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Rona Robbins Mears, American lawyer. Bar: Texas 1992. Research fellow Southwestern Legal Foundation, Dallas, since 1986; recipient 1st prize INSOL International Article Competition, 1989.

Background

Mears, Rona Robbins was born on October 3, 1938 in Stillwater, Minnesota, United States. Daughter of Glaydon Donaldson and Lois Lorane (Hoehne) Robbins.

Education

University of Minnesota (Bachelor of Science, with highest distinction, 1960). Southern Methodist University (Master of Business Administration, 1982. Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1982).

Career

Worked at Haynes and Boone, L.L.P. Admitted to the bar, 1982, Texas. Order of the Coif. Managing Editor, Southwestern Law Journal, 1980-1981.

Author: "Ethics and Due Diligence: A Lawyer's Perspective on Doing Business with Mexico," 22 St. Mary's Law Journal 605, 1991. "Joint Ventures in Mexico: A Current Perspective," 23 St. Mary's Law Journal 611, 1992. "A North American Free Trade Agreement: Issues and Opportunities," XI Corporate Counsel Review 1, 1992.

"Contracting in Mexico: A Legal and Practical Guide to Negotiating and Drafting," 24 St. Mary's Law Journal 7373, 1993. "NAFTA's Impact on the Legal Profession," The North American Free Trade Agreement: A New Frontier in International Trade and Investment in the Americas, 1994. "How Doing Business in Mexico Affects Choice of Business Entity," State Bar of Texas Professional Development Institute on Texas Business Organizations: Choice of Entity and Formation, 1994.

Member: Dallas (Chairman, International Law Section, 1984-1986, Member, Section Council and Officer, 1988-1993), American (Section of International Law and Practice, Council Member and Divisional Vice Chair, 1996—, Secretary, 1994-1996, Chair, Membership Committee, 1992-1994, Co-Chair, Women's Interest Group, 1993-1996, Co-Chair, Annual Fall Meeting, 1994), International, Inter-American and Texas-Mexico (Barra de Abogados de México y Texas. Co-Vice Chair) Bar Associations. State Bar of Texas (International Section, Chair, 1993-1994).

Texas Bar Foundation. Dallas Bar Foundation. United States.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce-Southwest Chapter (Member, Executive Committee and Secretary).

The Southwestern Legal Foundation (Member, Board of Trustees. Society of International Business Fellows).

Membership

Member: Dallas (Chairman, International Law Section, 1984-1986, Member, Section Council and Officer, 1988-1993), American (Section of International Law and Practice, Council Member and Divisional Vice Chair, 1996—, Secretary, 1994-1996, Chair, Membership Committee, 1992-1994, Co-Chair, Women's Interest Group, 1993-1996, Co-Chair, Annual Fall Meeting, 1994), International, Inter-American and Texas-Mexico (Barra de Abogados de México y Texas. Co-Vice Chair) Bar Associations. State Bar of Texas (International Section, Chair, 1993-1994).

Texas Bar Foundation. Dallas Bar Foundation. United States.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce-Southwest Chapter (Member, Executive Committee and Secretary).

The Southwestern Legal Foundation (Member, Board of Trustees. Society of International Business Fellows).

Connections

Married John Ashley Mears, August 20, 1960. Children: John LaMonte, Matthew Von.