CPR Announces New Y-ADR Steering Committee Members

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New Members Include a Diverse Group of Corporate Counsel, Law Firm Practitioners and Dispute Resolution Neutrals

New York, NY, September 14, 2022 – The International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR), a global non-profit organization that helps others manage conflict in order to better pursue their purpose, welcomed 10 new members to its Young Leaders in Alternative Dispute Resolution (Y-ADR) Steering Committee for the new 2022-2025 term.

Y-ADR convenes the next generation of leaders from corporations, law firms, academia and other institutions in dispute management. The group provides unique networking and professional development opportunities, and provides an insider’s view into how to manage disputes to resolve them more effectively and efficiently, if not to prevent them altogether. The leadership of Y-ADR, the Steering Committee members, are selected after a rigorous application process and serve staggered three-year terms.

The group is open to attorneys, professionals, academics and students who are 45 years old and younger, or those with less than eight years of professional experience in international or domestic alternative dispute resolution (ADR) or other areas of conflict prevention and resolution.

“Y-ADR is a critical element of CPR’s mission to build capacity for more effective dispute management. We are eager to support the thought leadership and best practices that will be generated by this next cohort of leaders,” said Allen Waxman, CPR President and CEO.

The Y-ADR Steering Committee is led by co-chairs Ulyana Bardyn, Eversheds Sutherland; and Jason Klingensmith, General Motors; and co-secretaries, Ana Rocio Monzón Woc, Eversheds Sutherland; and Brittany Mouzourakis, General Motors.

“The professionals comprising the Y-ADR Steering Committee practice across the globe and are dynamic leaders in their organizations and in the greater dispute resolution community. We are excited to welcome the new incoming class of thought leaders who bring with them bold new ideas, energizing enthusiasm, and commitment to the field of dispute resolution and dispute prevention,” said Knar A. Nahikian, CPR Manager and staff liaison to the Y-ADR Steering Committee.

The new Steering Committee members that joined in August 2022 include four corporate counsel, four from law firm counsel, and two neutrals.

The four corporate counsel are Elizabeth Reilly-Hodes, GlaxoSmithKline; Emma Burrage, Shell International Limited; Kate Gonzalez, Airbus SAS; and Myron J. Lloyd, General Motors.

The four law firm counsel are Elena Rizzo, DLA Piper LLP; Elias D. León, Foley Hoag LLP; Nicola Peart, Three Crowns LLP; and Samuel L. Zimmerman, Hogan Lovells.

The two neutrals are Ema Vidak Gojkovic, Vidak Arbitration LLC; and Tiwalade Aderoju, Olympus Solicitors and Advocates.

Y-ADR will host CPR’s Global Conference on December 7, which will feature program panels by Y-ADR as well as by each of CPR’s advisory boards in Europe, Canada, and Brazil.

Y-ADR also plays a critical role in organizing CPR’s annual International Mediation Competition, providing an invaluable opportunity for law students to gain practical mediation experience while they network with seasoned professionals and other highly qualified students who will be the next up-and-coming practitioners.

For more information about Y-ADR and the Steering Committee, visit cpradr.org.

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 Committees and events.

CPR Dispute Resolution is a boutique 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 legal degrees, a combined 50 years of experience in ADR, and speak five languages. The Panel of Distinguished Neutrals is a carefully curated, diverse group of prominent, experienced subject matter experts based in 35 countries.

To learn more visit cpradr.org.

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Lili Schroppe
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