Robin Conrad, executive vice president of the National Chamber Litigation Center, the litigating and public policy arm of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, has left the Chamber after three decades.
"During Robin’s distinguished 30-year career at the Chamber, she has taken the Litigation Center to new heights," said Chamber President and CEO Thomas Donohue. "She is one of the best in the business and we look forward to seeing what she accomplishes next."
Conrad was named head of the litigation center in 2007. At that time, Chamber officials praised her for developing the center's non-labor docket, stepping up its U.S. Supreme Court practice, and "taking a more strategic approach to shaping the law in areas such as punitive damages, class actions, and securities litigation." She also oversaw the steady growth of the center's staff, advisory committees, board of directors, membership, and budget.
Under her leadership, the Chamber experienced an enviable record of success in the courts, particularly in the U.S. Supreme Court. Last term, for example, the litigation center counted eight wins in 13 cases in which it filed amicus briefs. In four of the remaining cases, the justices did not reach the issues briefed by the center, and in the 13th case, the Chamber did not take a side. It was a perfect winning record for the center and the Chamber.
Conrad did not say what her future plans included.