Eric D. Green Receives CPR Institute’s James F. Henry Award

-- Honoree Recognized for His Commitment and Distinguished Contributions to the Field of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) --

New York, NY, January 11, 2011 – The International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR Institute), a nonprofit think tank and alliance of global corporations, law firms, scholars, and public institutions dedicated to the principles of conflict prevention and alternative dispute resolution (ADR), has awarded its prestigious 2010 James F. Henry Award to Prof. Eric D. Green. The award, named for the organization’s founder, was presented at CPR Institute’s Annual Meeting on January 14 at the Barclay InterContinental in New York City.

Over the years, the CPR Institute has recognized singular individuals for their commitment to the principles of ADR and for outstanding achievement and contributions to the field of commercial conflict resolution. Previous winners of the James F. Henry Award include Kenneth R. Feinberg (2009), the Right Honourable Lord Woolf of Barnes (2007), Senator George J. Mitchell (2004), Hon. Janet Reno (2003), and Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer, Supreme Court of Ohio (2002).

“CPR is honored to recognize our colleague and friend Eric Green for his excellence in the field and for being a staunch advocate for utilizing ADR methods to solve this country’s most complex disputes”, said Kathleen A. Bryan, President and CEO of the CPR Institute.

Professor Green began mediating before the term ‘Alternative Dispute Resolution’ was coined and is considered a pioneer and an inventor. He developed the ‘mini-trial’, an abbreviated mock jury trial which is used as a basis for settlement negotiations, and subsequently applied the mini-trial, and other hybrid forms of mediation, to cases which involve complicated issues of law, fact and science.

Professor Green has led by example. As a mediator, he has demonstrated the successful resolution of many high-stake disputes, including multi-party class action disputes. These include the United States v. Microsoft Anti-Trust case, the MasterCard/Visa Merchants' Class Action Anti-Trust case, the Monsanto PCB cases in Alabama, the Childhood and Adult Cancer cases in Toms River, New Jersey.

In his capacity as an ADR activist, Professor Green teaches negotiation, mediation, and complex ADR processes at Boston University School of Law. He has delivered hundreds of lectures, panel discussions and training sessions on ADR and taught or supervised more than a thousand students. He is a prolific writer of books and articles and has co-authored leading law school textbooks in Dispute Resolution. He has thus laid the foundations for a generation of ADR practitioners to follow in his footsteps.

Professor Green is a co-founder of Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc./Endispute, which is now the largest private ADR provider in world, as well as a member of CPR since its inception in 1979.


About CPR Institute
CPR Institute provides thought leadership and innovation as the global resource for conflict management and resolution of complex business-related disputes. Its wealth of intellectual property and published material has educated and motivated General Counsel and their law firms around the world toward an increased reliance on alternative forms of dispute resolution rather than litigation. CPR Institute’s membership is comprised of general counsel and senior lawyers of Fortune 1,000 organizations, partners in the top law firms around the world, as well as leading judges, government officials, neutrals, and academics. Its proprietary panel of esteemed arbitrators and mediators has provided resolutions in thousands of cases, with billions of dollars at issue, worldwide. For more information, please visit www.cpradr.org.

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