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CPR Welcomes Four New Members to Its Board

NEW YORK – The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), a global non-profit organization that advances dispute resolution practices and provides high quality dispute resolution solutions, announced the addition of the following new board members: Cornell Boggs, Renato Stephan Grion, Laura Robertson and Sandra Phillips Rogers. 

  • Cornell Boggs is a Senior Advisor in the Advisory and Coaching Division of Barker Gilmore, a New York-based boutique executive search firm. Most recently serving as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Toys “R” Us, Mr. Boggs was also previously SVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Dow Corning Corporation.
  • Renato Stephan Grion is a Partner at Pinheiro Neto Advogados in São Paulo. Educated and trained in Brazil, the U.S. and France, Mr. Grion is fluent in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish. His practice areas include Arbitration, Mediation, Civil and Commercial Litigation.  Previously, he was Assistant Counsel at the Secretariat of the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC.
  • Laura Robertson is Deputy General Counsel, Litigation, Arbitration and Employment for ConocoPhillips. Ms. Robertson joined the company in 2007 as Senior Counsel of Commercial Litigation and Arbitration. In 2010, she became Managing Counsel of Arbitration and Claims. She and ConocoPhillips were the recipients of CPR’s 2017 Inspiring Innovation Award.
  • Sandra Phillips Rogers is Group Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Toyota Motor North America, Inc. She oversees the legal services function for Toyota’s North American operations, Toyota Legal One (“TL1”), and the representation of the company and its affiliates.

“CPR’s Board of Directors continues to grow deeper and more diverse,” said Noah Hanft, CEO and President of CPR. “These impressive leaders, a strong mix of our key stakeholders, will no doubt help guide CPR to promote even greater innovation, thought leadership and excellence in addressing business conflicts.”

CPR’s new directors join a number of other legal and business leaders who play an integral role in guiding CPR’s mission, including Carlos M. Hernandez, Fluor (Chairman); Thomas J. Sabatino, Jr., Aetna, Inc (Vice Chair); Katherine Barrett, Anheuser-Busch InBev; George A. Bermann, Columbia Law School; Loren H. Brown, DLA Piper;  Mary Beth Cantrell, Amgen Inc.; Taj Clayton, Winston & Strawn, LLP;  Peter Drucker, AkzoNobel N.V.; Hans Peter Frick EMERITUS, Nestlé; Gregory S. Gallopoulos, General Dynamics Corporation; Craig Glidden, General Motors Co.; Eric D. Green, Resolutions, LLC; Noah J. Hanft, CPR; Richard Hill, Shell International Limited; John Kiernan, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP;  Richard Krumholz, Norton Rose Fulbright; Chan Lee, Sanofi U.S.; Jana Litsey, Huntington National Bank; Dale Matschullat, Newell Rubbermaid Inc.; Joseph E. Neuhaus, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; Robert Particelli, Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Scott S. Partridge, Bayer US LLC; Layn Phillips, Phillips ADR; Carey S. Roberts, Assurant, Inc.; Robert Ruyak, Ruyak Cherian LLP; Ank Santens, White & Case LLP; Fernando Eduardo Serec, TozziniFreire Advogados; Kelly Mahon Tullier, Visa Inc.; Jay Waks, American Kennel; Hon. William H. Webster EMERITUS Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP;  Club Stephen Younger, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP; and Richard Ziegler, Jenner & Block, LLP.

About CPR: CPR is an independent nonprofit organization that, for more than 35 years, has helped global businesses prevent and resolve commercial disputes effectively and efficiently. 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