CPR Welcomes Bookman and Palmer to Board

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New York, NY, June 10, 2022 – The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), a global non-profit organization that manages conflict to enable purpose, is pleased to announce that Pamela Bookman, Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law and Jonathan M. Palmer, Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Microsoft have joined the CPR Board of Directors.

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.

Professor Pamela Bookman is an expert in the fields of Civil Procedure, Contracts, International Litigation and Arbitration, and Conflict of Laws. Her scholarship has appeared in the Stanford Law Review, the NYU Law Review, the Yale Journal of International Law, and other leading law journals. Prior to entering academia, Professor Bookman was a Counsel in the New York office of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP, where she represented clients in complex commercial business disputes with a focus on transnational litigation and maintained an active pro bono practice. Professor Bookman received her B.A. from Yale University and her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. Professor Bookman was a clerk for the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Jonathan (Jon) Palmer serves as Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Microsoft Corporation. He sits on the Senior Leadership Team of Microsoft’s Corporate, External and Legal Affairs (CELA) Department and leads Microsoft’s Litigation, eDiscovery, and Corporate Records Management teams. Prior to joining Microsoft, Jon was a litigation partner at Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe LLP, and before that, at Heller Ehrman. Jon is experienced in dispute resolution across a variety of substantive areas, as well as an active pro bono practice. He is also a passionate advocate for legal reform. Jon received his B.A. from Stanford University and his J.D. from University of California, Berkley, School of Law.

“I am pleased to welcome Pamela and Jon to our Board of Directors,” said CPR President & CEO Allen Waxman. “We welcome their input drawing on their impressive experiences in academia and industry. Professor Bookman’s scholarship in arbitration and Jon’s experience in technology and dispute resolution will bring important perspectives to our Board and will strengthen CPR’s mission of managing conflict to enable purpose.”

For more information on CPR 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 purpose through the CPR Institute and CPR Dispute Resolution.

The CPR Institute drives and advocates for a global prevention and dispute resolution culture 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 are experienced attorneys with a combined 40 years of experience in ADR who 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 www.cpradr.org.

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