What is Y-ADR?

Young Attorneys in Alternative Dispute Resolution

CPR’s Young Attorneys in Dispute Resolution (Y-ADR) program promotes the full spectrum of dispute resolution mechanisms with the younger generation of lawyers – i.e. those who are 45 years old or younger or those with less than eight years of professional experience in international ADR practice.  Through periodic seminars and other initiatives, Y-ADR participants gain an insider’s look at the role of dispute resolution processes and practices in corporations and multinational organizations.  More importantly, they have an opportunity to network with in-house counsel and experts in the field.

Y-ADR Steering Committee is the leadership group for Y-ADR.  The Committee is chaired by Dana MacGrath of Sidley Austin LLP and is composed of young in-house counsel and practitioners at leading law firms around the world.  CPR’s Y-ADR Steering Committee members are selected through a competitive vetting process and serve for a two-year term.

Access current Y-ADR Steering Committee and its Members

For more information about Y-ADR, Y-ADR Steering Committee, or to sponsor an event, please contact Olivier André, CPR Liaison for Y-ADR, at oandre@cpradr.org.

The next Y-ADR Seminar will be held on July 29, 2015 at Sidley Austin LLP, Chicago at 5:30PM.

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Y-ADR Events






DATE: Wednesday, July 29, 2015
PLACE: Sidley Austin LLP, One South Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60603
TIME: 5:30 p.m.

An evening of panel discussions and networking at Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago, IL.

Welcome Remarks:
• Olivier P. AndrĂ©, CPR Vice President, International and Dispute Resolution Services
• Michael J. Freeman, Divisional Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, Litigation and Employment Law, Walgreen Co.

• Dana C. MacGrath, Sidley Austin LLP

• Hannah Ruehlman Blase, Reinsurance Claim Counsel, Zurich North America 
• Brett Stacey, Senior Attorney, Walgreen Company
• Douglas R. Stevens, Chief Counsel-North American Litigation, Aon
• Winston G. Collier, Assistant General Counsel, Reinsurance | AIG Property Casualty, AIG
• Chris Stathopoulos, Senior Counsel, Grant Thornton LLP


* 5:30-6 pm: Registration & Networking * 6-7:30 pm: Seminar * 7:30-9 pm: Networking reception * 

Please RSVP by emailing Rimsha Khan at rkhan@cpradr.org with your name, company and the date of the event you wish to attend