CPR and GM in Detroit; CPR Gives New Life to Arbitration; New Articles & Events
 
 
the CPR
DateBook
April 16, 2019

Welcome to the "CPR DateBook," in which we periodically provide you with details on CPR's upcoming events in one place for easier planning purposes. These mailings will also contain helpful tips, highlights and links to breaking CPR news and initiatives, as well as CPR resources you may want to explore or revisit. CPR is always hard at work to provide information and other tools to help you advance your dispute resolution goals. To print the DateBook, first open it in your browser here.
 
 
"CPR GIVES NEW LIFE TO ARBITRATION," SAYS CDR MAGAZINE

In "CPR Gives New Life to Arbitration," CDR Magazine described the launch of CPR's revised 2019 Administered Arbitration Rules for both domestic and international disputes.

CDR described the new rules' key features, including the adoption of CPR's award winning signature Screened Selection Process as the default mechanism for Arbitrator selection, while providing a host of other options for which the parties may contract; the inclusion of a new “Young Lawyer” Rule; provisions for a single arbitrator for cases not exceeding $3 million; enhanced opportunities for mediation during the arbitration; express procedural guidance on early disposition; and the inclusion of cyber security issues among the issues to be discussed at the initial pre-hearing conference.

On the cybersecurity front, CDR also mentioned CPR's
recent announcement that it would offer its panel of neutrals cybersecurity training, in collaboration with FTI Consulting, as announced at a recent workshop on technology in international arbitration which took place in Mexico City. 

The article quoted CPR Rules Revision Committee Co-Chair John Buckley of Williams & Connolly as saying, "Almost from the moment of their adoption, companies began incorporating CPR’s administered rules into contracts, and we are seeing a rapid growth in administered cases." 

“CPR’s focus on innovation, efficiency and diversity is reflected in these new rules, and we are excited to be advancing the development of best practices in ADR,” CDR quoted CPR President and chief executive Noah Hanft as saying.

CDR closed its article by acknowledging that arbitration "can be a contentious subject in America" and that, "For arbitration to be appreciated,...it needs to be its very best, 'conducted via the most effective, efficient, innovative rules and according to the very best and fairest practices.'"

READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON THE CDR SITE
HERE (SUBSCRIPTION).
 
NEW THIS WEEK FROM CPR SPEAKS

The blog of the CPR Institute

An April 2 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, "Arbitration in America,” chaired by North Carolina's Lindsey Graham (Rep.), focused on mandatory arbitration clauses in consumer contracts. Read a summary of the hearing in this POST by CPR Legal Intern, Echo K.X. Wang

And in "
Prospective Higher Education Reform to Ban Arbitration of Student Claims," CPR Legal Intern, Vincent Sauvet, looks at another legislative proposal that would curtail arbitration, introduced in Congress on March 26.
 
DISCUSSING DIVERSITY

Please join us for "NYIAC Talks: 2019 Diversity & Inclusion Symposium - The Collaborative Path Forward For Arbitral Institutions and Affinity Groups" on May 7, 2019 from 6-9 pm. At this event, representatives from major New York-based ADR Providers will provide practical information to diverse professionals on how to build an ADR Practice and join the rosters of main institutions. This program is jointly organized by the New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC), the ADR Inclusion Network, the American Arbitration Association (AAA) - International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR), JAMS, and the USCIB-United States Council for International Business (USCIB). Click HERE for more information.
 
JOIN CPR AND GENERAL MOTORS IN DETROIT, MAY 2-5

First, join us on May 2 for Cocktails & Conversation, a high-level, insider networking event for in-house, outside counsel and neutrals, sponsored by Dykema. This event will feature General Motors’ General Counsel and International Trade & Export Compliance Counsel, as well as the Deputy Director of the Trade Law Bureau of Global Affairs Canada and the former Chief of Investment Arbitration of the U.S. Department of State, discussing international arbitration and the potential impact of the recent United States–Mexico–Canada free trade agreement. This event will be followed by a networking cocktail reception. MORE INFORMATION.

Then, from May 3-5, the CPR Institute and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) North American & Canada Branches are pleased to offer a joint three-day international arbitration training and qualification program, taking place at GM's Detroit headqarters, leading to CIArb’s prestigious Fellow status.
MORE INFORMATION.
 
THE FUTURE IS NOW:

2019 CPR ARBITRATION RULES INCORPORATE BEST PRACTICES FOR FAST AND EFFICIENT ADMINISTERED ARBITRATIONS 

The New York State Bar Association's magazine, New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer published Olivier P. André and Kenneth B. Reisenfeld's article, "The Future is Now: New 2019 CPR Arbitration Rules Incorporate Best Practices for Fast and Efficient Administered Arbitrations."  
 
