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For more information about upcoming Y-ADR events or to sponsor a program in your office, please contact Olivier Andre at oandre@cpradr.org 

What is Y-ADR?

Young Attorneys in Alternative Dispute Resolution

CPR’s Young Attorneys in Dispute Resolution (Y-ADR) program promotes international ADR with young attorneys and introduces them to corporate counsel and experts in the field. Through periodic seminars and other initiatives, participants gain an insider’s look at the role of ADR systems and practices in corporations and multinational organizations.  This program is recommended for attorneys 45 years old and younger or with less than 8 years of professional experience. > Learn about previous events

Y-ADR Steering Committee
is the leadership group for Y-ADR.   The Committee meets periodically to discuss initiatives and events to promote the full spectrum of dispute resolution mechanisms with the younger generation of lawyers.  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.  

Current Y-ADR Steering Committee members
: Vanessa Alarcon-Duvanel, Winston & Strawn LLP; Suzana M. Blades, ConocoPhillips; James Clark, Allen & Overy; Kiera S. Gans, DLA Piper LLP; Hagit M. Elul, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP; Fabiana K. Leschziner, DuPont do Brasil, S.A.; Andy Moody, Eversheds; Rick Richardson, GlaxoSmithKline; Charles B. Rosenberg, White & Case LLP; Brett Stacey, Walgreen Co.; Laura J. Stipanowich, Sutherland; Debra Verstandig, GE Capital, Americas, Norwalk, Connecticut.

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Y-ADR in Frankfurt, Germany - May 6, 2014


Negotiating dispute resolution provisions: techniques, challenges and pitfalls.


Parties negotiating a contract have available to them an array of ADR techniques that they might use to resolve disputes that arise between them.  From a meeting of party representatives, to various non-binding forms of ADR, through to more structured, established systems of mediation or arbitration, many possibilities exist.  Typically, parties have pre-conceived ideas of the ADR techniques best suited to a given transaction, often informed by their respective legal and cultural backgrounds, the industries in which they operate and, of course, past ADR experience (whether good or bad).  It is little surprise, then, that finding mutual ground can prove to be challenging.

This seminar unites a panel of leading in-house counsel to discuss the techniques, challenges and pitfalls of negotiating dispute resolution provisions.  Topics include:

  • Discussing divorce at the wedding – Techniques for ensuring that parties engage in constructive, thoughtful dialogue on their dispute resolution provisions.
  • Where did you say you are from? – Accounting for parties’ legal and cultural backgrounds in seeking common ground.
  • See you out of court! – How a counterparty with a strong preference for litigation might be persuaded to pursue other ADR systems.
  • When was the last time you did something for the first time?  – When a company might commit to an ADR system that it has not tested before.
  • This is how we do things – Does a company’s systemic ADR approach help or hinder the negotiation of dispute resolution provisions?

Moderator: James Clark, Allen & Overy LLP & Member of Y-ADR Steering Committee

Registration: 5:30pm-6:00pm

Seminar: 6:00pm-7:30pm

Reception: 7:30 – 9:00pm

Location: Allen & Overy LLP
Bockenheimer Landstraße 2, 60306
Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Upcoming Y-ADR Events
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more information forthcoming
  • Y-ADR Seminar – Washington, DC, June 10, 2014 – White & Case LLP
  • Y-ADR Seminar – Chicago, September 10, 2014 – Sidley Austin LLP
  • Y-ADR Seminar – London, United Kingdom, October 2014 – Eversheds


CPR's Y-ADR Seminars Now Available for CLE Credit

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