CPR AND THE ATLANTA CENTER SIGN MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

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ATLANTA CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION AND THE CPR INSTITUTE SIGN MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
CPR members to receive 40% discount off hearing space bookings through 2016


December 16, 2015 (New York, NY) -- The New York based CPR Institute (International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution) has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and Mediation. The Atlanta Center is affiliated with the Georgia State University College of Law and is located in the College of Law’s new building in downtown Atlanta.  

Through the end of 2016, The Atlanta Center will provide hearing space to CPR members and parties booking through CPR at a 40% discount. The parties will also work together in connection with joint training and promotional efforts.

CPR was founded in 1979 by a coalition of corporate lawyers determined to develop alternatives to litigation and the high costs of litigation. Its members include companies in the Fortune 1000 and international law firms across the globe, including the United States, Asia, Brazil and Europe. CPR is widely regarded as a thought leader in developing alternative dispute resolution techniques, in particular, negotiation, mediation and arbitration. Its activities include developing rules for mediation and for administered and non-administered arbitration, and protocols for the resolution of complex business disputes. In addition, it maintains a high level panel of distinguished neutrals drawn from major law firms, faculties and retired judges.

The Atlanta Center opened on September 30 of this year. It engages in five major areas of activity:  i) hosting international arbitration hearings and mediations; ii) supporting the work of providers of dispute resolution administrative services; iii) offering training and continuing education pertaining to global trade and dispute resolution; iv) augmenting the international training available in U.S. law schools, and v) helping establish Atlanta as a global leader in professional education pertaining to international dispute resolution.   

CPR President & CEO Noah Hanft observed that, “Atlanta is a major business center and increasingly an international commercial hub. Our members include major Atlanta companies, and much of our work is geared to helping the corporate community achieve the just and inexpensive resolution of their disputes.  Atlanta and the Center are a natural fit for achieving our goals and those of our members. The Atlanta Center’s state of the art hearing space along with the significant discount, will allow us to provide an important incremental benefit to our members.”

Magaly Cobian, the Atlanta Center’s managing director, noted, “We are delighted to have CPR as a partner, and pleased that we will be able help meet the needs of its members for hearing space. That space is conveniently located within easy reach of Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta the world’s busiest passenger airport and in a legal regime which is known to be congenial to alternative dispute resolution.” 

“The Atlanta Center offers affordable and sophisticated ADR options in one of the world’s most business-friendly and accessible cities. Partnering with world-class organizations to offer quality facilities to conduct mediations and arbitrations under its rules is just one more example of CPR’s commitment to continuously grow and enhance its membership value proposition,” said Charles Morgan, CPR Board member, Founder of The Morgan Group in Atlanta and former General Counsel of Altanta-based BellSouth Corporation.

The Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and Mediation is located on the fourth floor of the Georgia State University College of Law at 85 Park Place NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.  For additional information on the center go to:  http://atlciam.org/.  More information on CPR can be found at https://www.cpradr.org

About CPR:
CPR is an independent nonprofit organization that, for more than 35 years, has helped global businesses prevent and resolve commercial disputes effectively and efficiently. Our membership consists of top corporations and law firms, academic and government institutions, and leading mediators and arbitrators around the world. CPR is unique as: (1) a thought leader, driving a global dispute resolution culture; (2) a developer of cutting-edge tools and resources, powered by the collective innovation of its membership; and (3) an ADR provider offering innovative, practical arbitration rules, mediation and other dispute resolution procedures, and neutrals worldwide. For more information, please visit www.cpradr.org.

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