Download a PDF of the article HERE

Access CPR's revised Administered Arbitration Rules HERE.
 
 

CPR EVENTS/
SAVE THE DATE:

Upcoming CPR events and trainings

UNITED STATES

April 16, 2019 - CPR Mediation Committee Meeting -- Washington, D.C. This luncheon meeting will feature special guest speaker Karin L. Kizer, Attorney Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State, discussing the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)’s Convention on the Enforcement of Mediation Settlements and corresponding Model Law. Lunch will be served, starting at 12:15 pm at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP’s D.C. Office.

April 26, 2019 - CPR Energy, Oil and Gas Committee Meeting – Houston. Join members of the CPR Institute’s Energy, Oil & Gas Committee in Houston for a lunch time meeting, featuring Bryan Rohm, Assistant General Counsel - U.S. Mayor Claims & Litigation at Total, at the offices of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan in Houston.

April 30, 2019, 2 pm - CPR Philadelphia Regional MeetingPhiladelphia. Join the CPR Institute for its second annual Philadelphia Regional Meeting sponsored by Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP. This VIP networking event will feature former professional poker player, decision strategist and author Annie Duke, as well as prominent inside counsel, outside counsel, neutrals and academics discussing how clients, counsel and neutrals can better navigate decision-making and relationships to successfully resolve disputes. The program will take place at the Union League of Philadelphia and will be followed by a networking cocktail reception.

NEW: April 30, 2019, 11:30 am - CPR Diversity in ADR Task Force Meeting - Philadelphia

May 1, 2019
- CPR Intellectual Property Disputes Committee Meeting. Please join members of the CPR Institute’s Intellectual Property Disputes Committee for a meeting from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm EST. 

May 2, 2019, 6:30 pm
 - Detroit 2019 Regional Meeting and Networking Event. Join the CPR Institute in Detroit for Cocktails & Conversation, a high-level, insider networking event for in-house, outside counsel and neutrals, sponsored by Dykema. This event will feature General Motors’ General Counsel and International Trade & Export Compliance Counsel, as well as the Deputy Director of the Trade Law Bureau of Global Affairs Canada and the former Chief of Investment Arbitration of the U.S. Department of State, discussing international arbitration and the potential impact of the recent United States–Mexico–Canada free trade agreement. This event will be followed by a networking cocktail reception. 

May 3-5, 2019 -
CPR Joint International Arbitration Training with CIArb at GM’s headquarters in Detroit 

May 6, 2019 - CPR Arbitration Committee Meeting - New York. Lunch will be served, starting at 12:15 at the offices of New York offices of White & Case LLP.

NEW: Join us for the "2019 Diversity & Inclusion Symposium: The Collaborative Path Forward For Abritral Institutions and Affinity Groups"  

May 7, 2019
- CPR Banking & Financial Services Meeting - New York. This meeting will feature Hon. Robert D. Drain, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of New York. Lunch will be served, starting at 12:15 pm at Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP.

May 13-17, 2019 -
Columbia Law School/Chartered Institute Comprehensive Course on International Arbitration, Hogan Lovells, New York - A week-long systematic and comprehensive examination of the law and practice of international arbitration.The course features lecture and interactive segments and is designed for arbitrators, advocates, in-house counsel and others interested in international arbitration. NOTE: Early registration discount deadline has been extended to Friday, April 19, 2019.  And the course location has been RELOCATED to the offices of Debevoise & Plimpton in midtown Manhattan.

May 20-22, 2019 - Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Accelerated Route to Fellowship (ARF)

May 21, 2019 - CPR Environmental Committee Meeting: Ash Ponds Webinar, featuring Vivek Chopra of Perkins Coie and Kieran J. Purcell, Environmental Division Director of Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. discussing Ash Pond disputes

INTERNATIONAL

NEW: May 8, 2019 - Y-ADR, CPR Institute’s young lawyers group, is pleased to support Law Rocks during London International Disputes Week (LIDW)


April 9, 2019 - 2019 CPR Latin America Conference, São Paulo – Brazil

May 15, 2019. CPR European Conference hosted by SwissRe in London, UK



*Through CPR's collaboration with CEDR, CPR members and Distinguished Neutrals can receive a 10% discount on CEDR Mediation Skills and Employment and Workplace Courses. Before registering, contact sslattery@cpradr.org to receive your discount code.