Anna M. Hershenberg
Vice President, Programs and Public Policy & Corporate Counsel
Anna Hershenberg is the Vice President of Programs and Public Policy of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution ("CPR"). In her role, she is responsible for overseeing CPR's legal affairs and employment-related matters, public policy initiatives, legislative advocacy and pro bono efforts in furtherance with CPR’s organizational mission as well as its industry-specific committees. While at CPR, Anna has spearheaded the adoption of a GAR Innovation Award nominated arbitration rule aimed to increase diversity in arbitration hearings, a collaboration with the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship to develop dispute resolution curriculum for middle and high school students and a partnership with New York City Bar Justice Center’s Legal Clinic for the Homeless to help families living in New York City homeless shelters secure state and federal public benefits. Anna works closely with leading inside and outside counsel, neutrals and academics on CPR’s committees and task forces to develop programmatic content and training programs to educate peers on innovative approaches to resolving disputes across industry sectors.
Prior to joining CPR, Anna was a litigator for over 12 years. Most recently, she served as counsel in the Litigation Department at Herrick Feinstein LLP, where she focused her practice on complex commercial litigation, employment-related matters and resolving business disputes through the use of alternative dispute resolution. At Herrick, Anna introduced and coordinated a successful pro bono partnership with Sanctuary for Families, New York's leading advocate for survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking and related forms of gender violence. In 2015, Anna was awarded the Milton Mollen Pro Bono Award for her exemplary leadership in advocating for victims of domestic violence.
Prior to joining Herrick, Anna served as a law clerk in the Eastern District of New York for the Honorable Kiyo A. Matsumoto and for the Honorable David G. Trager. Anna began her career as a litigation associate at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. Anna graduated summa cum laude from Brooklyn Law School and summa cum laude from the Schreyer Honors College at the Pennsylvania State University. Prior to her legal career, Anna worked as a producer at a new media company based in Soho, New York City.
Anna was named a 2018 National Law Journal ADR Champion. She is a member of the Federal Bar Council's Inn of Court, the New York State Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Section, and the New York and New Jersey state bars. Anna has authored numerous articles, including "Why You Should Always Mediate," published in Inside, the New York State Bar Association’s Corporate Counsel Section publication. This fall, Anna will co-teach a class on In-House Lawyering & Dispute Resolution at Fordham Law School with CPR’s President and CEO Noah Hanft.