Laura Robertson is a native Texan and fourth-generation Houstonian. She was born at St. David’s Hospital, across the street from The UT Law Center while her father was a third year law student. Robertson dreamed of attending UT Law for as long as she can remember. Once accepted and enrolled as a student, she worked tirelessly to earn her spot and her first professional accomplishment was graduating with honors in 1998. Currently, Robertson is the Deputy General Counsel for ConocoPhillips. She credits many of her professional achievements to the negotiating skills that she began developing at King & Spalding. She has been the lead negotiator in several settlement discussions with foreign sovereigns and state owned oil companies. In 2016, she negotiated a 157 million dollar settlement in a tax dispute.