Kathleen A. Bryan Named President of CPR Institute

It was announced today that Kathleen A. Bryan has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR Institute), a nonprofit alliance of the largest global corporations, law firms, scholars, and public institutions.

Ms. Bryan is a former Corporate Vice President and Director of Litigation Management for Motorola's Corporate Law Department. In addition to being responsible for all of Motorola's litigation worldwide, she was responsible for the legal affairs for several different business units, as well as for environmental, health and safety and product safety issues for the company.

Before joining Motorola in 1989, Ms. Bryan was in private practice in several major law firms in Boston, Massachusetts and Washington D.C., where she concentrated in commercial litigation and government contracts.

"We are of course very pleased that Kathy has agreed to lead the Institute," said Charles B. Renfrew, Chairman of the CPR Board. "Our mission is to spearhead quality and innovation in corporate dispute management, and no one is better qualified to lead that mission than Kathy."

Ms. Bryan said: "I am thrilled by this challenge. I believe in the Institute and I respect both its history and its wonderful professional staff. I believe we can move forward rapidly to add value to our corporate members, to our leading law firm supporters, and to the corporate legal field on a global scale."

Ms. Bryan will start with the Institute in October 2006. She succeeds Thomas J. Stipanowich, who is currently the Academic Director of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law.