CPR Welcomes Eight New Members to Board

NEW YORK, NY -- June 8, 2016 -- The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), a global non-profit organization that advances dispute resolution practices and provides high quality dispute resolution solutions, announced the addition of eight new board members to date in 2016.

CPR’s newest Board members are:

Loren H. Brown Partner Global Co-Chair, Litigation Practice Co-Chair, US Litigation Practice, DLA Piper

Mr. Brown is co-chair of the firm’s Global Litigation Practice, co-chair of the firm’s US Litigation Practice, and a member of the firm's Executive Committee. He has an extensive litigation practice with a concentration in multi-district litigation that often involves large-scale mass tort and class action matters, as well as parallel regulatory and government enforcement proceedings.

Gregory Gallopoulos, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, General Dynamics Corporation

Mr. Gallopoulos is senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary of General Dynamics Corporation. Prior to joining General Dynamics, Mr. Gallopoulos served as Managing Partner of Jenner & Block LLP. 

Richard Hill, General Counsel, Global Litigation at Shell

Mr. Hill joined Shell in 2012 and assumed his present position of General Counsel, Global Litigation in April 2015, where he leads a team of 130 people handling Shell’s litigation and arbitration matters globally.  He is also a member of Shell’s Legal Leadership Team.

Joseph E. Neuhaus, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Mr. Neuhaus is a Partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP where his practice focuses on international commercial litigation in both arbitral and court settings, with particular emphasis on Latin American matters. He is co-coordinator of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP’s arbitration practice and has served as counsel and arbitrator in numerous arbitral proceedings.

Robert Particelli, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Litigation, Hewlett Packard Enterprise 

Mr. Particelli serves as the Deputy General Counsel for Litigation at HPE. Prior to taking his current role, he spent over five years as Vice President for Commercial and Employment Litigation at HP.

Layn R. Phillips, founder of Phillips ADR Enterprises (PADRE)

A renowned mediator, Judge Phillips is both a former United States Attorney and a former United States District Judge.  In 1991, he resigned from the federal bench and joined Irell & Manella, where for 23 years he specialized in complex civil litigation, internal investigations, and alternative dispute resolution.

Jeffrey S. Sherman, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Becton, Dickison and Company (BD)

Mr. Sherman is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of BD where he is responsible for furnishing legal advice to the corporation's Board of Directors, CEO and other senior executives. He is also the primary legal adviser within the corporation to its constituents.

Richard Ziegler, Senior Litigation Partner, Jenner & Block

Mr. Ziegler is a senior litigation partner at Jenner & Block. A former general counsel of a Fortune 100 company, former federal prosecutor, civil litigator and counselor, he focuses his practice on international arbitration and complex commercial litigation.

“We are delighted to welcome such exceptional members to our Board of Directors,” said Noah Hanft, CEO and President of CPR. “These highly successful leaders, a strong mix of our key stakeholders, including in-house and law firm counsel and mediators and arbitrators, will guide CPR to promote even greater innovation and excellence in addressing business conflicts.”

CPR’s new directors join a number of other legal and business leaders who play an integral role in guiding CPR’s mission, including John S. Kiernan, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP; Carlos M. Hernandez, Fluor Corporation; Linda L. Addison, Norton Rose Fulbright; John J. Blood, Anheuser-Busch InBev; Mary Beth Cantrell, Amgen Inc.; Gilberto Giusti, Pinheiro Neto - Advogados, Brazil; Eric D. Green, Resolutions, LLC; Noah J. Hanft, CPR; John Heaps, Yorkshire Building Society, England; Tara Lee, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP; Dale L. Matschullat, Schiff Hardin LLP; Charles R. Morgan, The Morgan Group; Jean-Claude Najar, Lazareff Le Bars, France; Scott S. Partridge, Monsanto Company; Peter J. Rees, Thirty Nine Essex Street Chambers; Robert Ruyak, Ruyak Cerian LLP; Thomas J. Sabatino, Aetna, Inc., Kenneth S. Siegel, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.; Kelly Tullier, VISA, Inc.; Jay W. Waks, American Kennel Club; and Stephen P. Younger, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP.

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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