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.
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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.

Y-ADR Events

Y-ADR / NYIAC Seminar and Networking Reception for Young Lawyers

CPR and NYIAC collaborated to organize this event of panel discussions and networking on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at the New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC).  There were two panel discussions followed by a networking reception, generously sponsored by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP. The first panel was a “year in review” of hot topics in international arbitration. The second panel addressed how young practitioners can develop an international arbitrator practice.  

Date: Tuesday - December 9, 2014
Location: New York International Arbitration Center, 150 E. 42nd St., 17th Floor, New York, NY 10017


5:30 – 6:00 pm


6:00 pm



Welcome Remarks

  • Hon. Judith S. Kaye, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Chair of NYIAC

  • Noah J. Hanft, CPR President & CEO, former General Counsel of MasterCard Worldwide

6:15 – 7:00 pm





Year in Review: Hot Topics in International Arbitration

Moderator: E. Alexandra Dosman, Esq., Executive Director, NYIAC

  • Hagit M. Elul, Esq., Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP  
  • Dana C. MacGrath, Esq., Sidley Austin LLP
  • Daniel Schimmel, Esq., Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • Louis Epstein, Esq., Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Trammo, Inc.

7:00 – 7:45 pm





Developing an International Arbitration and Arbitrator Practice: Tips for Young Practitioners

Moderator: Olivier P. André, Esq., Special Counsel and Director of Dispute Resolution Services, CPR

  • Stephanie Cohen, Esq., Independent Arbitrator
  • Erin Gleason Alvarez, Esq., AIG, Assistant Vice President, Global Head of ADR Programs Legal Operations Center | Global Legal, Compliance, Regulatory and Government Affairs
  • Jean E. Kalicki, Esq., Arnold & Porter LLP
  • Philip D. Robben, Esq., Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

 7:45 – 9:00 pm

 Networking Reception sponsored by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

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