Arbitrator Elisabeth Eljuri To Deliver Keynote at CPR Annual Meeting 

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New York, NY – The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), a global non-profit organization that helps others manage conflict so that they might better pursue their purpose, is pleased to announce that Elisabeth Eljuri, Independent Arbitrator and Chief Legal Counsel & Chief Negotiator, Westlawn Americas Offshore will be the keynote speaker at the 2024 CPR Annual Meeting to be held on March 6-8, 2024 in Philadelphia. 

The theme of the 2024 CPR Annual Meeting is “Freedom and Independence in ADR.” The two-and-a-half-day conference will feature experts in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) from a variety of industries and perspectives - corporate counsel, law firm practitioners, neutrals, academics and business leaders – that share an interest in preventing disputes or resolving them more efficiently to avoid or minimize the cost, distraction and ruined relationships disputes can cause. 

This year’s Annual Meeting Steering Committee Co-Chairs are Nancy Dowling, Vice President, General Counsel, Public and Scientific Affairs, Danone North America; and Bill Dodero, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Bayer US. 

Elisabeth Eljuri is an Independent Arbitrator and oil executive, with extensive law firm experience prior to moving into private equity in 2016. Eljuri sits as arbitrator in major natural resources, infrastructure and M&A disputes with a focus on Latin America. She is registered on the panels of multiple arbitral institutions and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb). In parallel to her role as arbitrator, she is currently Chief Legal Counsel & Chief Negotiator at Westlawn Americas Offshore, a Houston-based upstream oil and gas company. Previously, Eljuri was the Head of Latin America for Norton Rose Fulbright where she was a senior partner for nearly two decades. She is also a published author in the areas of international arbitration, investment protection, political risk management, energy law, and others, as well as a frequent public speaker. 

The theme of her keynote address will be “Taking the Risk to be Independent.” 

“CPR’s Annual Meeting has always been a forum to gather ADR stakeholders to learn from each other as we share innovative ideas in ADR and conflict prevention,” said CPR Acting CEO Helena Tavares Erickson. “We are delighted to welcome a thought leader like Elisabeth Eljuri, who comes to us with unique perspectives as a business leader, practicing attorney and arbitrator. We very much look forward to learning from her experiences.” 

For more information on the 2024 CPR Annual Meeting, visit the annual meeting website, To learn more about sponsorship opportunities please email Helena Tavares Erickson. 

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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 are responsive, efficient, and detail-oriented, and 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 about CPR Dispute Resolution, visit 

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