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Alan R. Crain


Arbitrator Intelligence, Inc.

Alan has served on the boards of directors of numerous public and private companies, including as chairman of the board of directors of a multibillion dollar NYSE-listed E&P company and as chairman of multiple venture capital backed private companies. He began his career with a law firm in Washington, D.C. and has been General Counsel of three Fortune 500 multinationals with operations in more than 100 countries in the fields of energy, technology, and manufacturing.  He had global responsibility for legal affairs, government relations, ethics and compliance, crisis management, and risk management.

Alan is a lecturer for the Executive MBA program at the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University in Houston. He was an adjunct professor of international law at the University of Houston Law for 10 years and lectured for nine years at the Stanford Law School Directors College at Stanford University.  He has also lectured on multiple occasions at Duke University, the University of Texas, Penn State, and the Fletcher School at Tufts University.  He is on the board of directors of the National Association of Corporate Directors, TTC; including chairing the Governance & Nominating Committee.  

Alan is an independent arbitrator, having served on more than 100 domestic and international arbitration tribunals.  He is on the Executive Board of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration and has been a member of the ITA’s Advisory Board for over 20 years.  He has served on the board of directors of the American Arbitration Association and is currently a member of multiple Advisory Committees of the AAA, including one revising the rules of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution. 

Alan is the Chairman of the Houston Committee on Foreign Relations and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.  He is a member of the board of directors of several nonprofits including the World Affairs Council of Greater Houston and Human Rights First.  He earned BS and MS degrees in Engineering, a MBA, and a J.D.  and has been admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Texas, and before several Federal Courts, including the United States Supreme Court.

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