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    Locke Lord Attorney Ann Ryan Robertson One of 68 in Nation Elected to Most Recent Class of American Law Institute Members

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    October 4, 2012 – Locke Lord Attorney Ann Ryan Robertson has been elected to the prestigious American Law Institute (ALI), a diverse and exclusive group of lawyers, judges and law professors considered leaders in their practice areas. Based in Houston, Robertson is part of Locke Lord’s International Arbitration and Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice groups and has more than 30 years of experience in a wide range of complex commercial disputes, both domestic and international.

    Election to ALI is limited and comes via an extensive nomination and review process. The most recent group of members brings the group’s worldwide total to 4,353. Members of ALI help draft, discuss, revise and publish restatements of the law, model statutes and principles of law as part of the Institute’s mission to clarify, modernize and improve the law. The 68 newly elected members represent Americans from 24 states and one U.S. territory, as well as four international members.

    Robertson has over a decade of experience in international arbitration and is a member of the U.S. delegation to the NAFTA Advisory Committee on Private Commercial Disputes and serves on the Executive Committee of the North American Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a UK registered charity that offers education and training through an international network of more than 30 branches. Robertson is a former chair of the North American Branch of the not-for-profit organization. In 2008, Texas Lawyer named her one of 30 “Extraordinary Women in Texas Law” for her work with the University of Houston Law Center arbitration team, which, under her leadership, recently earned a top spot in the international Willem C Vis (East) Moot held in Hong Kong.

    Locke Lord LLP consistently ranks among American Lawyer’s top 100 U.S. law firms. The Firm’s full range of practice and industry areas serve national and international clients from offices in Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. It has an excellent reputation in complex litigation, regulatory and transactional work, with its 650-plus lawyers building collaborative relationships and crafting creative solutions – all designed and executed to meet clients’ long-term strategic goals.

    Robertson can be reached at 713-226-1356 or arobertson@lockelord.com.

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