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CPR Welcomes Four Prestigious New Board Members


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New York, NY – February 24, 2014: The International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR), the leading independent non-profit organization whose mission is to help global businesses and their lawyers resolve complex commercial disputes more cost effectively and efficiently, announces four new additions to its elite Board of Directors.

CPR’s four newest Board members are:

  • Tara Lee – Partner, Global Chair of Cross Border Litigation at DLA Piper
    Ms. Lee is Global Chair of DLA Piper's Cross Border Litigation practice, and a leading trial litigator and investigations counsel in the United States.  She has represented a broad range of clients in cases involving contract and tort disputes, white collar and regulatory defense, government contracts litigation, anti-corruption matters and global investigations.
  • Bradford C. Nielson – General Counsel, Global Litigation at Royal Dutch Shell plc
    Mr. Nielson joined the legal department of Shell Oil Company in 1986 and worked in Shell’s Houston and California offices. In April 2011, he was appointed General Counsel for Shell’s newly formed Global Litigation organization, and is responsible for the management of all of Shell’s disputes globally.  Mr. Nielson is currently based in The Hague in The Netherlands, and is admitted to practice in California, Colorado, Texas and Utah.
  • John Schultz – Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Hewlett-Packard Company
    Mr. Schultz was named Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Hewlett-Packard Company in April 2012. Prior to his role as General Counsel, he was the Deputy General Counsel for Litigation Investigations and Global Functions where he managed all major litigation filed against HP globally, including all intellectual property, government investigations, and commercial and employment disputes. 
  • Stephen Younger – Partner at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
    Mr. Younger, Past President of the New York State Bar Association, is a leading commercial litigator who is also well-known for his alternative dispute resolution work. Having been with Patterson Belknap since 1985, Mr. Younger has more than 25 years of experience as a commercial litigator. Based on his significant ADR experience, he is often called on to serve as an arbitrator or mediator in high-stake matters.

“We are delighted to welcome these four new members to our Board of Directors,” said Kathleen A. Bryan, President and CEO of CPR. “As the practice of ADR becomes increasingly global, Board members with their breadth of experience are essential assets to the organization.  These highly successful leaders will play a vital role in guiding CPR in its mission to spearhead ADR and promote innovation and excellence in the resolution of commercial disputes.”

The Chairman of CPR’s Board of Directors is John S. Kiernan, Partner of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. The Vice Chairman is Barbara Daniele, Senior Vice President & General Counsel of GE Capital, Americas.  For a full list of CPR’s Board of Directors, biographies and additional information about CPR, visit

About CPR:
CPR is the only independent non-profit organization whose mission is to help global businesses and their lawyers resolve complex commercial disputes more cost effectively and efficiently. For over 30 years, the legal community has trusted CPR to deliver superior arbitrators and mediators and innovative solutions to business conflict. CPR’s membership comprises an elite group of ADR trailblazers, including executives and legal counsel from the world’s most successful companies and global law firms, government liaisons, retired judges, highly experienced neutrals, and leading academics. For more information, please visit

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