2009 Corporate Leadership Award Dinner

DuPont Company
Thomas L. Sager
Senior Vice President &
General Counsel
Pfizer Inc.
Amy W. Schulman
Senior Vice President &
General Counsel

On Tuesday, November 3, 2009, CPR honored these two industry leaders.  As two of the founding members of the CPR Institute, DuPont and Pfizer have been pioneers in the corporate legal community’s commitment to conflict resolution practices and principles. They have used alternative dispute resolution on a variety of litigation matters, as well as using preventive measures, and have been strong advocates for ADR use within their respective industries.

DuPont joined CPR in 1980 and was a leader in the use of the CPR Chemical Industry Dispute Resolution Commitment to consider ADR in intra-industry disputes. Notably, the DuPont Legal Model incorporates early case assessment and mediation as core strategies. Mr. Sager currently serves as co-chair of CPR’s National Task Force on Diversity in ADR.

A member of CPR since 1984, Pfizer has been a national ADR leader, spearheading initiatives resolving class actions with innovative settlements in the 1990’s, and, more recently, providing a forum for the National Task Force on Diversity in ADR to meet, develop, and advance its essential mission. A longstanding champion of alternative dispute resolution, Ms. Schulman continues Pfizer’s dedication to the principles of ADR through her leadership.

DuPont and Pfizer have been loyal sponsors of CPR’s public policy projects and its National Task Force on Diversity in ADR. They have further demonstrated their leadership by sponsoring CPR’s international work in Europe and China. In 1984, both corporations signed CPR’s Corporate Policy Statement on Alternatives to Litigation©. The “ADR Pledge” is a statement of policy aimed at encouraging greater use of flexible, creative and constructive approaches in resolving business-related disputes. It promotes systematic, early resolution and establishes a flexible framework for helping to resolve complex multi-party disputes.

2009 Dinner Committee

Committee Chair
Charles R. Morgan

Managing Director & Special Counsel
FTI Consulting

Jeffrey W. Carr
Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
FMC Technologies

Brackett B. Denniston, III
Senior Vice President & General Counsel
General Electric Company

Russell C. Deyo
Vice President & General Counsel
Johnson & Johnson

Stephen F. Gates
(former SVP and GC of ConocoPhillips)
Mayer Brown

Craig B. Glidden
Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Sara Gourley
Sidley Austin

Jonathan P. Graham
Senior Vice President & General Counsel
Danaher Corporation

Stephen W. Groo
Senior Managing Director
F T I Consulting Trial Services


Carla P. Herron
Group Counsel-Litigation
The Shell Group

Thomas H. Hill
Senior Executive Counsel – Environmental
Litigation & Legal Policy
General Electric Company

Dale L. Matschullat
Senior Vice President, General Counsel
and Corporate Secretary
Newell Rubbermaid Inc.

James Michalowicz
Director of Client Development
ACT Litigation Services

Sara Moss
Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
Estee Lauder

Brien O’Connor
Ropes & Gray

Brad Smith
Senior Vice President, General Counsel
& Corporate Secretary, Legal & Corporate Affairs
Microsoft Corporation

PD Villarreal
Vice President & Associate General Counsel
Schering-Plough Corporation

Daniel Webb
Winston & Strawn