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CPR 2024 Corporate Leadership Award Dinner

CPR 2024 Corporate Leadership Award Dinner

Thursday, May 23, 2024
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM (EDT)

Event Details

2024 Corporate Leadership Award Dinner to Honor Qualcomm and Ann Chaplin

The CPR Corporate Leadership Award, presented annually since 2004, honors corporations and their leadership that have demonstrated commitment to the field of dispute management and have institutionalized dispute management mechanisms into its corporate culture.

Read the press release to learn more about Qualcomm, Ann Chaplin, and CPR. 

Past honorees include Visa, Amgen, CVS Health, General Motors, Microsoft, and many other leading companies.

Please join the ADR community in celebrating the achievements of Qualcomm and Ann Chaplin in New York City on Thursday, May 23. Contact Stephanie Arcella at for more information.

This event's dress code is black-tie optional.

Thank you to the supporters of this event and CPR's mission:


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 Altorney Analysis Group Ankura Consulting
AZA Law  A&O Shearman Baker Donelson LLP

Baker McKenzie LLP

Celeritas Compass Lexecon

Dolcera Corporation

Fish & Richardson P.C. Gray Reed

Greenberg Glusker 

Hill Ward Henderson Honigman LLP 

 Intelligent Partnerships

Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP KLDiscovery

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC

Linklaters LLP


Morgan Franich Fredkin Siamas & Kays LLP

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Ricci Tyrell Johnsen & Grey  Shipley Snell Montgomery LLP 

Sidley Austin LLP

Siltstone Capital LLC

Swiftwater & Company

 The Cowen Group 

The Messing Family Foundation

 Vinson & Elkins

 White & Case LLP

Winston & Strawn LLP 


For More Information:

Stephanie Arcella
Stephanie Arcella
Development Lead, Consultant CPR Institute
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Dinner Committee

Bruce Byrd: Chair 
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Palo Alto Networks

Scott Barshay
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton
& Garrison LLP

Katie Bryk
Chief Marketing Officer
Bush Seyferth PLLC

Jeff Baglio
DLA Piper

William F. Bullard
Carlson Caspers

Mary Beth Cantrell
Senior Associate General Counsel
Amgen Inc.

Beth Corman
Director, Business
Consilio LLC

Matt Davidson
Director, Client Services

Erinn D. DePorre
Vice President & Legal Counsel: Auto, Data & Employment

Christine Duffy
Senior Director, Legal Operations and Chief of Staff to the General Counsel

Andrew Edelman
Senior Counsel, Disputes

Craig Glidden
Executive Vice President of Global Public Policy and
General Counsel
General Motors

Cody Harris
Keker, Van Nest & Peters, LLP

Jeffrey A. Kaplan
Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Randall Kay
Jones Day

John Kim
Assistant Corporate Secretary and Lead Counsel
General Motors

Jason Klingensmith
Assistant General Counsel
General Motors

Michael Manfredi
Vice President, Business Development
Consilio LLC

Sarah McAfee
Product Litigation, Lead Counsel
General Motors

Amie Nolan-Needham
Assistant General Counsel, Manufacturing and HR
General Motors

Deanna Okun
ITC Section 337 Litigation & Trade Remedies Chair

Michael Pontrelli
Managing Director, Head of Global Strategic Client Experience
Consilio LLC

Katie Post
Head of Business Development, Global Intellectual Property
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Patrick Seyferth
Founding & Managing Member
Bush Seyferth PLLC

Lisa Spinelli
Global Account Director

Richard S. Zembek
Global Head of Technology
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP