CPR's Legal Internship Program; Cybersecurity Training Module III; New ADR Events
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June 12, 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.
As part of its public policy mandate. CPR works with a number of top law schools and interns on an ongoing basis. One particularly shining example of this internship program is Brazilian legal intern Franco Gevaerd, who spent almost one year at our offices in New York working on many important international initiatives, including the 2019 CPR International Mediation Competition and the 2019 CPR Latin America Conference in which he played a critical role. Thank you Franco for all your hard work, your tremendous help and great attitude! We will miss you and wish you all the best for your future!

More information about CPR's internship program can be found

2019 CPR-FTI Consulting Cybersecurity in ADR Training is well underway, with Modules I and II archived and available on-demand for CPR Distinguished Neutrals HERE. In order to offer this benefit exclusively to CPR Neutrals, the recordings are password protected. You will receive the password to access each of the three modules via email once the recordings are available on our website. If you are missing the passwords, please contact csilva@cpradr.org.

On Monday, June 17, 2019 from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EDT, Module III will cover the ICCA-CPR-NYC Bar Association Protocol on Cybersecurity in International Arbitration, which will offer practical guidance for counsel, arbitrators and institutions with regard to data security. 

Upon completion of the three-part 2019 CPR-FTI Consulting Cybersecurity in ADR web training – either live or on demand – you are entitled to receive a Certificate of Completion. To get one, please send the attendance codes given out during each Module to Chris Silva at
csilva@cpradr.org once all three modules have been completed.

This third module will be led by Micaela McMurrough of Covington & Burling LLP and CPR Distinguished Neutrals Stephanie Cohen and Mark Morril, all members of the ICCA-CPR-New York City Bar Working Group on Cybersecurity in International Arbitration. If you cannot attend Module III on June 17, you will be able to access the recording on our website shortly after the live training. We will send you an email with further instructions once the recording for Module III is made available.

The FTI Cybersecurity practice takes an intelligence-led, strategic approach to global cybersecurity challenges affecting organizations – their people, their processes, and their reputation. This enables clients of any size to address their most critical needs and integrate new solutions atop or alongside pre-existing policies and programs to address cyber threats.

With this training, CPR continues to lead the way for cybersecurity in ADR. In addition to CPR’s participation in the ICCA-CPR-NYC Bar Association Working Group on Cybersecurity in International Arbitration, CPR recently created a Cyber Panel, consisting of neutrals who are expert in resolving all types of cyber disputes relating to data breaches and other cybersecurity issues, including insurance coverage disputes. CPR was also the first institution to include a cybersecurity provision in its arbitration rules, encouraging parties to consider matters of cybersecurity at the onset of an arbitration. We do hope that you will take advantage of this training and that you will find it useful.

Position Overview: The Vice-President of Membership and Business Development will have primary responsibility for growing the organizational membership base and for developing new revenue opportunities. The person in this role will work closely with the CEO and Program Leaders to identify prospective members and market other services offered by the organization.   The position reports to the CEO and will work closely with senior staff, and the Board's Membership Committee, providing strategic guidance and direction. LEARN MORE.
The June Issue of Alternatives is out, featuring:

"The ADR Inclusion Network: Addressing Diversity Collectively" by Maria R. Volpe and Sheila M. Sproule

CPR News - "Highlights From the CPR Institute’s Philadelphia Regional Event" by Russ Bleemer

Court Decisions - "Scotus Introduces a New Federal Arbitration Act Presumption Against Consent to Class Arbitration" by Philip J. Loree Jr.

International ADR - "How Uncitral's Working Group II on Arbitration Is Analyzing the Field to Help Expedited Processes" by Piotr Wójtowicz and Franco Gevaerd

You can find the current issue (CPR memebers only) 
Congratulations to CPR SVP, International, Olivier André, on his appointment to the Advisory Board of the new Boston International Arbitration Council, launched to promote Boston as a leading international arbitration center. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2I8cmU9 


Upcoming CPR events and trainings


June 17-19, 2019 - NYSBA Dispute Resolution Section Dispute Resolution Commercial Arbitration TrainingBenjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, NY. This three-day program will focus on Best Practices in conducting commercial arbitrations. CPR's Manager, Dispute Resolution Services, Citlalli Grace, will be speaking.

June 24, 2019, 12:30 pm - CPR Arbitration Committee Meeting at Hughes Hubbard & Reed in NY or via dial-in.  This meeting will feature Gabriel Alves da Costa, Managing Counsel Litigation - Latin America & Caribbean, Shell Brasil Petroleo Ltd, as a speaker. CPR Members only.

July 17, 2019, 12:30 pm - CPR Mediation Committee Meeting, at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in NYC (or via dial-in)The meeting will feature discussion on the issue of confidentiality in mediation. CPR Members only.

July 24, 2019, 3:30 pm - Diversity Task Force Diversity in ADR Task Force Meeting at Debevoise & Plimpton in NYC (and via dial-in). Please join members of the CPR Diversity in ADR Task Force in New York for a committee meeting led by Task Force Co-Chairs Hon. Timothy K. Lewis (Ret.) and Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin (Ret.). OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

July 24, 2019, 5 pm - CPR-National Bar Association Diversity Program at Debevoise & Plimpton. BY INVITATION ONLY. 


September 26, 2019 – CPR European Advisory Board In-Person Meeting hosted by Cuatrecasas in Barcelona, Spain. EAB Members only.

*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.

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