2022 Annual Awards Winners are Announced

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New York, NY – The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR Institute), a global non-profit organization that helps others manage conflict so that they might better pursue their purpose, is pleased to announce the 40th Annual Award Winners for contributions to alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in 2022 at the awards ceremony during the CPR 2023 Annual Meeting held in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The CPR Institute’s Annual Awards program honors outstanding scholarship and practical achievement in the field of alternative dispute resolution. Award criteria focuses on processes, techniques, systems, commitment, and scholarship which address the resolution, prevention or creative management of major disputes involving public or business institutions between corporations, between government and corporations, or among multiple parties. The review committee comprises judges and lawyers from leading corporations, top law firms and academic institutions across the U.S.

Notably, two of the winners are affiliated with The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law: Professor Amy J. Schmitz and Professor Emeritus Joseph B. Stulberg.

“For 40 years, we have had the opportunity to recognize thought leaders in the field of dispute management. This year is no different. The recipients have contributed in a variety of ways to the field of ADR, but in each instance, their work helps promote less conflict and more purpose. We are honored to acknowledge them and their work,” said Allen Waxman, CPR Institute President and CEO.

“CPR is especially grateful to this year’s judges who had a difficult task as this year’s submissions were, in the judges’ opinions, among the best in the history of the Awards program,” said Helena Tavares Erickson, CPR Dispute Resolution Services Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary.

To see the list of the 2023 Annual Awards Judges, visit cpradr.org.

The Outstanding Book Award goes to a book published by academics and other professionals during the publication period (November 2021-October 2022) that advances understanding in the field of ADR.

The Outstanding Book Award was presented to Amy J. Schmitz and Thomas J. Stipanowich, for Arbitration: Practice, Policy, and Law (2023).

Arbitration: Practice, Policy, and Law provides students with a practice-based approach that helps them apply legal concepts under the Federal Arbitration Act and other laws, and better identify the value of arbitration practice and procedures.

Professor Schmitz is a professor at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and Program on Dispute Resolution as the John Deaver Drinko-Baker & Hostetler Endowed Chair in Law. She is a co-director of the Translational Data Analytics Institute's Responsible Data Science Research Community of Practice.

Professor Stipanowich is William H. Webster Chair in Dispute Resolution and Professor of Law at Pepperdine University, as well as Professor of Law at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution.

“We are incredibly thrilled and thankful in receiving the CPR Book Award, as it signifies importance of an arbitration book that highlights the growth of technology in dispute resolution and approaches arbitration from a problem-solving perspective,” said Schmitz. “Moreover, I am especially grateful to receive this award with Tom, who is a tremendous mentor and friend!”

Stipanowich said, "Thirty-five years ago, receiving the CPR Award for Outstanding Article gave my career as a scholar a major boost and began a cherished relationship with CPR and its unique coalition of practitioner-thinkers. CPR's recognition of our new book is the ultimate accolade, made possible thanks to the energy and insights of my co-author Amy Schmitz."

The Outstanding Professional Article Award is for a professional article published by academics and other professionals in November 2021-October 2022 that advance understanding in the field of ADR.

This year’s Outstanding Professional Article Award was presented to Linell A. Letendre & Harold I. Abramson for “Negotiating Social Change: Backstory Behind the Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” 32 Florida J. of Law & Public Policy 157 (2022).

Professor Abramson is a full-time faculty member at Touro Law Center in New York and serves actively as a mediator and facilitator. Professor Abramson has been deeply involved in the development and practice of domestic and international dispute resolution for more than twenty-five years as a teacher, trainer, and author.

Brigadier General Letendre is Dean of the Faculty, U.S. Air Force Academy. She holds a J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law and is barred at the U.S. Supreme Court and other courts.

“We are honored to receive the prestigious CPR award for our article on negotiating social change within one of the largest and most complex organizations in the United States,” said Letendre. “Our article highlights how negotiation principles were key to the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and successful implementation of full and open service by gay and lesbian service members in the military.” Abramson added, “The backstory offers a multiparty process model for overcoming one of the most intractable disputes an organization can encounter--one that involves clashing personal values among stakeholders. We feel privileged to join a group of authors that CPR awards have recognized, and that we have admired.”

 The Outstanding Short Article Award is for a professional short article published by academics and other professionals in November 2021-October 2022 that advance understanding in the field of ADR.

This year’s Outstanding Short Article Award was presented to Velislava Milanova Hristova and Andrés Eduardo Alvarado Garzón for “International Arbitration and Cross-Border Insolvency - Friends or Foes? Revisiting the Role of Arbitration in Resolving Cross-border Insolvency-Related Disputes”, published in the Journal of International Dispute Settlement, Volume 12, Issue 4, DeThcember 2021.

Hristova and Garzón said jointly, “We are honored and pleased to receive the CPR Outstanding Short Article Award for our article revisiting the role of international arbitration in resolving cross-border insolvency-related disputes as long as certain safeguards are in place. We are glad to contribute to the field of alternative dispute resolution and appreciate this recognition deeply.”

The Joseph T. McLaughlin Original Student Article or Paper goes to an article written by a student on events or issues in the field of ADR in November 2021-October 2022. Outstanding papers prepared for courses requiring papers as substantial part of grade must be recommended for submission by professor.

The Outstanding Student Article Award went to Paul E. Trinel, “Counterclaims and legitimacy in investment treaty arbitration,” Arbitration International, Volume 38, Issue 1-2, March-June 2022.

Trinel recently graduated from McGill University with an LL.M. He holds a License and a Master's Degree from Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas. His main research interests gravitate towards international arbitration and investment law.

"Most students don't think that their work can or should be published - but there's nothing wrong in getting out there and trying your luck,” said Trinel. “I am incredibly grateful to Professor Andrea K. Bjorklund for nudging me in that direction. Thank you to CPR and the award judges for this great privilege."

The James F. Henry Award honors outstanding achievement by individuals for distinguished, sustained contributions to the field of ADR. Candidates for the James F. Henry Award are evaluated for leadership, innovation and sustaining commitment to the field.

The James F. Henry Award recipient is Professor Emeritus Joseph B. Stulberg of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Professor Stulberg has been active in the ADR field as a practitioner, scholar, and teacher since 1973. He previously served as the co-director of the Divided Community Project. An experienced practitioner, he has mediated disputes of national significance.

"I am deeply humbled to be named the recipient of this coveted award and inspired by it to try to sustain and advance, with all ADR practitioners and colleagues, creativity, efficiency and fairness in ADR processes – values to which James Henry devoted his life,” Stulberg said.


Established in 1977, CPR is an independent nonprofit organization that promotes the prevention and resolution of conflict to better enable the pursuit of purpose through the CPR Institute and its subsidiary, CPR Dispute Resolution Services LLC.

The CPR Institute builds capacity for dispute prevention and resolution through the thought leadership of its diverse members – companies, leading mediators and arbitrators, law firms, individual practitioners, and academics – who share best practices and develop innovative tools for dispute management through committee discussions and projects, publications, education and training, and hosting events.

CPR Dispute Resolution is a boutique-style provider of leading-edge dispute management services – mediation, arbitration, custom appointing services, a panel of dispute prevention specialists, and more – that leverages resources generated by the CPR Institute. The case administrators have extensive backgrounds in alternative dispute resolution (ADR). The Panel of Distinguished Neutrals is a carefully curated, diverse group of prominent, experienced subject matter and ADR professionals based in 35 countries. To learn more, visit drs.cpradr.org.

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