CPR to Honor General Motors and its General Counsel Craig B. Glidden for Leadership in Dispute Resolution

Award to be Presented at 2016 Corporate Leadership Award Dinner

New York, NY – May 4, 2016 – CPR, The International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution has announced that General Motors Company and Craig B. Glidden, the company’s General Counsel and Executive Vice President, Legal and Public Policy, are the recipients of CPR’s 2016 Corporate Leadership Award (CLA) for leadership in dispute resolution. GM and Mr. Glidden will be honored at CPR’s Annual Corporate Leadership Award Dinner on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. 

“GM and Craig Glidden have set an impressively high bar in the advancement and promotion of dispute resolution, and it is our great honor to recognize them as well deserved recipients of CPR’s 2016 Corporate Leadership Award,” said Noah Hanft, President & CEO of CPR. “GM was an early supporter of CPR, having joined as a member in 1984 and signed the CPR Pledge in 1985.  The efforts of Craig and GM attorneys worldwide have demonstrated that GM leadership and innovation is not only evident in technology and design, but in their thoughtful and highly effective approaches to dispute resolution.”   

Under Craig Glidden's leadership, GM’s legal team has undergone profound changes that have made the company fundamentally stronger, especially in the areas of product safety and safety compliance, and the changes have benefited every one of their customers and the auto industry as a whole.  The transformation of GM legal includes the recruitment of highly-experienced attorneys from outside the auto industry to lead key practice areas and bring fresh insights to areas like intellectual property, litigation, compliance and more. 

The award presentation will be at a black tie dinner at New York’s American Museum of Natural History.  This annual dinner draws approximately 500 attendees representing businesses and their general counsel from Fortune 200 corporations, partners from leading law firms, and industry experts and scholars who come together to acknowledge the importance of ADR.

“This award is unique because it focuses not just on a company’s solution to a challenge, but on its prevention of issues before they arise,” said Charles Morgan, President & CEO of The Morgan Group and CLA Dinner Committee Chair.  “Craig Glidden and GM are true leaders in both prevention and resolution.” Since inception, the event has raised more than $9.9 million for CPR’s public policy research, programs and initiatives internationally.   

General Motors Co. and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world's largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at http://www.gm.com
    
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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