CPR Adds Five Leaders in International Dispute Management to Board of Directors

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New York, NY - The International Institute for Conflict Prevention & 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 five leaders in international dispute management have joined the CPR Board of Directors.

They are:
-Robin Adelstein, Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
-William (Bill) Dodero, General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Law Patents and Compliance at Bayer Corporation
-Nancy Dowling, Vice President, General Counsel, Public and Scientific Affairs North America, at Danone North America
-Dustin F. Guzior, Partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
-Robert Wisner, Partner at McMillan LLP

CPR’s Board of Directors is comprised of thought leaders from a variety of backgrounds with a shared goal of preventing disputes and finding ways to resolve them more effectively and efficiently when they do arise.

Robin Adelstein is Norton Rose Fulbright's Global Head of Antitrust and Competition and US Co-Head of Commercial Litigation. She has extensive experience as in-house counsel, having served as antitrust and litigation counsel at Novartis and Diageo before becoming North American General Counsel of Sandoz, a division of Novartis. At Norton Rose Fulbright, she litigates complex, commercial disputes, class actions and multi-jurisdictional cases before US federal and state courts. Adelstein also handles international and domestic arbitrations and advises clients on a wide variety of antitrust issues and other matters.

Bill Dodero oversees compliance, corporate law, litigation, safety and environmental law, employment and labor law, and international trade issues for Bayer, the German multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology company. Dodero joined Bayer in 2000 and has taken on roles of increasing responsibilities, developing deep knowledge of the healthcare and agriculture industries. Before joining Bayer, he was an attorney at O’Connor, Cohn, Dillon & Barr where he served as national trial counsel for Bayer.

Nancy Dowling leads the North American legal and public affairs functions of Danone, the Paris-based publicly-traded food sector multinational company, where she oversees high-stakes class actions, arbitrations, and international business disputes. Dowling has served in various global roles for Danone including as Global General Counsel of Essential Dairy and Plant Based Products. She joined Danone in 2006 as Senior Counsel for The Dannon Company before becoming General Counsel of Dannon, U.S. in 2011. Before joining Danone, Dowling served as senior counsel at Sears Roebuck and Company and Procter & Gamble. Prior to that, she was a litigator at Keck, Mahin and Cate.

Dustin Guzior is a trial lawyer and the co-head of Sullivan & Cromwell’s Intellectual Property & Technology Litigation practice. He regularly represents clients in nine- and ten-figure disputes across all technology fields and all types of cases, from IP infringement to complex contract disputes. Guzior also practices in all venues, representing clients in state and federal jury trials, administrative proceedings, and domestic and international arbitrations. He joined Sullivan & Cromwell in 2010 after working at Desmarais LLP as an associate attorney.

Robert Wisner is at a partner at the leading Canadian firm McMillan, which he joined in 1996. He is widely recognized as a leading practitioner in international arbitration and corporate commercial litigation. He assists clients in a wide range of industries, including mining, energy and aviation, and many of his cases involve matters of international law. He has also served as an arbitrator in domestic and international commercial disputes, and he is a member of the Arbitration Court of the London Court of International Arbitration. Wisner also handles a wide range of disputes relating to corporate governance, shareholder remedies and complex commercial contracts.

“I am so excited by the diversity and depth of wisdom in dispute management represented by these five leaders and am thrilled to welcome them to our Board of Directors,” said Allen Waxman, President and CEO of CPR. “They are knowledgeable in the numerous tools used to resolve disputes and prevent them before they start. They will provide meaningful oversight of our programs and services, as well as support for our mission of promoting less conflict and more purpose.”

About CPR
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 about CPR Dispute Resolution, visit drs.cpradr.org.

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