CPR Names New Board Chair and Vice Chair 2024

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New York, NY, May 3, 2024The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), a global non-profit organization that manages conflict to enable purpose, is pleased to announce the election of new Board Chair Laura M. Robertson of ConocoPhillips and new Vice Chair Loren H. Brown of DLA Piper.

Robertson was previously Vice Chair of the CPR board and Chair of the CPR Dispute Resolution Services board, CPR’s arbitral provider subsidiary. She joined the CPR board of directors in 2018. She succeeds Craig Glidden, Executive Vice President Legal, Policy, Cybersecurity, Strategic Tech Initiatives for General Motors and President and Chief Administrative Officer for Cruise.

Robertson is Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Global E&P and HSE for ConocoPhillips. She has over 25 years of legal experience managing global disputes and business transactions in the energy industry. She has also served as assistant corporate secretary to the board of directors since 2016. Before joining ConocoPhillips, Robertson was legal counsel at Chevron. She began her legal career at King & Spalding.

In 2016, Robertson was awarded CPR's Inspiring Innovation Award for her use of innovative strategies to reduce costs in the economic downturn.

Brown is U.S. Vice Chairman and Chair of the U.S. Disputes practice at DLA Piper. He is also a member of the firm’s Global Board and the U.S. Executive Committee. Brown has an extensive litigation practice with a concentration in multi-district litigation and significant experience in a range of matters in the life sciences sector. He joined the CPR board of directors in 2016.

“I welcome the leadership that Laura and Loren will provide to CPR in advancing our mission-driven initiatives and dispute resolution services. They both have extensive experience in complex litigation, dispute resolution and dispute prevention. And collectively they bring both the in-house counsel and law firm counsel viewpoints to the complex issues facing our members and the ADR community,” said Serena K. Lee, CPR President and CEO. “I am also extremely grateful to the leadership and support Craig provided to CPR in his roles as both Chair and Vice Chair.”

Robertson said, “CPR’s mission of reducing conflict to enable people and organizations to better pursue their chosen purpose is more important now than ever.  I am excited about helping advance that mission through my service as Chair of the CPR board of directors.”

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About CPR

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

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 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. And CPR Dispute Resolution’s Complete Case platform, a holistic end-to-end digital environment designed for ADR, handles matters efficiently and securely. To learn more about CPR Dispute Resolution, visit drs.cpradr.org.

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