FTI Consulting Partners with CPR to Offer Cybersecurity Training to CPR Neutrals

Arbitrators and mediators on CPR’s Panel will learn about current and emerging cyber threats and will come away with practical mitigation techniques and guidance

New York -- The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), a global nonprofit organization that advances dispute prevention and resolution practices and provides high quality solutions, announced that it is partnering with FTI Consulting, Inc. to offer an exclusive new benefit for arbitrators and mediators on CPR’s Panel of Distinguished Neutrals.

The CPR-FTI Consulting joint training was announced at the Young ICCA & ICC YAF Workshop on “Technology in International Arbitration,” taking place in Mexico City and where CPR Senior Vice President, International, Olivier André, was presenting along with other members of the ICCA-CPR-NYC Bar Association Working Group on Cybersecurity in International Arbitration (Working Group), discussing that group’s new Protocol.

The FTI Cybersecurity practice takes an intelligence-led, strategic approach to global cybersecurity challenges affecting organizations – their people, their processes, and their reputation. This enables clients of any size to address their most critical needs and integrate new solutions atop or alongside pre-existing policies and programs to address cyber threats.

The CPR-FTI Consulting “Cybersecurity in ADR” training, offered at no cost to CPR neutrals, comprises three modules:

  • Current and emerging cyber threats
  • Practical tips for arbitrators and mediators on mitigating cybersecurity risks
  • The ICCA-CPR-NYC Bar Association Protocol on Cybersecurity in International Arbitration, which will offer practical guidance for counsel, arbitrators and institutions with regard to data security 

Initially offered live via webinar on three dates (still to be determined) beginning in April, the training will thereafter be archived so that CPR neutrals who were not able to attend live may access it at their own convenience or view it again as a refresher.  The training will be offered to CPR Neutrals on an annual basis so that they can stay abreast of new developments in cybersecurity.

With this training, CPR continues to lead the way for cybersecurity in ADR. In addition to CPR’s participation in the Working Group, CPR recently created a Cyber Panel, consisting of neutrals who are expert in resolving all types of cyber disputes relating to data breaches and other cybersecurity issues, including insurance coverage disputes. 

CPR was also the first institution to include a cybersecurity provision in its arbitration rules, encouraging parties to consider matters of cybersecurity at the onset of an arbitration.

“Not surprisingly, given their caliber, the distinguished neutrals on CPR’s panel have not only been following cyber issues closely, but are keenly aware that cyber-attacks and data breaches can threaten the confidentiality and very integrity of the ADR process,” said CPR President & CEO, Noah J. Hanft. “Partnering with FTI Consulting’s Cybersecurity practice, true experts in this field, is just another example of CPR’s mission: to be ever-attuned and responsive to the needs of its members, neutrals and the broader ADR community.” 

“We recognize that all industries and sectors face different cybersecurity challenges, and we applaud CPR for being an innovator in the field of arbitration,” said Senior Managing Director and Global Head of FTI Consulting’s Cybersecurity practice, Anthony J. Ferrante. “Our cybersecurity professionals are excited to partner with CPR to provide this training, as it fits with our mission of improving global cybersecurity health and awareness.”


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 Resolution is 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.
  • The CPR 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. 

About FTI Consulting

FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. With more than 4,700 employees located in 28 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges and make the most of opportunities. The Company generated $2.03 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2018. For more information, visit www.fticonsulting.com and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting), Facebook and LinkedIn.