CPR Institute Welcomes Prestigious New Board Members

The CPR Institute announces the latest additions to its impressive Board of Directors.

These highly successful and notable members of the corporate and communities will assist the CPR Institute in its mission to spearhead innovation and promote excellence in public and
private dispute resolution, and to serve as a primary multinational resource for avoidance, management and resolution of business-related and other disputes.
CPR Institute’s newest Board members are:

• Alex Dimitrief was appointed Vice President and Senior Counsel for Litigation and Legal Policy at General Electric in early 2007. He joined GE from Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he had been a trial lawyer since 1986. Prior to joining Kirkland & Ellis, Mr. Dimitrief was a White House Fellow in the Reagan Administration's Office of Political and Intergovernmental Affairs and an Honors Intern in the Office of the Solicitor General at the Department of Justice. He graduated from Yale College in 1981 and earned his J.D. at Harvard Law School, where he was the Managing Editor of the Harvard Law Review.

• John S. Kiernan is a partner in the law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. He has been Co-Chair of the firm’s Litigation Department since 2002 and Chair of its Ethics Committee since 1994. Mr. Kiernan’s representations reflect a practice of extraordinary depth and scope, embracing a broad range of commercial and quasi-commercial litigation, arbitration and internal investigations. Mr. Kiernanjoined Debevoise in 1981 and became a partner in 1988. He received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Harvard in 1976 and his J.D., magna cum laude, in 1980 from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.

• Judge Timothy K. Lewis is a partner with the law firm of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP and is co-chair of its Appellate Practice Group. He also serves as a mediator, arbitrator, settlement counselor, and trial and appellate practitioner. Judge Lewis served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He was serving on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania when President George H. W. Bush elevated him to the Court of Appeals in 1992. At the time of both appointments, he was the youngest federal judge in the United States. Judge Lewis graduated from Tufts University in 1976 and earned his J.D.
from Duquesne University in 1980.

• Dale Matschullat joined Newell Rubbermaid Inc. in 1989 as Vice President and General Counsel. He added the Corporate Secretary role in 2003. Mr. Matschullat has also served the company in the capacity of Vice President-Finance. Before coming to Newell Rubbermaid, he was Vice President and General Counsel for Allis-Chalmers Corporation. Mr. Matschullat earned both his undergraduate and his law degree from Stanford University.
 
• Javier Rubinstein has been the Global General Counsel of PricewaterhouseCoopers since 2006. Previously, Mr. Rubinstein was a litigation partner in the Chicago office of Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP. Since 1996, he has served as a Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School. Mr. Rubinstein graduated from the University of Michigan in 1984, with High Honors. He received his master’s degree in 1986 from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and obtained his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law School in 1989.

• Peter Zeughauser, founder of the Zeughauser Group, is widely regarded as one of the legal industry’s premier strategists. A former chairman of ACCA, Mr. Zeughauser developed the keen legal acumen he brings to his consulting during twenty years of legal practice, including over a decade as senior vice president and general counsel of The Irvine Company. He is the author of Lawyers Are
From Mercury, Clients Are From Pluto and is a contributing editor of The American Lawyer magazine. A fellow of the College of Law Practice Management, Mr. Zeughauser graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and St. Louis University School of Law.
The Chairman of CPR Institute’s Board of Directors is the Honorable Charles B. Renfrew, former U.S. District Court Judge, Deputy Attorney General and Corporate Legal Officer for the Chevron Corporation. The Vice Chairman is the Honorable William H. Webster former Director of the CIA and FBI, U.S. Court of Appeals and District Court Judge and partner with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP.

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