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IADC Names CPR as Recommended ADR Services Provider in Strategic Partnership

IADC to promote CPR membership, DRS services, and arbitration and mediation rules to its 2,500 members, which in turn will gain access to valuable CPR benefits, resources and discounts, including CPR membership and other joint programming opportunities

New York—The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), a global non-profit organization that advances dispute prevention and resolution practices and provides high quality solutions, and The International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), a membership organization comprising leading corporate and insurance lawyers and executives, announced a strategic, two-year cross-promotional partnership to benefit their respective members and missions.

Under the terms of the collaboration, the IADC will promote CPR’s arbitration and mediation rules and endorse CPR to its approximately 2,500 members as a Strategic Partner and Recommended (non-exclusive) ADR Provider for commercial dispute resolution. The IADC will also provide CPR with promotional access to the IADC’s members around the world regarding CPR’s membership benefits and ADR capabilities. Finally, the IADC will facilitate attendance of CPR corporate members at the IADC’s Corporate Counsel and International Corporate Counsel colleges, which provide content of particular interest to the in-house community.

In return, CPR will provide IADC members access to its numerous resources and publications.  IADC members will also receive preferential rates to attend CPR events, including its Annual Meeting, which convenes panels on a variety of topics of interest in the ADR community.  Finally, CPR will extend reduced rates for membership in the CPR Institute to IADC members or their firms or clients. The organizations will also explore joint programming opportunities.

“We believe the IADC’s collaboration with the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution will be a great partnership that delivers enhanced benefits and new professional development opportunities for our members,” said IADC President Amy Sherry Fischer.

 “As a think tank, CPR regularly enters into strategic collaborations with other top-notch organizations based upon our belief that great things can be accomplished through the combination of respective strengths, expertise and creative efforts,” said CPR President & CEO, Allen Waxman. “With our goal of enhancing and improving the dispute prevention and resolution process, we look forward to a fruitful collaboration with IADC, and to providing our innovative dispute resolution services, thought leadership, tools and resources to an even broader audience.”

About CPR

Established in 1977, CPR is an independent nonprofit organization that helps prevent and resolve legal conflict more effectively and efficiently. Learn more at

The CPR Institute drives a global prevention and dispute resolution culture through the thought leadership of its diverse membership of top companies, law firms, lawyers, academics, and leading mediators and arbitrators around the world.  The Institute convenes best practice and industry-oriented committees and hosts global and regional meetings to share practices and develop innovative tools and resources. The Institute trains on dispute prevention and resolution, publishes a monthly journal on related topics, and advocates for supporting and expanding the capacity for dispute prevention and resolution globally. 

CPR Dispute Resolution harnesses the thought leadership and output of the Institute while providing independent ADR services – mediation, arbitration, early neutral evaluation, dispute resolution boards and others – through innovative and practical rules and procedures and through CPR’s Panel of Distinguished Neutrals.

About the International Association of Defense Counsel

The IADC is the preeminent invitation-only global legal organization for attorneys who represent corporate and insurance interests. Founded in 1920, the IADC has members who hail from six continents, 51 countries and territories, and all 50 U.S. states. The core purposes of the IADC are to enhance the development of skills, promote professionalism, and facilitate camaraderie among its members and their clients, as well as the broader civil justice community. For more information, visit