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CPR Institute Welcomes Eight Prestigious New Board Members

New York, NY, February 7, 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, announces eight new additions to its elite Board of Directors.

CPR Institute’s newest Board members are:
  • Linda L. Addison – Partner-in-Charge at Fulbright & Jaworski LLP
    An exceptional legal strategist and negotiator, Linda Addison is skilled at advising clients on how to avoid the courtroom; but when a dispute must be resolved at the courthouse, her peers acknowledge her as the lawyer to handle a "bet-the-company" case.

  • Francis J. Aquila – Partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP 
    Frank Aquila advises a broad range of companies, boards of directors and special committees with respect to corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, takeover defense, strategic alliances and related matters.

  • Mary Beth Cantrell – Vice President–Law at Amgen Inc.
    Mary Beth Cantrell is responsible for managing the company’s complex commercial litigation including government investigations, qui tam actions, antitrust matters, and products liability portfolio.

  • Jeffrey W. Carr – Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at FMC Technologies, Inc. 
    Jeffrey Carr is responsible for the design of the company’s ACES law firm engagement model.  He was also the recipient of CPR Institute’s 2010 Corporate Leadership Award.

  • Ricardo Cortés-Monroy – General Counsel-Latin America at Nestlé
    As General Counsel - Latin America,  Ricardo Cortés-Monroy is responsible for defining the legal strategy and the management of the overall legal exposure of Nestlé in Latin America.

  • Sven Dumoulin – General Counsel and Director of Legal Affairs at Akzo Nobel N.V.
    Sven Dumoulin joined Akzo Nobel in November 2009 as General Counsel and was recently  appointed to the company’s Executive Committee.

  • Peter C. Harvey – Partner at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
    Peter Harvey represents corporations and individuals in business disputes throughout the nation. He has tried several major civil and criminal jury and non-jury cases in federal and state courts.

  • Carol Ann Petren – Executive Vice President and General Counsel at CIGNA Corporation
    In her role as General Counsel, Carol Ann Petren is responsible for legal, compliance and regulatory matters domestically and abroad as well as public policy and government affairs for the Company.
“We are pleased to welcome these new additions to our Board of Directors,” said Kathleen A. Bryan, President and CEO of the CPR Institute. “They are staunch supporters of the CPR Institute, its programs, and its activities and will bring exciting new ideas and enthusiasm to our Board”.

These highly-successful and notable members of the corporate and legal communities will play an integral role in guiding the CPR Institute in its mission to spearhead innovation and promote excellence as the primary multinational resource for avoidance, management and resolution of commercial disputes.

The Chairman of CPR Institute’s Board of Directors 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.  The Vice Chairman is John S. Kiernan of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.  For a full Board of Directors list, biographies and additional information about CPR, visit

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


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