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CPR Announces Keynote Speakers for 2017 Annual Meeting, "Pathways to Partnership"

Speakers to provide insights from outside and in-house counsel, and academic, arenas

New York, NY (February 6, 2017) - The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), a global non-profit organization that advances dispute prevention and resolution practices and provides high quality solutions, has announced the two keynote speakers for its upcoming annual meeting, “Pathways to Partnership,” taking place March 2-4, 2017 in Coral Gables, Florida.

Every year, meeting panelists and participants include an outstanding group of General Counsel, leading practitioners, noted academics and jurists, and expert international arbitrators and mediators. The event is an unparalleled educational opportunity to explore the roles of inside counsel and outside counsel and ways they can best collaborate to improve dispute resolution processes and practices around the world. See the Meeting Agenda online for a detailed description of speakers, CLE-accredited panels and discussions.

On Day 1 of the meeting, attendees will hear from Jan Paulsson, noted scholar and practitioner in the area of international arbitration. Mr. Paulsson previously headed the global arbitration and public international law groups at a leading international law firm, which for many years under his leadership held first place in the Global Arbitration Review list of 100 top international arbitration practices. He has acted as advocate or arbitrator in hundreds of arbitrations in all familiar venues.

Paulsson is the immediate past President of the London Court of International Arbitration and the International Council for Commercial Arbitration and has served as a Vice-President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. He holds the Michael Klein Distinguished Scholar Chair as professor of law at the University of Miami. Jan is a graduate of Harvard College, Yale Law School (where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal), and the University of Paris (Sorbonne). Mr. Paulsson’s keynote address begins at 8:30 am, on March 2.

CPR’s keynote speaker for Day 2 of the meeting (March 3) is David T. Seaton, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fluor Corporation, one of the world’s leading and largest engineering, procurement, construction and maintenance services companies, and a leading corporate member of CPR. Mr. Seaton became CEO and joined Fluor’s board of directors in February 2011, and was elected to the role of chairman of the board in February 2012. Mr. Seaton’s keynote address begins at 8:05 am, on March 3.

Since joining the company in 1985, Seaton has held numerous positions in both operations and sales globally. Prior to assuming his current position, he served as Fluor's chief operating officer. He has served as the senior group president over Energy & Chemicals, Government and Power Groups and was responsible for Fluor's activities in China and the Middle East. 

“CPR’s annual meeting is the educational and networking ADR event of the year and, each year, our distinguished keynoters help to set that impressive stage,” said Noah Hanft, President & CEO of CPR. “I expect this year’s attendees will both benefit from and enjoy Jan and David’s complementary insights about dispute prevention and resolution, pulled from the academic, outside counsel and corporate worlds.”

For more information and to register for CPR’s Annual Meeting in Coral Gables, Miami, March 2-4, 2017, click here


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