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CPR Welcomes Hagit Muriel Elul of Hughes Hubbard & Reed as Chair of its Arbitration Committee

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 Hagit Muriel Elul, Partner with Hughes Hubbard & Reed, LLP, as the new Chair of its Arbitration Committee.

Ms. Elul, a New York-based attorney, handles high-stakes international litigation and arbitration disputes involving financial services, energy, pharmaceutical, construction and professional services. She also has an active appellate practice, which includes her service on the US Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit Pro Bono Panel.

“I am honored to be chosen to lead the Arbitration Committee at such an important point in time,” said Ms. Elul. “I look forward to continuing the wonderful momentum and productivity that the committee demonstrated under Ank Santens’ leadership, which resulted in the creation of the indispensable Corporate Counsel Manual for Cross-Border Dispute Resolution.”

The Arbitration Committee, CPR’s largest, is a resource for corporate counsel, lawyers, academics and practitioners seeking rigorous analysis of issues related to improving the quality of domestic and international arbitration. The Committee has been responsible for compiling CPR’s administered and non-administered rules for arbitration in domestic as well as international contexts. The Committee meets frequently to review trends in arbitration and develop new products.

One of Elul’s first acts as Committee Chair was to recruit Luke Sobota, co-founder of Three Crowns, to join the committee.

Ms. Elul and Mr. Sobota are part of a stellar group of legal thought leaders who play an integral role in improving the quality of arbitration, including: Gerald Aksen, Arbitrator & Mediator; Loura Alaverdi, Partner, Baker & Hostetler; The Hon. William Bassler, Independent Arbitrator & Mediator; Charles A. Beach; Julie Bedard, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; James Carter, Winston Strawn; C.J. Mahoney, Williams & Connolly; Larry Newman, Baker & McKenzie; Eric Schwartz; and John Warden, Sullivan & Cromwell.

About CPR: CPR is an independent nonprofit organization that has helped 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