Patrick Aana
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The University of Texas School of Law (J.D.)

The University of St. Thomas (Masters, International Studies)

The University of Houston, (B.A., magna cum laude)

Patrick Aana

Patrick represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of commercial litigation matters.  Prior to joining Susman Godfrey, Patrick practiced in the Houston office of an international law firm, where his disputes practice focused on cross-border and domestic arbitrations as well as complex litigation in state and federal courts.  Over the years, Patrick has volunteered considerable time to the Houston Young Lawyers Association (HYLA) and has served as an elected director and Secretary on HYLA’s Board of Directors.

Patrick is a Houston native, having earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Houston and a master’s degree from the University of St. Thomas.  He worked in the non-profit sector for several years before attending the University of Texas School of Law for his law degree, which he achieved in 2019.  At Texas Law, Patrick served as an Articles & Notes Editor for the Texas International Law Journal and was selected as a Human Rights Scholar for the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice.  In addition, Patrick served as a Dean’s Fellow and Society Coordinator in the law school’s Society Program and participated in the Texas Law Fellowships, Assault & Flattery, and mock trial.  Patrick interned in the Appellate Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas.  Texas Law honored him as a Pro Bono Torchbearer for his pro bono work.

Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Texas State Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • Member, Litigation Section, Houston Bar Association
  • Secretary of the Board of Directors, Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Alumni Board Member, Texas International Law Journal
  • Member, Texas Law 2019 Class Committee
  • Member, Texas Law Houston Young Alumni Steering Committee
  • Fellow, Houston Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Houston Young Lawyer Foundation
  • Member, World Affairs Council of Greater Houston
  • Friend of HAMUN, Houston Area Model United Nations
Articles and Speeches
  • Panelist, Foundations of Effective Arbitration and Practice Implementation, South Texas College of Law, South Texas Law Review, February 2022
  • Moderator, Panel on Careers in International Arbitration, University of Texas at Austin, Texas International Law Journal, March 2020
  • Presenter, HMAA Arbitrator Training Seminar, Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association, January 2020