CPR Honors Johnson & Johnson and General Counsel Michael H. Ullmann with the 2018 Corporate Leadership Award

Most successful CLA awards dinner in CPR’s history

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, selected Johnson & Johnson and Michael H. Ullmann, the company’s Executive Vice President, General Counsel, as the recipients of its 2018 Corporate Leadership Award (CLA) for leadership in dispute resolution. The company and its General Counsel were honored at CPR’s Annual Corporate Leadership Award Dinner last evening at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

“This was our biggest Corporate Leadership Award Dinner ever, with more than 800 people in attendance,” said Noah Hanft, President and CEO of CPR. “This is no doubt a testament to the significant impact that Johnson & Johnson and Michael Ullmann have had, and the respect that they have earned within the legal community. We were thrilled to present them with this well-deserved recognition.”

Johnson & Johnson, a long-standing member of CPR, is among the founding signatories of the CPR Pledge and Ullmann has continued to embody and apply these principles, guiding the organization and setting a high standard for others to emulate.

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 Committee, 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. 

About CPR: Established in 1977, CPR is an independent nonprofit organization that helps global businesses prevent and resolve commercial disputes effectively and efficiently.

  • CPR Dispute Resolutionis an ADR provider offering quality, efficiency and integrity via innovative and practical arbitration rules, mediation and other dispute resolution services and procedures—as well as arbitrators, mediators and other neutrals, worldwide.     
  • TheCPR Institute, the world’s leading ADR think tank, positions CPR uniquely as a thought leader, driving a global dispute resolution culture and utilizing its powerful committee structure to develop cutting edge tools, training and resources. These efforts are powered by the collective innovation of CPR’s membership—comprising top corporations and law firms, academic and public institutions, and leading mediators and arbitrators around the world.

Each element of this unique organization informs and enriches the whole, for the benefit of our members and users. 

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