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AT&T Senior Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, Bruce Byrd, Joins CPR’s Board of Directors

New York, NY—The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), a global non-profit organization that manages conflict to enable purpose, announced the addition of Bruce Byrd, Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, AT&T, to its Board of Directors.

Bruce is responsible for legal affairs for AT&T Communications, AT&T’s largest operating company, directing legal, compliance and privacy matters for a company that generates over $140 billion in annual revenue and has over 180,000 employees.  He was appointed in August 2017.

“We are thrilled to welcome Bruce to our Board. He brings a diversity of legal experience, a passion for dispute prevention and resolution, and past stewardship helping not-for-profits like ours grow.  Given the expanding scope of both our efforts and aspirations, we are fortunate to add Bruce to the talented and committed members of our governing and guiding body,” said CPR President & CEO, Allen Waxman.

Byrd joins fellow Board colleagues Thomas J. Sabatino (Chair); Craig Glidden, General Motors Co. (Vice Chair); George A. Bermann, Columbia Law School; Cornell Boggs, BarkerGilmore; Loren H. Brown, DLA Piper; Mary Beth Cantrell, Amgen Inc.; Taj Clayton, Winston & Strawn LLP; Peter Drucker, AkzoNobel N.V.; Gregory S. Gallopoulos, General Dynamics Corp.; Eric D. Green, Resolutions LLC; Renato Stephan Grion, PinheiroNeto – Advogados; Carlos M. Hernandez, Fluor; John Kiernan, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP; Richard Krumholz, Norton Rose Fulbright; Dale Matschullat, Schiff Hardin LLP; Joseph E. Neuhaus, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; Robert Particelli, Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Scott S. Partridge, Bayer US LLC; Kimberly Phillips, Shell Oil Company; Laura Robertson, ConocoPhillips; Ank Santens, White & Case LLP; Fernando Eduardo Serec, TozziniFreire Advogados; Jay Waks, American Kennel Club; Allen Waxman, CPR; Stephen Younger, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP; and Richard Ziegler, AcumenADR.


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