CPR Institute Announces New Members to its Executive Committee

The CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution announced today that it had added the following members to its Executive Committee:

PHILLIP M. ARMSTRONG, Associate General Counsel, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia

CHARLES BURSON, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Monsanto Company, St. Louis, Missouri

DWIGHT GOLANN, Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts

C. THOMAS HARVIE, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio

GERALD L. R. RANKING, Fasken Martineau, Toronto, Ontario, Partner, Chair ADR Practice Group, Toronto

JAY W. WAKS, Partner, Litigation; Chair, Employment & Labor Law, Kaye Scholer LLP, New York, New York

MARTHA WYRSCH, Group Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Duke Energy Corporation, Denver, Colorado

Thomas J. Stipanowich, CPR’s President and Chief Executive Officer had this to say about the development: “The addition of this exceptional group of  individuals and senior legal professionals greatly enriches our ability to extend our circle of influence worldwide. This is an exciting time for CPR. We are making extraordinary strides in improving the way corporations and law firms solve complex legal disputes. The fact that these people are willing to contribute their time and effort to this work is a testament to the impact we can make together.”

The CPR Executive Committee is an advisory body of senior corporate counsel, partners of law firms, and academics. Its primary purposes are 1) to advise the Institute on matters of current events and opportunities, and 2) to assist the Institute in fulfilling its nonprofit mission to advance quality and innovation in the use of alternatives to litigating disputes.

The Chairman of the CPR Executive Committee is:

JOSEPH T. McLAUGHLIN, Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe, New York, New York

The Chairman of the CPR Board of Directors is:

HON. CHARLES B. RENFREW, Former United States District Judge, and Corporate Legal Officer of Chevron Corp.

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