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CPR Honors HP and EVP, General Counsel John F. Schultz at Annual Corporate Leadership Award Dinner
2013 honoree recognized for leadership and dedication to the considered use of alternate dispute resolution
New York, NY - November 12, 2013: The International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR) along with more than 450 distinguished guests among the nation’s top corporations, law firms, scholars, and public institutions, honored Hewlett-Packard and John F. Schultz, HP’s Executive Vice President and General Counsel, at CPR’s 2013 Corporate Leadership Award (CLA) Dinner on November 5, 2013 at Cipriani in New York. HP and Mr. Schultz were recognized for their demonstrated leadership and long history of support for the considered use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). The event raised more than $1.1M in support of CPR’s educational, research and public policy programs.
This year’s celebration marked the 10th annual CLA Dinner. Since inception, the event has generated $8M for CPR, the leading independent resource helping global businesses and their lawyers resolve complex commercial disputes more effectively and efficiently.
“This is the auspicious year that CPR launched its 21st Century Pledge, and HP was one of the first companies to sign on,” said Kathy Bryan, President and CEO of CPR. “For their pioneering efforts towards the advancement of conflict management and resolution, we are thrilled to bestow the 2013 Corporate Leadership Award, CPR’s highest honor, to HP and our friend, John Schultz. John, who leads the worldwide Office of the General Counsel, has demonstrated leadership and dedication to resolving disputes in ways that achieve the legal and business objectives of his company, while preserving and strengthening essential business relationships with customers and partners. This dedication to furthering the business interests of the client has driven his regard for ADR as an important tool to achieve those ends.”
“HP faces a range of challenges in handling complex business disputes, and ADR is a critical tool in facilitating resolutions that can preserve good business relationships.” said Schultz. “HP leverages CPR’s thought leadership in the area of dispute resolution, and we were thrilled to receive their Corporate Leadership Award.”
Corporations supporting this year’s event included Hewlett-Packard, Royal Dutch Shell, Danaher Corporation, General Electric, Walgreens, Chevron, DuPont, Ernst & Young, GlaxoSmithKline, Innisfree M&A Incorporated, Johnson & Johnson, LexisNexis, McKinsey & Company, Pfizer and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Many of these organizations have also signed CPR’s 21st Century Corporate ADR Pledge in an effort to revitalize corporations’ commitment to ADR and keep CPR in the forefront of developments. As a founding signatory of the CPR Pledge, HP has affirmed its role as a leading corporation in ADR and has unilaterally announced that it will explore alternatives to litigation, including direct negotiations and mediation, before filing a suit to settle disputes.
CPR is the only independent non-profit organization whose mission is to help global businesses and their lawyers resolve complex commercial disputes more cost effectively and efficiently. For over 30 years, the legal community has trusted CPR to deliver superior arbitrators and mediators and innovative solutions to business conflict. CPR’s membership comprises an elite group of ADR trailblazers, including executives and legal counsel from the world’s most successful companies and global law firms, government liaisons, retired judges, highly experienced neutrals, and leading academics. For more information, please visit www.cpradr.org.
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