Noah J. Hanft
The International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution
Mediating Conflict Set in Stone with Hon. Layn Phillips: The Confederate Monuments Debate
Moving beyond the hypothetical, this live keynote mediation session will tackle the highly-controversial and sensitive subject of Confederate monuments, including Stone Mountain. Are these monuments a “glorification of white supremacy” or an important reminder of American history? Should they be demolished, contextualized or left alone?
Renowned mediator and CPR Board Member Hon. Layn R. Phillips will work with parties who hold differing positions through a live mediation session.
This keynote provides a rare opportunity to witness a virtuoso mediator in action. Risky and rewarding, conference attendees will see the tools of ADR as they are skillfully applied to a real-world dispute involving entrenched positions and deeply-felt convictions. Skilled mediation facilitates movement, enables parties to better understand their options and helps build a mutually beneficial and sustainable agreement – and uses techniques that are easily applicable to the most difficult challenges presented in resolving commercial disputes.
Hon. Layn Phillips
Sheffield Hale, President and CEO
Atlanta Historical Society
Derreck Kayongo, CEO
Center for Civil and Human Rights
Kevin Foster, CEO
Business Ethics Advisors
Atlanta Public Schools
Rodney Mims Cook, President
The National Monuments Foundation
As corporations become increasingly sophisticated, they are looking further upstream – not just at early detection and assessment, but at methodologies aimed to prevent disputes before they arise. From newfangled contractual dispute prevention language, to from-the-start techniques such as standing, hovering and on-call neutrals, this discussion will focus on how companies and counsel are practicing preventative dispute management.
How does one inculcate a culture of compliance? What are companies doing to train and prepare teams to identify and remedy budding disputes? This panel explores how dispute prevention is mechanized and maintained.
Joan Stearns Johnsen
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Scott S. Partridge
Vice President, Global Strategy
Peter H. Rosenbaum
Jenner & Block
Tracked Session 2A: Resolutions in the Wake of Disaster: Fire, flood, famine. The rising impact of natural disaster and political upheaval cannot be ignored. How are practitioners using ADR to mitigate costs and help to bring business stability in chaotic times?
John M. Sylvester
K&L Gates LLP
Erin Gleason Alvarez
Gleason Alvarez ADR
Kenneth E. Ryan
Wiley Rein LLP
Tracked Session 2B: ADR in the Wake of the #MeToo Movement: What is the future of mandatory arbitration and mediation of sexual harassment claims in the workplace? Leading representatives of corporate defense, plaintiffs’ bar and government agencies will discuss the impact the #MeToo movement is having on the arbitration and mediation of sexual harassment claims brought by employees and explore creative ways companies can use ADR to resolve these disputes without sacrificing the ability of victims to stand together, the accountability and justice the #MeToo movement has shown is necessary to end the prevalence of sexual assault and harassment in the workplace.
Sarah E. Bouchard
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
The Time Is Now: Change Won’t Happen Unless We Make It Happen
John Kiernan, President of the New York City Bar Association and former Chairman of the Board of CPR, will interview the Co-Chairs of the CPR Diversity Task Force – Judge Tim Lewis (Ret.) and Judge Shira Scheindlin (Ret.). They will discuss the current standing of minorities and women in ADR, how to achieve target goals for increasing their participation in ADR, implicit bias and what can be done to counteract and eliminate these biases, and the role and responsibility of clients and their counsel in selecting neutrals. They will also talk of their own experiences and then engage in an interactive conversation with all attendees as to how we can, together, move from talk to action and ensure equal opportunities for all qualified neutrals.
Hon. Timothy K. Lewis
Former United States District and Circuit Judge
Of Counsel at Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis
Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin
Former United States District Judge
Of Counsel Stroock & Stroock & Lavan
John S. Kiernan
Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
John J. Buckley, Jr.
