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New York, N.Y., March 2, 2015 – The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) announced a new hire and several staff promotions in furtherance of its efforts to serve CPR membership, provide the highest quality administered and non-administered offerings and drive global adoption of alternative dispute resolution.

Communications veteran Tania Zamorsky drives the conception, oversight and execution of CPR’s marketing and communications activity, including public relations; web-based and social media initiatives; event support; and identification and development of new marketing programs to communicate CPR’s services and thought leadership. She also develops and helps manage content.

The promotions are as follows:

  • Olivier P. André –Vice President, International and Dispute Resolution Services (DRS) (formerly Special Counsel and Director of DRS). Mr. André is responsible for CPR’s international activities, with a focus on growing CPR’s presence in Europe. He also supports CPR’s Asia and Brazil initiatives. Additionally, Mr. André is responsible for case management of international disputes and development of integrated efforts involving CPR’s preeminent panels of arbitrators and mediators.
  • Terri Bartlett –Vice President, Member Services (formerly Director of Membership). Ms. Bartlett leads CPR’s membership efforts, with a focus on ascertaining and addressing member needs by enhancing member benefits and engagement opportunities.
  • Mara A. Weinstein – Director, Dispute Resolution Services and Training & Education (formerly Special Counsel and Panels Manager). Ms. Weinstein is in charge of Dispute Resolution Services and manages CPR’s Roster of Distinguished Neutrals. She is also responsible for all training and  educational initiatives and programs, which includes organizing CPR’s annual and regional meetings.

CPR also announced the addition of three experienced CPR consultants:

  • Russ Bleemer – Mr. Bleemer is responsible for all aspects of production of Alternatives, including soliciting and editing articles.
  • David Burt – Mr. Burt focuses on development of products and services for CPR members with the help of CPR’s committees comprised of leaders in dispute resolution from corporations, law firms, government and academia.
  • Angelica Walker –Ms. Walker supports CPR’s Brazil initiative and drives adoption of the CPR pledge reflecting a commitment to avoid litigation where practicable.

CPR President & CEO, Noah Hanft, said of the changes, “Tania’s combined legal and communications background and expertise will be an asset to CPR going forward, and I am delighted to have her on board and to announce the well-deserved promotions of Olivier, Terri and Mara. This is an exciting time for CPR. With our new offerings in both domestic and international arbitration and through the efforts of our dedicated staff, we will continuously improve the membership experience, enhance our dispute resolution resources and offerings, and increase global awareness of both CPR’s services and its mission to proliferate worldwide adoption of thoughtful dispute resolution.”

Most recently, as Manager of PR & Communications at Kaye Scholer LLP, Ms. Zamorsky developed and implemented strategies, and created content promoting the firm’s capabilities and thought leadership offerings. Prior to Kaye Scholer, she served as a Vice President at GS Schwartz & Co. (GSS) and Account Director at Ripp Media. As Staff Counsel for the Time Warner and Bertelsmann partnership, Bookspan (along with subsidiaries Doubleday Entertainment and YES Solutions LLC), Ms. Zamorsky was the lead attorney responsible for drafting and negotiation of agreements for AVM products, consultants and third party services. She also served as Staff Attorney for The Authors Guild, with a primary emphasis on IP issues, contract review and negotiation and dispute resolution.

About CPR:
CPR is the only independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to help global business and their lawyers resolve 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 practical solutions to business conflict. CPR’s membership comprises the leading thinkers and practitioners in dispute resolution, 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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