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CPR to Honor United Technologies Corp. and Charles D. Gill, SVP And General Counsel, at Corporate Leadership Award Dinner


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2014 Honorees to be Recognized for Leadership in the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution

New York, N.Y., July 7, 2014 – The International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR) has announced United Technologies Corp. and Charles D. Gill, its Senior Vice President and General Counsel, are the recipients of CPR’s 2014 Corporate Leadership Award for their demonstrated leadership and support for the considered use of alternate dispute resolution.  United Technologies and Mr. Gill will be honored at CPR’s Annual Corporate Leadership Award Dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at Cipriani, 42nd Street in New York.

“It is our privilege to announce United Technologies and Charles D. Gill as CPR’s 2014 Corporate Leadership Award recipients,” said Noah Hanft, President and CEO of CPR. “United Technologies was an early supporter of CPR, joining in 1989 and subsequently signing the CPR Pledge in 1991. Today, United Technologies has hundreds of attorneys from all of its companies involved with CPR, in large part attributable to Charlie’s outstanding leadership and innovative approach to integrating alternative dispute resolution (ADR) into the company’s legal structure and corporate culture.”

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) provides a broad range of high-technology products and services for the aerospace and commercial building industries. Its aerospace businesses include Sikorsky helicopters, Pratt &Whitney aircraft engines and UTC Aerospace Systems. Its UTC Building & Industrial Systems, the world’s largest provider of building technologies, includes Otis elevators andescalators; Carrier heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems; and fire and security solutions from brands such as Kidde and Chubb.

CPR’s Corporate Leadership Award is presented annually at a black tie event that draws approximately 500 attendees representing the general counsel from Fortune 200 corporations, partners from leading law firms, and industry experts and scholars who come together to acknowledge the importance of ADR. Since inception, the event has raised more than $8 million for CPR’s public policy research, programs and initiatives internationally.  

About CPR:
CPR is the only independent non-profit organization whose mission is to help global business and their lawyers resolve complex commercial disputes more cost effectively and efficiently. For over 30 years, the legal community has trusted CPR to deliver superior arbitrators and mediators and innovative solutions to business conflict. CPR’s membership comprises an elite group of ADR trailblazers, including executives and legal counsel from the world’s most successful companies and global law firms, government liaisons, retired judges, highly experienced neutrals, and leading academics. For more information, please visit