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UM-Flint Alumna to be Nominated for Obama Administration Post

  • January 24th, 2012 By: UM-Flint News

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Marietta S. Robinson, a 1973 graduate, has been nominated to fill a vacancy as one of four commissioners on the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

President Barack Obama will nominate a University of Michigan-Flint alumna for a key post on the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Marietta S. Robinson

Marietta S. Robinson

Marietta S. Robinson, a 1973 graduate, has been nominated to fill a vacancy as one of four commissioners on the CPSC.Robinson has practiced as a trial attorney for 33 years, handling a wide variety of complex litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants. She is also a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers, a position she has held since 1994, and served as its first female president from 2010 to 2011. In 2011, She served as independent legal counsel to the Chair of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission in Liberia. Previously, Robinson served for eight years as a federally-appointed trustee of the Dalkon Shield Trust, which disbursed over $2.4 billion to more than 300,000 claimants in over 120 countries.  She is a Fellow in the American Bar Foundation and State Bar of Michigan, and in 2000 was a candidate for the Michigan Supreme Court.  In 2009, Robinson was an appointed member of the Judicial Advisory Committee for the Eastern District of Michigan, and from 1985 to 1989 she served on the Michigan State Building Authority.  She also served as a member of the Michigan State Bar Representative Assembly.

Robinson earned a B.A. with High Distinction in Psychology from the University of Michigan-Flint and a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law.

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