CPR Launches New Cyber Panel

Panel features neutrals experienced in both data breaches/cyber security issues and resulting insurance coverage disputes

NEW YORK -- 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, announced the creation of a new panel, focusing on Cyber-related issues. 

The CPR Cyber Panel contains neutrals who are expert in data breaches and other cybersecurity issues, as well as those experienced in handling related insurance coverage disputes. 

According to Noah Hanft, President & CEO of CPR, “Cyber is perhaps the hottest topic in business right now, cutting across all sectors. With attacks occurring with both greater frequency and sophistication, smart companies and their counsel are adopting proactive strategies to prevent and/or resolve cyber-related disputes in a manner that best protects operations, customers and reputation. CPR’s newest panel will guide this critical effort.”

“Mediation of cyber security disputes and insurance claims if done by the right individuals can drive substantial value to all parties,” said Daniel Garrie, a longtime CPR Distinguished Neutral, Editor-in-Chief of Law & Cyber Warfare and CPR Cyber Panel member. “Of course, it is critical that your mediator have the mediation experience and real-world technical cyber expertise to ensure the right outcome. If done by the right individual supported by a quality ADR organization with strong rules and protocols, an entity will be able to realize the benefits a cyber security neutral.”

CPR's Panels of Distinguished Neutrals comprise those among the most respected and elite mediators and arbitrators in the world. They include prominent attorneys, retired state and federal judges, academics, as well as highly-skilled business executives, legal experts and dispute resolution professionals who are particularly qualified to resolve all business disputes including those involving multi-national corporations or issues of public sensitivity.

Focusing in more than 20 practice areas, CPR’s esteemed arbitrators and mediators have provided resolutions in thousands of cases, with billions of dollars at issue worldwide. Admission to one of CPR Panels occurs only after an individual is reviewed and approved by CPR and/or a select panel of high-end users, peers and/or academics. Candidates are screened for their ADR expertise and training, and candidate references are asked to comment specifically on the applicant’s qualifications to serve on complex commercial disputes. Qualification to the CPR roster is demanding and available openings are limited. 

About CPR: CPR is an independent nonprofit organization that has been helping global businesses prevent and resolve commercial disputes effectively and efficiently for more than 40 years. 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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