Williams & Connolly LLP
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Marcelo Roberto Ferro
Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados
Pax ADR LLC
Maurice J.H. Kuitems
Senior Executive Vice President
General Counsel and Secretary
The Huntington National Bank
Kenneth R. Feinberg
The Law Offices of Kenneth R. Feinberg, PC
Eric D. Green
Hon. Layn R. Phillips
Linda R. Singer, Esq.
JAMs and CPR Neutral
Kenneth A. Gallo
Paul, Weiss, Rifkin, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Norman M. Brothers, Jr.
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
General Counsel, North America
Teresa Wynn Roseborough
Executive Vice President – General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
The Home Depot
Thomas J. Sabatino, Jr.
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Law & Regulatory Affairs
Micaela R.H. McMurrough
Covington & Burling LLP
Hagit Muriel Elul
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Robert L. Levy
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Tracked Session 8A: Innovative Construction Projects: Lessons from Atlanta’s Biggest Buildings: This year’s location for the annual meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, is located in a region bustling with construction activity and related complex contracts. This panel session will focus on four innovative projects located in the Atlanta region, and how those projects have dealt with risks, disputes, and challenges. The Battery/Suntrust Park is a unique concept project that combines a new stadium for the Atlanta Braves with a mixed use entertainment destination, and is redefining the suburban neighborhood where it is located. The Mercedes Benz Stadium is a world class facility that is not only home to the Atlanta Falcons but high-profile events, including the 2018 BCS Championship Game. Plant Vogtle represents the only nuclear power facility currently being constructed in the United States, and is continuing under construction despite controversial cost overruns. The former Olympic Track Stadium that was converted to be the Home of the Atlanta Braves, affectionately referred to as “The Ted” for Ted Turner field, has now been acquired by Georgia State University and will be redeveloped as the home of the GSU Panthers and incorporated into the university campus. Each of these projects has unique stories, including innovative design elements; complex contract documents; and unique dispute resolution methods. This knowledgeable panel will discuss the projects and their risk strategies with emphasis on methods used by the construction industry for innovative projects that may be relevant across other industries and projects.
Jennifer Wheatley Fletcher
Kent W. Collier
Greyling Insurance Brokerage and Risk Consulting, Inc.
Oglethorpe Power Corporation
Georgia State University
8B: Utilizing Arbitration to Resolve Audit-Related Disputes Around the World
Arbitration is ideally suited for the resolution of audit-disputes between companies and their external auditors, just like many other types of commercial disputes. Indeed, arbitration clauses are commonly used in engagement letters between US companies and their external auditors. However, arbitration is not commonly used for the resolution of audit-related disputes outside of the US, even by companies that regularly utilize arbitration for their other commercial contracts. This panel will discuss the suitability of arbitration for audit-related disputes, why arbitration is not being used for audit disputes outside of the US, and what it will take to expand the use of arbitration in audit-related service contracts around the world.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Abby C. Fiorella
Dana C. MacGrath
Sidley Austin LLP
Natalie L. Reid
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Vanessa Alarcon Duvanel
White & Case LLP
Adwoa Ghartey-Tagoe Seymour
This Program is co-sponsored by Y-ADR (CPR’s Young Attorneys in Dispute Resolution), AtlAS Young Practitioners Group and YAWP (Young ArbitralWomen Practitioners).
"What do you really think?" In this relaxed, intimate setting CPR will facilitate a frank, honest discussion of how we can all work to improve dispute resolution. Brunch attendees will have the opportunity to submit written questions that will be curated and posed to the general counsel of two major Fortune 500 corporations by a skilled moderator. We delve into the nitty gritty of what is working and where ADR is headed in this intimate, confidential setting.
Chatham House Rules:
"When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed".
Janet Langford Carrig
Senior Vice President Legal, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
General Motors Co.
This program has been approved for a maximum of 15.5 New York CLE Credits. This course is non-transitional, appropriate 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 [Reaccreditation Pending]. CPR is a nonprofit 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 nonprofit and public sectors full time.
E-mail email@example.com for more information.