CPR Selects Qualcomm and Qualcomm General Counsel Ann Chaplin for 2024 Corporate Leadership Award
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, announced that Qualcomm and Ann Chaplin, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Qualcomm Incorporated, will be the recipients of its 2024 Corporate Leadership Award for leadership in dispute prevention and resolution.
The award, presented annually since 2004, honors corporations and general counsel that have demonstrated commitment to the field of dispute management and have institutionalized dispute management mechanisms into their corporate culture.
As General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Ann Chaplin has global responsibility for all Qualcomm legal operations and functions. She has broad experience across the legal, technology and business spectrum, as well as litigation and transactional matters, intellectual property law and management, and corporate law and governance. In her capacity as General Counsel of Qualcomm, Chaplin has led her team in pursuing good-faith mediation, facilitation, and arbitration in licensing agreements and other contracts.
Most recently, she has served as corporate secretary and deputy general counsel for General Motors (GM). Prior to GM, Chaplin was a partner at Fish & Richardson, where she managed the firm’s litigation practice group and focused on patent, trade secret, trademark, and copyright litigation. Chaplin earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
“CPR is honored to recognize Ann for her leadership in the field of alternative dispute resolution. Throughout her legal career, Ann has passionately advocated for the adoption of efficient, cost-effective, and results-oriented resolutions to legal disputes and conflicts. We are very much looking forward to celebrating the achievements of Qualcomm and Ann at our marquee annual gala,” said Helena Tavares Erickson, Acting CEO of CPR.
“Qualcomm has been proud to support CPR’s mission through its leadership in alternative dispute resolution advocacy,” said Chaplin. “Qualcomm concludes the vast majority of its licensing agreements through commercial negotiation and without litigation, preferring to seek alternatives outside the court system for disputes that may arise. Qualcomm also proudly supports efforts to encourage the widespread adoption of alternative dispute resolution practices in fora around the world.”
Past recipients of CPR’s Corporate Leadership Award include Amgen, AT&T, ConocoPhillips, CVS Health, DuPont, Ernst & Young, General Electric, General Motors, Hewlett-Packard, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, Pfizer, Royal Dutch Shell, United Technologies, Visa, and 3M.
The award presentation will take place on May 23, 2024, at Guastavino’s in New York City. This annual dinner draws attendees representing leading companies and their general counsel and other company leadership, partners from global and boutique law firms, and industry experts and scholars who come together to acknowledge the importance of dispute prevention and resolution.
2024 Champion sponsors to date include Cravath, Swain & Moore LLP; General Motors; Norton Rose Fulbright; Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP; and Qualcomm.
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 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. 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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