Ex-Officio, President & CEO
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Mr. Waxman is the President & CEO of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR). He has an extensive career as a partner in law firms and as a general counsel and business executive in the life sciences industry, and is a committed advocate of finding innovative ways to avoid disputes and resolve them effectively and efficiently where they arise.
Prior to joining CPR, Mr. Waxman served as General Counsel of Pfizer, at Eisai Inc - the North American affiliate of the Japanese-based pharmaceutical company, Eisai Co Ltd - where he also led the Market Access business unit, and at Roivant Sciences, a start-up building biotech and healthcare technology companies.
He also practiced law as a partner at Williams & Connolly, in Washington, D.C., where he tried criminal and civil cases. Later in his career, he joined Kaye Scholer LLP (now Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer) in New York as a partner. He led the firm’s multidisciplinary Life Sciences Group, while also developing and executing on resolution strategies for clients.
Mr. Waxman currently serves as on the Executive Committee of the Board of RCI, Inc., an organization dedicated to promoting the selection of diverse neutrals for arbitration. He is Vice-Chair of the Board of Rising Ground, a human services organization dedicated to helping children, adults and families in need in the greater New York City area, as well as on the Leadership Council of Convergence, a national not-for-profit dedicated to convening people of divergent views and forming alliances for action on critical national issues. Mr. Waxman has also served on the board of a variety of other professional and social justice organizations, including as the Chairman of the Bioethics Committee of the board of BIO, and as Chairman of the Boards of Equal Justice Works, the Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School in Washington, D.C., and Day One in New York City. Earlier in his career, Mr. Waxman also was an adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center.
Mr. Waxman began his career as a law clerk to the late, Honorable Thomas Penfield Jackson of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, after receiving his J.D. from the Harvard Law School and his A.B. from Dartmouth College.