Catherine Robb

Catherine Robb

Honorary Chair

Catherine Robb is the founder and chair emeritus of the LBJ Library Future Forum.

She is counsel in the Business Litigation Practice Group in the Austin office of Haynes and Boone, LLP and represents clients in the broadcast industry. Her practice is focused on commercial and business litigation, First Amendment litigation, pre-publication review and editing, copyright and trademark litigation, general commercial litigation, open government issues, and privacy concerns. She advises clients concerning media law issues for an extensive array of content providers including online and traditional newspapers, magazines, radio and broadcasters, cable television stations, production companies, and music entities.

Ms. Robb is a member of the American Bar Association (and the Women in Communication Law), Texas Bar Association, and the Austin Bar Association. She served on the Judicial Relations Committee for the State Bar of Texas (2001-2004 and 2009) and graduated from The First Amendment Institute's First Amendment Leadership Program in 2002. After completing law school, Ms. Robb clerked for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas (Chambers of W. Royal Furgeson) before going into private practice.

She serves as a board member and current board chair of KLRU (where she also serves on the Austin City Limits Committee), and serves on the board of the Mayor’s Health and Fitness Council, and the Texas Lyceum and on the Advisory Council for the University of Texas School of Undergraduate Studies, LBJ School of Public Affairs, and the Texas Exes. She is a past board member of the Austin Film Society (where she served as board president), Humanities Texas (where she serves as an alumni board chair), the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, the Austin Music Foundation, the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, and of the American Heart Association (Capitol Area Division). Ms. Robb served on The University of Texas' Commission of 125 (and Service to Society Committee) and is an active member of Leadership Austin.

In addition to these positions, Ms. Robb volunteers for several nonprofits in the community, including Reading is Fundamental of Austin, Trinity Center, and Volunteer Legal Services. She was awarded the 2007 Austin Under 40 Award in the category of Community Service. In her free time, Catherine runs and does triathlons. Ms. Robb earned her J.D., 1998, with honors, from The University of Texas School of Law. She received her B.A., 1992 from The University of Virginia.