Marietta S. Robinson served as a presidentially-appointed commissioner of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) from 2013-2018, a 2019 Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow and a Distinguished Fellow for Consumer Protection at the American Constitution Society. She is presently a Professorial Lecturer in Law at George Washington University Law School.
Prior to becoming a CPSC commissioner, Ms. Robinson was an attorney for 35 years, handling a wide variety of complex litigation. She served from 1989 to 1997 as a federally-appointed trustee of the Dalkon Shield Trust, which disbursed more than $2.4 billion to over 300,000 claimants in 120 countries. Ms. Robinson is a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers and served as its first woman president in 2010. In 2000, she was the Democratic nominee for the Michigan Supreme Court. In 2011, Ms. Robinson served as independent legal counsel to the Chair of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission in Liberia.
Ms. Robinson has taught extensively and served on a number of distinguished professional and charitable boards and committees, including the IAWJ Board of Managerial Trustees. She has been listed for more than 20 years in Who’s Who in The World, In America, In American Law and of American Women.Back to speakers