Suzana Blades is an Associate General Counsel – Commercial Litigation and Arbitration in the Legal Department of ConocoPhillips in Houston. Suzana currently manages a team of lawyers that handles U.S. commercial litigation, including oil & gas and environmental disputes, litigation in foreign courts, and international arbitrations around the world, including investment treaty arbitrations and international commercial arbitrations. Prior to joining ConocoPhillips, Suzana worked at the Hess Corporation in Houston and at the law firm of Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. Suzana is Chair of the ITA In-House Counsel Task Force and of the International Committee of Institute of Energy Law (IEL). Suzana is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M.), New York University School of Law (LL.M.) and State University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil (J.D. and LL.M).