Agenda

#cprAM22

All times are Eastern.  All programming is subject to change.

Day 1:  Wednesday, march 2

2:45 PM

Meeting link opens

WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS

3:00 PM

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PRESIDENT & CEO

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR CONFLICT PREVENTION & RESOLUTION

3:30 PM

keynote Address followed by Q&A

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GENERAL COUNSEL - CORPORATE LEGAL AFFAIRS

CORPORATE SECRETARY

MICROSOFT CORPORATION

4:15 PM

CORPORATE Counsel Roundtable:
The ways companies use technology to prevent disputes or facilitate identification of litigation or compliance/regulatory risk

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The Corporate Counsel Roundtable features a group discussion and dialogue on how today’s industry leaders use technology to prevent disputes and mitigate risk. Our speakers join moderator and CPR panelist Janice Sperow in exploring the accelerating data transformation’s role in avoiding litigation, securing compliance, and minimizing risk across a wide range of industries, sectors, and markets. From “big data,” software development, retail sales, to aerospace and defense, learn how these experts navigate the benefits and challenges of today’s technology and tomorrow’s automation.

JANICE SPEROW

SPEROW ADR SERVICES

Moderator

NICK BARNABY

STAFF VICE PRESIDENT AND ASSOCIATE GENERAL COUNSEL

GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP

CHRIS NELSON

ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL

MICROSOFT CORPORATION

KEN OH

AVP, PRIVACY

BATH & BODY WORKS

AMY YEUNG

GENERAL COUNSEL AND CHIEF PRIVACY OFFICER

LOTAME

5:30 PM

Rising Star Video

5:45 PM

CPR Annual Awards Ceremony

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Join us for a videotaped presentation by Desmond Ang, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, who has researched the impact of the film The Birth of a Nation and studying its contribution to the spread and perpetuation of white supremacist values and anti-Black bigotry.
Then stay for an interactive discussion with Hon. Timothy K. Lewis, co-chair of CPR’s Diversity in ADR Task Force, and Gail Wright Sirmans, neutral on CPR’s Panel of Distinguished Neutrals and Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators.

7:00 PM

Evening Program & networking

From Imagery to Reality: The Birth of a Nation to #BLM and Implications for DEI Efforts in Dispute Management

presented by Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession (IILP)

GENERAL COUNSEL

PALO ALTO NETWORKS

HOST

HON. TIMOTHY K. LEWIS

CO-CHAIR

CPR DIVERSITY IN ADR TASK FORCE

GAIL WRIGHT SIRMANS

MEDIATOR

CPR'S PANEL OF DISTINGUISHED NEUTRALS AND DISTINGUISHED FELLOW OF THE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF MEDIATORS

 

All times are Eastern. All programming is subject to change.

Day 2:  Thursday, march 3

10:30 AM

MEETING LINK RE-OPENS

10:45 AM

COFFEE WITH THE CO-CHAIRS

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ASSOCIATE GENERAL COUNSEL

MICROSOFT CORPORATION

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GENERAL COUNSEL

PALO ALTO NETWORKS

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The technology sector is increasingly in the crosshairs of foreign regulators. Tech companies are not, however, without tools to mitigate the risk of inappropriate foreign regulatory interference.  International arbitration against foreign governments under investment treaties is one such tool. Even the threat of an investment treaty claim can provide meaningful leverage in negotiations with governments. This panel will discuss how technology companies can use investment treaties to mitigate regulatory risk, covering topics including: how can technology companies qualify for investment treaty protection, how do investment treaties protect investors, and how do investors enforce their rights under investment treaties.

11:00 AM

Panel Discussion

Creating Leverage: How Tech Companies Can Use Investment Treaties to Mitigate Regulatory Risk

THOMAS WALSH

COUNSEL

FRESHFIELDS

Moderator

CRISTEN BAUER

LEGAL ADVISOR

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

CARLOS CONCEPCION

PARTNER

SHOOK HARDY

ANNIE LESPERANCE

INVESTMENT MANAGER AND LEGAL COUNSEL, HEAD OF LATIN AMERICA GROUP

OMNI BRIDGEWAY

LEON SKORNICKI

SENIOR MANAGING COUNSEL
VISA INC.

12:00 pm

Panel Discussion

WHY DO I.T. OUTSOURCING PROJECTS FAIL: HOW TO KEEP THEM GOING WITH DISPUTE RESOLUTION BOARDS AND STANDING NEUTRALS

ZACHARY HILL

PARTNER

MORGAN LEWIS

Moderator

CHERRIE FISHER, PMP
CIVIL ENGINEER AND ADR CONSULTANT

DAVID FRYDLINGER

MANAGING PARTNER
CIRIO ADVOKATBYRÅ AB

KATE VITASEK

HALSAM COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE

1:15 pm

LUNCH BREAK AND OPTIONAL “TABLE CHATS”

2:15 pm

Panel Discussion

ODR and Technology in Dispute Management – FUTURISTIC approach

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This Panel will examine and discuss the latest trends in utilizing technology for resolving disputes, with a focus on what developments await us in the next 2-10 years.  It will include a discussion of current online dispute resolution (ODR) platforms (with screen shots and demos) as well as new features being integrated by ODR providers around the world.

