CPR’s Young Leaders in Alternative Dispute Resolution (Y-ADR) program educates the next generation of leaders on the full spectrum of dispute prevention and resolution mechanisms and offers unique networking and professional development benefits to participants. Through periodic seminars and other initiatives, participants are introduced to CPR and gain an insider’s view into how CPR’s community of corporate counsel, law firm counsel, and other experts in the field are using dispute prevention and resolution techniques to manage conflict to enable purpose. Y-ADR is open to the conflict prevention and resolution community-- attorneys, professionals, academics and students -- 45 years old and younger, or those with less than 8 years of professional experience in international or domestic ADR practice or other areas of conflict prevention and resolution. Y-ADR is at the heart of the organization’s mission to diversify the players in the ADR world and to create a global culture for dispute prevention and resolution. To join Y-ADR, click here

Y-ADR Steering Committee is the leadership group for Y-ADR. The Committee is chaired by Ulyana Bardyn of Eversheds Sutherland and Jason Klingensmith of General Motors. 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 Anna Hershenberg, Vice President, Programs and Public Policy & Corporate Counsel, the CPR Staff Liaison for Y-ADR.

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