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CPR Mourns One of its Longtime Neutrals - David Plant

CPR is sorry to report that David Plant, a longtime CPR neutral and supporter passed away on September 26, 2012.  David will be fondly remembered for his many contributions to the ADR world and CPR in particular, including his participation on the CPR International Commission on Patent Disputes, which was responsible for CPR’s Patent Mediation Deskbook, its Patent & Trade Secret Rules of Arbitration and the Technology Panel of Distinguished Neutrals.
A graduate of Cornell’s Engineering and Law schools, from 1957 through 1998, David practiced law in New York City with Fish & Neave with a practice concentrating on intellectual property.  Beginning in 1999 he served full-time as a mediator, arbitrator, special master, and professor of law. David served as a neutral in more than 300 mediations and arbitrations in the United States and internationally.  He was a member of the CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, the American Arbitration Association and WIPO, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators, a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators, an elected Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators, and an accredited CEDR mediator. In 2006, David received the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s 2006 "Lawyer as Problem Solver Award."  

David was an adjunct professor at Franklin Pierce Law Center, Concord, NH and taught at both the law school and the business school at Cornell.  He has written on many ADR topics, including, We Must Talk Because We Can: Mediating International Intellectual Property Disputes (Kluwer 2008).  Students, clients and colleagues all mourn his loss.  David’s life and accomplishments are here

Funeral information is here.