Chartered Arbitrator, CIArb and International Partner, Locke Lord LLP
Ann has been an attorney focused on commercial law for over 40 years and an arbitration practitioner as counsel and arbitrator for 20 years. She is a member of the Locke lord LLP’s Dispute Resolution and Art Law Practice Groups. Ann has lectured extensively in the U.S. and around the world on topics related to arbitration. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center teaching international arbitration and for 18 years coached the Law Center’s Willem C. Vis Moot team. Ann is an approved tutor for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, teaching best practices in arbitration. She has taught candidates not only from the U.S. but also Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Caribbean, Africa and Southeast Asia. Currently, Ann is the global Deputy President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and will assume the role of global President of the Institute in 2021. In addition, she is a Council Member of the American Arbitration Association and a Member of the American Law Institute.
Ann has served as Arbitrator in a wide range of commercial disputes at both the domestic and international level. She has been named to Global Arbitration Review’s “Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration” since 2015 and to “The Best Lawyers in America, International Arbitration/Governmental” since 2014. In addition to her role with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Ann is a member of the following arbitral panels: the International Panel of the American Arbitration Association (AAA/ICDR), the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB), the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), the British Virgin Islands International Arbitration Centre (BVI-IAC), and the International Center for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR). In addition, she is an Ex-officio Member of the Executive Committee of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA), a Member of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), and a Founding Member of ArbitralWomen.
Ann’s educational background includes a Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston Law Center and a Masters of Law, International Economic Law, from the Law Center. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Speech. She is admitted to the practice in the state of Texas.