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AEGIS Insurance Services, Inc. Senior Litigation Counsel, Steven J. Antunes, Named Co-Chair of the CPR Council

The Council is charged with ensuring the quality, integrity and currency of CPR’s thought leadership and for overseeing the work product of the CPR Institute

New York, NY (May 7, 2020)—The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), a global non-profit organization that advances dispute prevention and resolution practices and solutions, announced that Steven J. Antunes, Senior Litigation Counsel for AEGIS Insurance Services, Inc., has taken the helm as Co-Chair of the CPR Council. Steven joins existing Co-Chair, Mark Baker, Global Co-Head of International Arbitration at Norton Rose Fulbright, and replaces former Associate General Counsel for KPMG, Ellen Parker, who is now serving as a CPR Executive Consultant.

Focusing on sustaining, innovating and improving on the work of the organization for the communities CPR serves, the CPR Council reviews the work product of the CPR Institute to ensure its quality, integrity and currency, sponsors CPR’s marquee thought leadership event – the Annual Meeting, governs the committee structure of the CPR Institute, and otherwise supports the organization.  The Council includes representatives from virtually every corporate member, as well as leading law firms and academic institutions, and practitioners and members from CPR’s Panel of Distinguished Neutrals. 

Steven joined AEGIS Insurance Services in July 1994 from AIG, where he served as an Environmental Litigation Attorney, after leaving private practice. He is responsible for the timely and accurate coverage analysis, investigation, evaluation, negotiation and resolution of environmental claims and litigation. He manages and directs national coverage counsel in declaratory judgment environmental actions including Manufactured Gas Plants, Superfund Sites, Global Warming/Climate Change Litigation, Clean Air Act Litigation, Toxic Tort Litigation, Asbestos Litigation, Ash Pond Litigation, and Hydraulic Fracturing Litigation. Steven represents AEGIS Services in high profile mediations and arbitrations on a national basis and serves as the company delegate to the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR). He also Co-Chairs the CPR Environmental Committee.

“For decades, CPR has been the only organization where in-house counsel, law firms, individual lawyers, arbitrators, mediators and academics all join to spearhead innovation in conflict prevention and management,” said Steven. “A longtime member of the Council, I have witnessed firsthand the caliber and commitment of my fellow members, and am honored to take on this new role, joining Mark in helping to guide this group’s efforts.”

About CPR

Established in 1977, CPR is an independent nonprofit organization that manages conflict to enable purpose. 

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.