CPR Purpose, Mission & Values Statements; Prevention Procedures from Intel Corp; AI and Machine Learning
the CPR
December 5, 2019

Welcome to the "CPR DateBook," our weekly newsletter containing 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.
Last week, we shared with you our NEW "ABOUT CPR" VIDEO.
This week, we are excited to share our 
purpose, mission and values statements.



December 9, 2019

Khaitan & Co.

Ashoka Estate
12th Floor
24 Barakhamba Road
New Delhi 110 001 India
7:00-8:30 pm
Snacks will be served

King & Spalding LLP

1185 Avenue of the Americas
34th Floor
New York, NY 10036
8:30-10:00 am
Breakfast will be served

this event held simultaneously in person and via video conference in New York and Delhi, the CPR Arbitration Committee will present the India Supplement to the CPR Corporate Counsel Manual for Cross-Border Dispute Resolution. The Manual, published in 2017, is a comprehensive guide to planning for and managing the full spectrum of cross-border Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) processes.  The India Supplement is the first of a series of planned CPR guides to the ADR regimes of major developing countries.  It is intended to be read with the Manual and provides corporate counsel involved in India-related transactions and disputes with a primer on the country’s ADR laws and practices. In addition to providing an overview of India’s mediation and arbitration laws, the India Supplement examines certain procedural matters that may arise before, during or after an arbitration, including arbitrability, interim relief (before courts and tribunals), and enforcement of awards in India. The Supplement also provides strategic tips for planning for and managing India-seated arbitrations and covers practical topics that may be of interest to corporate counsel tasked with managing India-related arbitrations, such as arbitrating against the government of India (both state governments and the Union of India), third-party funding of disputes, and provides an overview of arbitration and mediation institutions based in India. Finally, the Supplement gives an overview of India’s investment treaty regime and of its experience with investment-treaty arbitration.
This event is supported by the New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC).  

US$39 for CPR members
US$79 for non-members
Plus shipping and handling

To order the manual, please fill out the 
order form and email it to
Chris Silva at 

Join CPR Institute’s Energy, Oil and Gas Committee and their distinguished guests for "Cocktails and Conversation" at BakerHostetler's event space in Houston on January 22, 2020 at 6:00pm CT (this is the Wednesday before the ITA International Energy Arbitration Conference).

This VIP energy-insider networking event will feature a panel of in-house counsel from leading corporations discussing the powerful impact of ADR as it continues to evolve in our sector.

6:00 - 6:30 pm: Registration & Networking
6:30 - 7:30 pm: Panel Presentation
7:30 - 8:30 pm: Cocktail Reception
Elizabeth Matthews | General Counsel |  Total American Services, Inc.
Cathy Konwisarz | Assistant General Counsel | Marathon Oil
Greg McEldowney | Senior Counsel, Litigation & Disputes | BP America, Inc.
Mike Raab | Senior Counsel | EOG Resources
Sashe Dimitroff | Partner | BakerHostetler
For inquiries, please contact: rmurphy@cpradr.org.

This event is generously sponsored by BakerHostetler

Deadline Jan 15

The National Task Force on Diversity in ADR created an Award for Outstanding Contribution to Diversity in ADR to recognize a person or organization who has contributed significantly to diversity in the alternative dispute resolution field. Submissions are reviewed by a panel consisting of past winners, along with CPR’s Co-Chairs of the National Task Force on Diversity and CPR’s President.  The awards ceremony is  held in conjunction with CPR’s Annual Meeting.


Send electronic file nominations (in PDF or Word format) by January 15via email to Helena Tavares Erickson, Esq., SVP, Dispute Resolution Services & Corporate Secretary at herickson@cpradr.org. Please include a cover letter with your submission with your name, address, telephone, and fax number, and email address.  If you are nominating someone for an award, please supply their contact information as well.

While it is expected that submissions will be in the English language (or accompanied by a translation), CPR reserves the right to consider submissions not in English. CPR also reserves the right to submit outstanding candidates that have not been nominated.


This week provides a perfect snapshot of the kind and caliber of dynamic programming CPR Committees make possible for our members.

First on December 9, at 12:30 pm at Jenner & Block in NY (and via dial-in), the 
Transactional Dispute Prevention and Solutions Committee Meeting will feature Howard Carsman, Manager of Construction Claims and Contracts for the Intel Corporation, discussing the innovative and bespoke dispute prevention procedures he operationalized for Intel and how the implementation of those procedures has impacted Intel’s dispute portfolio. (CPR members only.)

On December 10, at 12:00 pm EST (via Skype/teleconference), the
Digital Transformation Committee meeting will focus on artificial intelligence and will feature a presentation on AI and Machine Learning by John Buyers, DTC Co-Chair and Head of AI & Machine Learning at Osborne Clarke, and presentations of two AI platforms, Luminance and Kira. (CPR Members only.)

To join either of these committees or attend these events, contact Richard Murphy at 
Accessibility - You do not need to be a member of CPR to avail yourself of CPR's numerous dispute resolution service offerings.

