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CPR Welcomes Steven Antunes of AEGIS Insurance Services, Inc. as Co-Chair of CPR’s Environmental 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 that Steven Antunes of AEGIS Insurance Services, Inc. (AEGIS) will join existing co-chair John Bickerman of Bickerman Dispute Resolution, PLLC as co-chair of its Environmental Committee.           

Mr. Antunes, Senior Litigation Counsel at AEGIS, has 25 years of claims management and litigation experience, including alternative dispute resolution. Consistently achieving favorable dispositions in multi-million dollar environmental actions, he is instrumental in streamlining organizational structure and reducing costs while contributing to operational goals. 

“I am thrilled to take a more active role with the CPR Environmental Committee and look forward to working with John Bickerman as Co-Chair," said Mr. Antunes. "Thanks to the former co-chair, John Guttman, who brought me onto the Committee several years ago. He is a true professional." 

"With recent changes at the EPA and a more aggressive approach taken by many states in the environmental arena, the CPR Environmental Committee provides a forum for discussion and the exchange of ideas regarding this fluid area of law," Mr. Antunes added. "Once again, CPR is ahead of the curve in offering this type of service to its membership. We have many ideas in the works, and I cannot wait to get started, as it is amazing to be associated with such a distinguished group of professionals.” 

CPR’s Environmental Committee, consisting of in-house counsel, attorneys, and leading ADR practitioners, analyzes issues, reviews business practices and establishes benchmarks relating to resolution of disputes among businesses, or government and business, concerning environmental matters. The Committee focuses on promoting the use of ADR in the environmental context and identifying best practices for mediation and arbitration in this highly technical area of the law.

Other representative members of CPR’s Environmental Committee hail from Akzo Nobel N.V., Amgen Inc., Fluor Corporation, GE Energy, Hewlett Packard and Dentons. Click here for more information about the Committee and a full list of Committee members

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