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Robert Latham


- Trial attorney for 39 years with Jackson Walker L.L.P. based in Dallas, Texas – a firm of 450 lawyers with 7 offices. Partner and head of media law practice group.

- Selected as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” in 6 different categories including First Amendment Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation and Sports Law.

- Former President of Media Law Resource Center Defense Counsel section – the national media law bar association.

- Member of Governing Committee of American Bar Association Forum on Communications Law 2009-present.

- Adjunct Professor of Media Law and Regulation; University of North Texas.

- Former Adjunct Professor of Communications Law; Southern Methodist University.

- Board member and Trustee of ARTICLE 19, an NGO based in London that promotes freedom of expression and protects journalists globally.


A.B. Political Science, Stanford University 1980 Stanford Rugby 1978-1980

University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. 1983RUGBY/SPORTS


World Rugby:

- Council member – from RAN 2011-2016; from USA 2016-present

- Executive Committee member (2011 – present)

- Regulations Committee Chairman (2012-present)

- Judicial Officer 2001-2011

USA Rugby:

- Chairman 2006, 2014-2016

- Vice Chairman 2002-2005, 2007-2014

- Board Member 1994-2016

Rugby Americas North:

- President 2009-2013

- Executive Committee Member 2006-2021

United States Olympic Committee (now USOPC):

- Member of Board of Directors 2000-2004

- Appointed by Chairman to serve on numerous USOPC grievance and arbitration panels.

Dallas Harlequins Rugby Football Club:

- Active Player 1983-1995.

- President 1990-1993

- Longtime player for Texas Rugby Union select side and inductee into Texas Rugby Hall of Fame.


- Monthly Columnist for SportsTravel magazine 2006-present.

- Author of Winners & Losers: Rants, Riffs & Reflections on the World of Sports.