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Robin E. Phelan


Current Position

Dallas, TX 75220-6416

Class: I (1990)Circuit: Fifth


Ohio State University, B.S. B.A. (1967)
Ohio State University College of Law, J.D. (1970)

Professional Career

Parsons, Hammond (Detroit, MI) June 1970 - November 1970
Haynes and Boone November 1970 - August of 2016
PHELANLAW August 2016-present
Adjunct Professor, Southern Methodist University School of Law


American Bankruptcy Institute: Director and Former President (1995-96)
The College of the State Bar of Texas
American Bar Association: Business Law Section; Former Chair, Bankruptcy Litigation Subcommittee, Tax Subcommittee, Business Bankruptcy Committee
American College of Bankruptcy
State Bar of Texas: Business Law Section; Member and Former Chair, Bankruptcy Law Committee
Dallas Bar Association: Member and Past Chair, Section on Bankruptcy & Commercial Law
INSOL International
International Insolvency Institute, Director
International Bar Association
John C. Ford-American Inn of Court


"Unspeakable Evil: Preference and Fraudulent Transfer Claims," International Energy Credit Association-2014 Spring Conference, San Antonio, TX Speaker
"Holdup by the Holdouts?: An Examination of International Legal Developments and Court Decisions Affirming the Equal and Ratable Treatment of Sovereign Bond Holders Under Pari Passu Clauses," American Bar Association-Section of International Law, 2014 Spring Meeting, New York, NY Speaker
"Past Presidents Policy Debate: Resolved, that the chapter 11 model is no longer viable for middle market businesses," ABI 25th Annual Winter Leadership Conference, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA Dec 5-7, 2013 Speaker
"Survey Questions Concerning Treatment Of Intellectual Property Licenses Under National Bankruptcy Regimes and Laws," 4th UNCITRAL International Insolvency Law Colloquium, Vienna, Austria Dec 16-18, 2013 Speaker
Participated in a Working Group V as delegate from Working Group III World Bank Law and Justice Forum, Washington, DC Dec 20-22, 2013