CPR Selects Amgen and General Counsel Jonathan Graham for 2022 Corporate Leadership Award

New York, NY—The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), a global non-profit organization, announced that Amgen and Jonathan Graham, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary, will be the recipients of its 2022 Corporate Leadership Award (CLA) for leadership in dispute prevention and resolution.

The award, presented annually since 2004, honors corporations and general counsel that have demonstrated leadership in the field of dispute management and have institutionalized dispute management mechanisms into its corporate culture.

Amgen is a global biotechnology company based in California focused on areas of high unmet medical need that leverages its expertise to improve health outcomes. Graham is responsible for leading Amgen’s global law functions and advises the Board, CEO, and senior management on a variety of issues. 

The company is a longtime supporter of CPR’s work. Amgen signed onto CPR’s original pledge to be open to alternatives to litigation, the CPR Corporate Policy Statement on Alternatives to Litigation, in 1994.

“Amgen and Jon have been leaders in finding better ways to resolve legal disputes for many years.  Adoption and consistent use of ADR tools has allowed its business leaders to focus on growth and innovation, so it is no surprise that today Amgen is one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. We are very much looking forward to celebrating the achievements of Amgen and Jon at our marquee annual gala,” said Allen Waxman, President and CEO of CPR.

“We are honored to be recognized by an organization that is focused on preventing and resolving disputes,” said Graham.  “Amgen is supportive of CPR’s efforts as the premier organization engaged in thought leadership and alternative dispute programming.  We look forward to our continued engagement with CPR and support of its future endeavors.”

Other recipients of CPR’s Corporate Leadership Award include AT&T, ConocoPhillips, CVS Health, DuPont, Ernst & Young, FMC Technologies, Ford Motor Company, GlaxoSmithKline, General Electric, General Motors, Hewlett-Packard, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, Pfizer, Royal Dutch Shell, United Technologies and 3M.

The award presentation will take place on June 8, 2022 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City. This annual dinner draws attendees representing businesses and their general counsel from Fortune 100 corporations, partners from leading law firms, and industry experts and scholars who come together to acknowledge the importance of dispute prevention and resolution.

For more information visit the event website page on cpradr.org.

ABOUT CPR: 
Established in 1977, CPR is an independent nonprofit organization that promotes the prevention and resolution of conflict to better enable purpose.

The CPR Institute drives a global prevention and dispute resolution culture through the thought leadership of its diverse member companies, leading mediators and arbitrators, law firms, individual practitioners, and academics. It convenes Committees to share best practices and develop innovative tools. It connects thought leaders through global, regional and smaller events. It publishes a monthly journal on related topics and advocates for expanding the capacity for dispute prevention and resolution globally through a variety of initiatives.

CPR Dispute Resolution provides leading edge dispute management services – mediation, arbitration, early neutral evaluation, dispute review boards and others -- as well as training and education. It is uniquely positioned to resolve disputes by leveraging the resources generated by the leaders who participate in the CPR Institute. It has deep experience in dispute management, a deep bench on its global Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, and deep expertise across a variety of subject areas.

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