Ann Ryan Robertson, C.Arb FCIArb, International Partner in Locke Lord’s Houston office, has received the 2023 Lifetime Achievement in Advocacy Award from the University of Houston Law Center’s (UHLC) Blakely Advocacy Institute. This award honors an individual each year who contributed significantly to the UHLC Blakely Advocacy Institute’s mission of teaching the art of advocacy to law students. Each honoree has dedicated their legal career to education, advocacy and enhancing the local, national and international legal communities.
Robertson acts as both arbitrator and advocate in international and domestic arbitrations across a wide variety of complex business disputes.
Robertson served as the 2021 global President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), the world’s leading qualifications and professional body for dispute avoidance and dispute management. She is also a member of the Council of the American Arbitration Association/International Centre for Dispute Resolution, a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators, a member of the London Court of International Arbitration and a past member of the International Chamber of Commerce Commission on Arbitration. In addition, she is listed on the arbitrator rosters of a number of leading arbitral institutions and was selected by the U.S. Department of Trade as one of 10 arbitrators appointed by the United States to serve as a dispute resolution panelist pursuant to Chapter 31 of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.
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