CPR’s Young Attorneys in Dispute Resolution (Y-ADR) program promotes the full spectrum of dispute resolution mechanisms with the younger generation of lawyers – i.e. those who are 45 years old or younger or those with less than eight years of professional experience in international ADR practice.  Through periodic seminars and other initiatives, Y-ADR participants gain an insider’s look at the role of dispute resolution processes and practices in corporations and multinational organizations.  More importantly, they have an opportunity to network with in-house counsel and experts in the field.

Y-ADR Steering Committee is the leadership group for Y-ADR. The Committee is chaired by Natalie L. Reid of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and Alberto Ravell of ConocoPhillips. It is composed of young in-house counsel and practitioners at law firms around the world. To view of a full list of the current Steering Committee, click here.

The CPR Y-ADR Annual Award for Efficient and Effective Collaboration Between Corporate Counsel and Outside Counsel, generously sponsored by CPR Members Assurant, GlaxoSmithKline, and White & Case LLP, honors young lawyers who write about efficient relationships between corporate counsel and outside counsel in the context of ADR Proceedings.  Every year, the Award is presented to the winner at CPR's Annual Meeting. The deadline for receipt of entries for the 2020 CPR Y-ADR Annual Award is 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, December 1, 2019.

The 2019 Y-ADR Annual Writing Award Winners were Nicolas E. Lopez, Director, Legal Affairs & Business Development for Otis Latin America, and Gustavo Santos Kulesza, Senior Associate at Barbosa, Müssnich & Aragão - BMA Advogados. “Ten Commandments for Teaming Up in an ADR Proceeding,” The 2018 Y-ADR Annual Writing Award Winner was Alexander G. Leventhal, Associate, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP. “Corporate Counsel are from Mars, Outside Counsel Are from Venus: Building a Successful Attorney-Client Relationship through Communication.” The 2017 Y-ADR Annual Writing Award Winner was Jared Hubbard, Counsel, Fitch Law Partners, LLP. “Charting a Course for Success: The Importance of An Initial Case Plan."

For more information about Y-ADR, Y-ADR Steering Committee, or to sponsor an event, please contact Kai Sass-Hauschildt, Manager, International Programs, the CPR Staff Liaison for Y-ADR.


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