a rare combination of being able to advise and execute on extremely technical issues while remaining human.”

Baker, a Dallas-based, Chambers-recognized bankruptcy and restructuring expert, is an at-large director at the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation and is the founder of BAX Advisors for Bold Accomplished Women, which gives women and minorities tools to advance in the workplace. She frequently speaks, advises and consults with major corporations, banks, law firms, accounting firms and other organizations worldwide. Monica will continue her leadership of BAX Advisors.

Baker previously served as an associate at Thompson & Knight and Neligan & Foley and as a partner at Andrews Kurth and Jackson Walker.