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Chan Lee of Sanofi and Assurant's Carey Roberts Join CPR's Board of Directors

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 services and solutions, announced the addition of two new board members, Chan Lee of Sanofi and Carey Roberts of Assurant, Inc. (NYSE: AIZ).

Chan Lee is Sanofi’s North America General Counsel and a member of the Legal Steering Committee. With more than 20 years of legal experience both in law firms and in-house, Mr. Lee has extensive knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry, having most recently served as Senior Vice President at Pfizer and Chief Counsel for Pfizer’s Global Innovative Health.

Carey Roberts is Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Assurant, Inc., and a member of the company’s Management Committee. She leads Assurant’s global legal department, including compliance, government relations and internal audit. As Corporate Secretary, Ms. Roberts serves as liaison to the Assurant Board of Directors and advises on corporate governance matters.

“It is hard to imagine how our Board could be more impressive or more dedicated to helping CPR fulfill its mission, and yet with each new Director we set an even higher bar,” said Noah Hanft, President and CEO of CPR. “Chan and Carey bring a wealth of knowledge and experience, and I am thrilled to welcome them to our unique collaboration of in-house and law firm counsel, mediators, arbitrators and educators, all working towards the same end: to help companies prevent and resolve disputes.” 

Mr. Lee and Ms. Roberts join a number of other legal and business leaders who play an integral role in guiding CPR's mission, including Carlos Hernandez, Fluor Corporation; Thomas Sabatino, Aetna, Inc.; Katherine Barrett, Anheuser-Busch; Prof. George A. Bermann, Columbia University School of Law; Loren Brown, DLA Piper; Mary Beth Cantrell, Amgen Inc.; Janet Langford Carrig, ConocoPhillips; Taj Clayton, Winston & Strawn LLP; Peter Drucker, AkzoNobel N.V.; Gregory Gallopoulos, General Dynamics Corporation; Gilberto Giusti, Pinheiro Neto - Advogados, Brazil; Craig Glidden, General Motors Co.; Eric D. Green, Resolutions, LLC; Noah J. Hanft, CPR; Richard Hill, Shell International Limited; John S. Kiernan, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP; Richard Krumholz, Norton Rose Fulbright; Jana Litsey, Huntington Bancshares Inc.;  Dale L. Matschullat, Schiff Hardin LLP; Joseph E. NeuhausSullivan Cromwell, LLP; Robert Particelli, Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Scott S. Partridge, Monsanto Company; Layn R. Phillips, Phillips ADR Enterprises; Robert Ruyak, Ruyak Cerian LLP; Ank Santens, White & Case; Fernando Eduardo Serec, Tozzini Freire Advogados; Kelly Tullier, VISA, Inc.; Jay W. Waks, American Kennel Club; Stephen P. Younger, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP and Richard Ziegler, Jenner & Block. 

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