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2021 Annual Awards

When:
March 2, 2022
Where:

CPR’s 2022 Annual Meeting

Honorees

Outstanding Contribution to Diversity in ADR: 
REAL – Racial Equality for Arbitration Lawyers and its co-founders Dr. Crina Baltag; Dr. Kabir Duggal, Esq.; and Rekha Rangachari, Esq.

Outstanding Book in the Field of ADR: 
Art Hinshaw, Andrea Kupfer Schneider, and Sarah Rudolph Cole
Discussions in Dispute Resolution: The Foundational Articles (Oxford 2021).

Outstanding Professional Article: 
Sarah Rudolph Cole
"Arbitrator Diversity: Can it be Achieved?” Washington University Law Review, Vol. 98, Issue 3 (2021).

Outstanding Short Article: 
Daniel L. Shapiro
“The Power of the Civic Mindset: A Conceptual Framework for Overcoming Political Polarization” Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 52, No. 3 (February 2021).

Joseph T. McLaughlin Original Student Article:
Daniel Abowd
“Imagine: Could Mediation Systems Fix Songwriter Split Disputes?” (2021).

CPR Partner of the Year: 
Connie A. Matteo 

 


Outstanding Contribution to Diversity in ADR:

REAL – Racial Equality for Arbitration Lawyers and its co-founders Dr. Crina Baltag; Dr. Kabir Duggal, Esq.; and Rekha Rangachari, Esq. 

REAL is a group of global lawyers practicing in international arbitration and striving to achieve racial equality for all arbitration lawyers. The group does not identify a single racial demographic for focus, instead it focuses on all unrepresented groups. REAL uses a two-pronged approach to champion underrepresented practitioners in international arbitration: advocacy and access. REAL advocates for building awareness of and spotlighting the absence of racial diversity in the field. It also works to address the lack of racial parity in arbitral appointments by community building with arbitral institutions, law firms, clients, third party funders, and others. REAL strives to address the socio-economic limitation for many entering the field of international arbitration by community building for young and mid-level practitioners, offering practical solutions and remedies to those traditionally not included in the “arbitration club” such as mentorship programs, scholarships and awards, and partnerships with networks and groups.

 

Outstanding Book in the Field of ADR:

Presented to Art Hinshaw, Andrea Kupfer Schneider, and Sarah Rudolph Cole for Discussions in Dispute Resolution: The Foundational Articles (Oxford 2021).

Hinshaw is the John J. Bouma Fellow in Alternative Dispute Resolution and a Clinical Professor of Law at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. Professor Hinshaw is the Founding Director of the award-winning Lodestar Dispute Resolution Center.

Schneider is Professor of Law at Marquette University School of Law. Professor Schneider is the inaugural director of the Institute for Women’s Leadership at Marquette University and also serves as the Director of the nationally ranked ADR program at Marquette University School of Law.

Cole is professor at Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law. Professor Cole is the Michael E. Moritz Chair in Alternative Dispute Resolution. A prolific author and co-author, Professor Cole has focused her research on the legal and policy issues that have arisen as a result of the increased use of alternative dispute resolution.

“The CPR Book Award signifies the importance of refusing to lose touch with the field’s foundational questions and issues. It is a definite career highlight. Thank you to CPR, to my co-editors, and to everyone who contributed to the book,” Hinshaw said.

"Receiving the CPR Book Award is a special honor because it signifies that this book is valuable across audiences, contexts, theories and practices --everything that we were trying to achieve.  I am so grateful to CPR and my co-authors for this award!" said Schneider.

 

Outstanding Professional Article:

Sarah Rudolph Cole for “Arbitrator Diversity: Can it be Achieved?” Washington University Law Review, Vol. 98, Issue 3 (2021).

Her article was updated and expanded into a four-part series, running from October 2021 to January 2022, in Alternatives to the High Cost of Litigation, the journal of the CPR Institute, co-published monthly with John E. Wiley & Sons, at altnewsletter.com.

“I am pleased and honored to receive CPR’s Outstanding Professional Article Award for my article extolling the benefits of arbitrator diversity and to receive the Outstanding Book Award for Discussions in Dispute Resolution, along with my co-editors Art Hinshaw and Andrea Schneider,” said Cole. “I cannot overstate how meaningful it is to me to receive these awards, and to join the illustrious company of those who have won these awards in the past. These are awards that scholars in the dispute resolution field, myself included, cherish and value.” 

 

Outstanding Short Article:

Daniel L. Shapiro for “The Power of the Civic Mindset: A Conceptual Framework for Overcoming Political Polarization” Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 52, No. 3 (February 2021).

Shapiro is the founder and director of the Harvard International Negotiation Program and Associate Professor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital. He also teaches at Harvard College, Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School and has served on the faculty at other leading universities.

Shapiro said, “I am honored and thrilled to receive this award from CPR, and I hope the article’s readers will put the ideas into practice to advance a more civic-minded society.”


The Joseph T. McLaughlin Original Student Article Award:

Daniel Abowd for his article “Imagine: Could Mediation Systems Fix Songwriter Split Disputes?” (2021).

A 2021 graduate of Fordham University School of Law with a JD, Abowd is currently a Judicial Law Clerk at the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He received a BA from Cornell University and an MA from New York University.

“Writing can be lonely and grueling, and it can be hard to tell the difference between good work and nonsense, so it is incredibly gratifying when people you look up to deem your work worthy of recognition--thank you so much to CPR for this wonderful honor,” Abowd said.


CPR Partner of the Year: 

Connie A. Matteo is Partner of the Year for 2021. Matteo is Assistant General Counsel at Pfizer.

The CPR Partner of the Year award is given to that member who has made outstanding contributions to the thought leadership of the CPR Institute, who has shown exceptional engagement with CPR’s activities, and who has demonstrated meaningful commitment to CPR’s mission of dispute prevention and resolution. Matteo is the Co-Chair of the CPR Institute’s Healthcare and Life Sciences Committee, Co-Chair of the CPR Institute’s Task Force on Mitigating Risk in Life Sciences Transactions, and a frequent contributor at CPR programs.