Ann Ryan Robertson serves as an arbitrator and advocate in both international and domestic arbitrations. Ann is a member of the U.S. delegation to the NAFTA Advisory Committee on Private Commercial Disputes, a Board Member of the American Arbitration Association, a Vice President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a past member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Commission on Arbitration.
In addition, for over a decade, she has coached the University of Houston Law Center’s Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot team.
Ann is also a highly skilled trial attorney with over 30 years of experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of complex commercial disputes spanning a number of industries including banking and finance, insurance, oil and gas, manufacturing, real estate and automotive.
Representative Experience :
- Defended an African oil company and a Cayman Islands company in a suit arising out of a hostage taking situation that occurred off the coast of Africa. Obtained a dismissal of all claims.
- Obtained a take nothing judgment for an independent exploration company in a gas-balancing dispute. The verdict was affirmed on appeal.
- Represented a major oil company in a $50 million lawsuit involving claim of property damage from Hurricane Alicia. Negotiated a settlement of the suit. Subsequently represented the client’s insurer against the subcontractor and obtained a settlement.
- Obtained summary judgment for a major New York insurance company in a $25 million lawsuit claiming that the insurance company was liable for an agent’s alleged fraud.
- Defended a well-known real estate developer in a case brought by three plaintiffs alleging fraud in a real estate transaction.
- Represented one of the nation’s largest grocery suppliers in a more than $2 million contract claim. Obtained a judgment in the client’s favor.
- Defended a Texas Partnership and its two partners in a class action securities fraud case brought in a California state court. Filed a challenge to personal jurisdiction on behalf of partners. Prevailed on appeal in a case of first impression. Subsequently settled the claim against the partnership for nuisance value.
Professional Affiliations :
- Member, American Law Institute
- Vice President, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2019)
- Trustee, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2013-2018)
- Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
- Executive Committee, North American Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2006-2012); Chair (2008 -2011)
- Member, International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) Panel of Neutrals
- Member, Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) Panel of Neutrals
- Member, U.S. delegation to the NAFTA Advisory Committee on Private Commercial Disputes (appointed by U.S. State and Commerce Departments)
- Member, London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
- Member, Houston International Arbitration Club
- Coach, University of Houston Law Center Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot Competition (2002-present)
- Past Member, ICC Commission on Arbitration (by appointment)
- Member, State Bar of Texas
- Member, Houston Bar Association
- LL.M., International Economic Law, University of Houston Law Center, 2005
- J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 1977
- B.A., English, University of Houston, 1972
- Texas, 1977
- U.S. Supreme Court
Admitted To Practice :
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
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