T.L. Cubbage
President, The Center for American and International Law

Thomas (T.L.) Cubbage III is President of The Center for American and International Law. He leads CAIL and provides direction for all the constituent institutes and programs. T.L. previously was a partner in the Washington, DC, office of Covington & Burling LLP, where his practice focused on litigation and arbitration. With Covington, he participated in a wide range of pro bono activity that included post-conviction litigation for a death row inmate in the Deep South. T.L. also served in government as Deputy Under Secretary for Science at the U.S. Department of Energy (2018−2021) and as an in-house counsel with an energy company (2003−2006). Before becoming President, T.L. had served on CAIL’s Board of Trustees and been a member of the advisory boards of CAIL’s Institute for Energy Law and Institute for Transnational Arbitration. He has taught in a program on international arbitration co-sponsored by Columbia Law School and is a member of the American Law Institute. T.L. received an undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University and a law degree from the University of Texas at Austin, both with high honors.

Sue Bliss
Executive Assistant to the President, The Center for American and International Law

Sue is the Executive Assistant to the President of The Center for American and International Law.  She began her professional career with ARCO in 1974 in Tulsa and earned her Certified Professional Secretary rating in 1981.  She served as Secretary/Executive Assistant in several other locations, including Midland, Dallas and Plano, Texas, in a wide range of disciplines – Legal, Corporate Aviation, Procurement and the President’s office of ARCO International.  Subsequent to the merger of ARCO into BP in 2000, Sue joined The Center in her current position.