The Role of CPR's COUNCIL
For decades, CPR has been the only organization where in-house counsel, law firms and academics join to spearhead innovation in commercial conflict management. The CPR Council plays a critical role in that process. The CPR Council includes representatives from virtually every corporate member, as well as leading law firms and academic institutions. It mission is to serve as an incubator for the identification and initial development of work tailored to addressing issues faced by companies as they seek to enhance their ability to implement a more thoughtful approach to all forms of dispute resolution. Potential work spans all levels of need, including general support for first-time implementation of dispute resolution solutions, and targeted subject matter and industry-specific projects designed to address more advanced and/or specialized needs. As an integral part of its work, CPR’s Council intersects with the CPR standing committees that engage all business sectors—most notably, the Arbitration Committee, Mediation Committee, Employment Disputes Committee, IP Mediation Task Force, Y-ADR, and the National Task Force on Diversity in ADR—and works with those committees to enhance CPR’s ability to develop new programs and tools that address member needs. The current Co-Chairs of the CPR Council are Debra Clements, Vice President, Senior General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Milliken & Company, and C. Michael Moore, Partner, Dentons. Participation on the CPR Council is by invitation only, and access to CPR Council materials is a members-only benefit.