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Laura Robertson

Deputy General Counsel, Litigation, Arbitration & IP
ConocoPhillips


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Laura Robertson is deputy general counsel, Litigation, Arbitration & IP for ConocoPhillips.

Laura oversees the company's domestic and international disputes, including the international arbitration disputes with Venezuela and PDVSA, and the company's IP matters. She previously managed the company's employment matters. In 2016, she became corporate secretary for the Audit & Finance Committee of the company's board of directors.

She has more than 20 years of experience managing complex energy litigation and arbitration disputes worldwide. Before joining the company, Laura was legal counsel at Chevron, where she oversaw royalty and tax compliance and litigation. Prior to Chevron, she was a senior associate at King & Spalding, handling royalty, environmental and antitrust litigation matters.

Laura serves as chair of the Institute of Energy Law (IEL) and on the boards of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR) and the Houston Ballet. In 2016, she was awarded CPR's Inspiring Innovation Award for her use of innovative strategies to reduce costs in the downturn.

Laura earned her juris doctorate with honors from the University of Texas School of Law and her bachelor's degree in psychology from Loyola University.