COLIN RULE

PRESIDENT AND CEO

MEDIATE.COM AND ARBITRATE.COM

Moderator

OLADEJI TIAMIYU

CLINICAL FELLOW

HARVARD NEGOTIATION & MEDIATION CLINICAL PROGRAM

AMY SCHMITZ

JOHN DEAVER DRINKO-BAKER & HOSTETLER ENDOWED CHAIR IN LAW
THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY MORITZ COLLEGE OF LAW

LAURA KEILY

FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR

IMMEDIATION

3:15 pm

BREAK

3:30 pm

Panel Discussion and BREAKOUT TABLE TOP DISCUSSIONS: 

CYBERSECURITY RISKS

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This panel of experts in cybersecurity will discuss the nature of cyberbreach risk, how to respond, how to prepare for a breach, legal exposures and potential disputes, technology responses. 
This panel discussion will be followed by a 30-minute breakout session for smaller group discussion of an eerily growing typical hypothetical case study.  Don’t miss it!

MICAELA MCMURROUGH

PARTNER

COVINGTON

Moderator

AVI GESSER

PARTNER

DEBEVOISE

SUNEETA HAZRA

PARTNER

ARNOLD & PORTER

ANNA RUDAWSKI

PARTNER

NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT US LLP

WENDI WHITMORE

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF CYBER CONSULTING AND THREAT INTELLIGENCE 

PALO ALTO NETWORKS

5:00 pm

WRAP UP OF DAY’S EVENTS

 

All times are Eastern. All programming is subject to change.

Day 3:  Friday, march 4

10:45 AM

MEETING LINK RE-OPENS

11:00 Am

Coffee with A CPR Board Member

CRAIG GLIDDEN

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL COUNSEL

GENERAL MOTORS

11:15 Am

panel discussion

Advances in Healthcare Technology – Cure or Cause?

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Join experts from the fields of pharma, medical device and healthcare providers for a provocative discussion of what the infusion of technology and AI will mean for healthcare and conflict management.

DANNY TOBEY

PARTNER

DLA PIPER

Moderator

MICHELE SUGGS ADELEYE

VICE PRESIDENT AND AGC
CHIEF COUNSEL DIGITAL

PFIZER

DAVID VIDAL

DIRECTOR, REGULATORY

MAYO CLINIC

JULIEN WILLÈME

SENIOR LEGAL DIRECTOR

MEDTRONIC

12:30 Pm

panel discussion

Ethics in The Evolving World of Remote, Hybrid, and In-Person ADR

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This panel will examine and discuss ethical challenges facing arbitrators, mediators, and advocates relating to evolving technology-driven ADR processes, including remote, hybrid, and in-person proceedings. 

STEVEN BIERMAN

MEDIATOR AND ARBITRATOR, AND FOUNDER

BIERMAN ADR LLC

Moderator

PAUL GENENDER

PARTNER

WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES

SUSAN GUTHRIE

FOUNDER/MEDIATOR

MOSTEN GUTHRIE ACADEMY

JILL PILGRIM

FOUNDER & MANAGING ATTORNEY

PILGRIM & ASSOCIATES ARBITRATION, LAW & MEDIATION

ELLEN WALDMAN

CPR INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR CONFLICT PREVENTION & RESOLUTION

1:30 PM

Lunch Break and Optional “Table Chats”

2:30 PM

panel discussion

HOT TOPICS/INITIATIVES IN ADR

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This panel will review significant Arbitration related cases currently pending before the US Supreme Court this year, as well as some interesting initiatives in ADR

LUCILA HEMMINGSEN

PARTNER

KING & SPALDING

Moderator

ANGELA DOWNES

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION AND PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE LAW

UNT DALLAS COLLEGE OF LAW

BENJAMIN GRAHAM

ASSOCIATE

WILLIAMS & CONNOLLY

RACHEL GUPTA

ARBITRATOR, MEDIATOR, GENERAL COUNSEL

GUPTA DISPUTE RESOLUTION

3:30 PM

panel discussion

RISK OF IMPLICIT BIAS IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE/PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS

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This panel will focus on a discussion of the uses of AI in dispute management and the risk of implicit bias if not properly addressed.  I.e., AI or PA are only as good as the people setting the standards or algorithms – how sure are you that the programs/technology you use for decision making or information are not based on algorithms set with implicit biases?
(This program will be eligible for 1 DEI credit)

Moderator

ROBIN NUNN

PARTNER

MORGAN LEWIS

APOORV AGARWAL

CEO AND FOUNDER

TEXTIQ

BERT KAMINSKI

DIRECTOR, LEGAL

GOOGLE CLOUD

AMIE NOLAN-NEEDHAM

ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL

GENERAL MOTORS 

4:30 PM

Closing Remarks by the Co-Chairs

ASSOCIATE GENERAL COUNSEL

MICROSOFT CORPORATION

GENERAL COUNSEL

PALO ALTO NETWORKS

4:45 PM

Virtual socializing

 

CLE Credits

This program has been approved for a maximum of 9.0 New York CLE Credits, including 1 Credit in Ethics and 1 Credit in Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias.

This course is non-transitional and for experienced attorneys only.

The CPR Institute has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York. CPR is a non-profit organization. Under financial hardship guidelines, at its discretion, CPR may waive the fee for attorneys who demonstrate that they are not currently employed (not retirees). CPR may also provide a special discounted price to attorneys, full-time judges and administrative law judges practicing in the non-profit and public sectors full time.