CPR Selects Johnson & Johnson and General Counsel Michael H. Ullmann for 2018 Corporate Leadership Award
May 22, 2018
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, has announced that Johnson & Johnson and Michael Ullmann, the company’s Executive Vice President, General Counsel, are the recipients of its 2018 Corporate Leadership Award (CLA) for leadership in dispute resolution. The company and its head legal officer will be honored at CPR’s Annual Corporate Leadership Award Dinner on November 13th, at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
Johnson & Johnson, a long-standing member of CPR, is among the founding signatories of the CPR Pledge. As General Counsel, Ullmann has continued to embody and apply these principles, guiding the organization and setting a high standard for others to emulate—with employees, business partners, vendors and the community as a whole.
Under Michael Ullmann’s leadership, the J&J Law Department tirelessly pursues innovation in the resolution of business conflicts. “Ullmann’s quest to improve processes and outcomes makes him a true corporate leader in the field of ADR,” said Noah Hanft, President & CEO of CPR. “Because that quest is so perfectly aligned with CPR’s mission, we are thrilled to present J&J and Mike Ullmann with this Award.”
The company was previously awarded this honor in 2006, marking the first time any company has received this prestigious award twice. Other recipients of CPR’s Corporate Leadership Award include: AT&T, Amgen, ConocoPhillips, DuPont, Ernst & Young, FMC Technologies, GlaxoSmithKline, General Electric, General Motors, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Pfizer, Royal Dutch Shell, United Technologies and 3M.
Johnson & Johnson’s General Counsel, Michael Ullmann, is a member of the company’s Executive and Management Committees, and has worldwide responsibility for Legal, Government Affairs & Policy, Global Security, Aviation and Health Care Compliance & Privacy. He joined Johnson & Johnson as a mergers and acquisitions attorney in 1989 and has held various management positions in the Company’s Law Department since 1999. Mike served as General Counsel of the Worldwide Medical Devices Group for six years and assumed his current position in 2012.
The award presentation will take place at a black-tie dinner on November 13, 2018, at the American Museum of Natural History in NY. This annual dinner draws approximately 500 attendees representing businesses and their general counsel from Fortune 200 corporations, partners from leading law firms, and industry experts and scholars who come together to acknowledge the importance of alternative dispute resolution.
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. Its 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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