Quality - Not all rules are the same—ours have won awards for innovation. All neutrals aren’t the same either—CPR’s panel of almost 550 mediators, arbitrators and other neutrals is distinguished and dynamic, increasingly diverse and responsive, adjusting in real time to meet the continuously changing needs of our users. And CPR offers personalized, concierge-level consulting and case management services, by highly experienced, accessible and multilingual attorneys.

Efficiency and Lower Costs - You may have heard that arbitration isn’t all that different from litigation—that it takes too long and costs almost as much. Well, not all arbitrations are the same. CPR has addressed many of the criticisms and concerns people may have about arbitration. LEARN MORE.

Integrity - CPR offers integrity, neutrality and a commitment to the rule of law, to ensure a fair and just process for all parties to the arbitration. Arbitrators must be independent and neutral—No exceptions. LEARN MORE.


Upcoming CPR events and trainings
***Denotes a CPR Committee event


***TONIGHT: December 5, 2019 at 5:30 pm – Y-ADR Annual Year-In-Review hosted by Debevoise & Plimpton in New York

December 9, 2019 - Simultaneous launch events in New York and Delhi for the India Supplement to the CPR Corporate Counsel Manual for Cross-Border Dispute Resolution. More information to follow.

***December 9, 2019, 12:30 pm -
Transactional Dispute Prevention and Solutions Committee Meeting at Jenner & Block in New York (in person and via dial-in). CPR members only.

***December 10, 2019, 12:30 pm EST -
Digital Transformation Committee (via teleconference). CPR members only.

***January 14, 2020, 12:30 pm (in person or via dial-in) -
Intellectual Property Disputes Committee Meeting, featuring The Honorable Theodore R. Essex, who recently retired from the bench at the ITC, and H. Jonathan Redway of Dickinson Wright, to discuss efficient claim resolution in the ITC. Location to be announced shortly. CPR members only.

***DATE CHANGED: January 16, 2020 (Formerly December 3) - CPR Environmental Committee Webinar on "Asbestos Litigation: The Return (Did It Ever Leave?) via webinar. CPR members only.

***January 22, 2020 - Join CPR's Energy, Oil and Gas Committee and their distinguished guests for "
Cocktails and Conversation" at CPR's Houston Regional Meeting and Networking Event at BakerHostetler in Houston.

February 27-29, 2020 -
CPR's Annual Meeting at The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club, St. Petersburg, Florida. Meeting website launching soon.

March 9-10, 2020 - 13th Annual ABA Annual Arbitration Training Institute at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Phoenix, AZ. CPR members are eligible to receive the lowest registration rate. CPR's SVP, International, Olivier André, will be speaking.


December 9, 2019 - Simultaneous launch events in New York and Delhi for the India Supplement to the CPR Corporate Counsel Manual for Cross-Border Dispute Resolution. More information to follow.

***December 10, 2019, 12:30 pm EST -
Digital Transformation Committee (via teleconference). CPR members only.

March 27 to 29, 2020
- CPR's International Mediation Competition in São Paulo, Brazil

March 30, 2020 -
CPR 2020 Latin America Conference at AASP - Associação dos Advogados de São Paulo, Brazil

May 14, 2020 - CPR 2020 European Conference in collaboration with CEDR hosted by SwissRe at the Gherkin in London, UK. More information to follow.

*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.


Position Overview: This position will play a key role at a small (15 person) legal non-profit located in Murray Hill, Manhattan. The Vice-President of Business Development will have primary responsibility for growing the membership and utilization of dispute resolution services all in support of the mission of CPR. The person in this role will work closely with the CEO and other senior leaders. The position reports to the CEO and will work closely with the Board of Directors, providing strategic guidance and direction. LEARN MORE AND APPLY.

Position Overview: Key support, for a legal non-profit located in Murray Hill, Manhattan, will provide a broad range of marketing functions and support in a small (15 person) but dynamic and collegial office with a highly professional and close-knit team.  This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is smart, well-organized, detail-oriented and will thrive in a fast-paced and results oriented environment. LEARN MORE AND APPLY.
Price $79 (One copy FREE per member organization;
$39 for additional copies) plus S&H

Do you have your copy yet? The reviews are in:

“The CPR Corporate Counsel Manual for Cross-Border Dispute Resolution is an outstanding resource for any in-house counsel responsible for international dispute resolution issues,” says Kelly Tullier, EVP and General Counsel at Visa Inc. “The Manual provides valuable insights and guidance for all types and phases of alternative dispute resolution, enabling in-house counsel to more effectively manage and resolve their company’s international disputes. I highly recommend it.”

“The CPR Corporate Counsel Manual for Cross-Border Dispute Resolution is an indispensable reference for in-house lawyers preparing for or considering cross-border dispute resolution procedures of any type, whether for the first time or the 100th time, and for drafters of dispute resolution provisions in agreements with international dimensions,” says Bart Schwartz, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, Assurant, Inc. “It is comprehensive, well-organized, lively and practical.  I read it from cover-to-cover and will keep it close at hand to review points of particular interest.  The Manual also includes a handy appendix with citations (including URL addresses) to a host of additional resources.”

To purchase, please contact Christopher Silva at 212-949-6490 or