CPR TO HOST PANEL AT ABA SECTION OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION SPRING CONFERENCE

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CPR TO HOST PANEL AT ABA SECTION OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION SPRING CONFERENCE

Noah Hanft and Geetha Ravindra to moderate discussion of in-house perspective on resolving disputes in a global economy

New York, N.Y., April 9, 2015 – The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) will participate in the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference in Seattle, Washington, April 16-18. 

Noah Hanft, President & CEO of CPR, and Geetha Ravindra, Mediator at the International Monetary Fund and ABA Section Chair, will co-moderate a panel on in-house counsel perspectives on resolving disputes in a global economy. The panel, which takes place on Thursday, April 16, from 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM, will include Steve Aeschbacher from Microsoft and Debra Clements from Milliken & Company, who will share their views on the real-world challenges faced by companies as they engage in global business. 

“With the proliferation of cross-border transactions, in-house counsel have a heightened focus on how best to address and resolve disputes,” said Hanft. “This promises to be a rare opportunity for practitioners to hear directly from senior business representative about issues of importance to commercial users of dispute resolution.” 

The three-day conference includes more than 90 sessions that will cover an array of topics that impact and interest the ADR community: mediation, arbitration, technology, ombuds, government and public policy and practice development, among others. Programs will cover a variety of practice areas including labor and employment, family and commercial disputes. 

Plenary speakers are Richard W. Pound, the founding chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency, who will offer a unique insight into sports doping disputes and the role of ADR in these sometimes high-profile cases, and Professor John Medina, The New York Times bestselling author of “Brain Rules,” who will give a thought-provoking summary of his research on stress, its impact on decision-making and its relevance to those interested in helping parties in distress resolve their disputes.

CLE credit will be available. Additional details about programs scheduling, presenters, session descriptions, and hotel and travel can be found at: http://shop.americanbar.org/ebus/ABAEventsCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?productId=137037024

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 www.cpradr.org.