CPR’s Board of Directors is comprised of thought leaders from a variety of backgrounds with a shared goal of preventing disputes and finding ways to resolve them more effectively and efficiently when they do arise.
“CPR’s leadership in the dispute management arena is second-to-none, and as a litigator, I’ve been a longtime supporter of CPR’s mission and purpose,” said Yvette Ostolaza, Sidley’s Management Committee Chair, “I have witnessed the positive impact of CPR’s work first-hand in my practice. Persistent global economic uncertainty and geopolitical turbulence drive more disputes and put corporate reputations at risk. I am eager to put my experience to work and collaborate with fellow CPR directors in advancing creative conflict resolution tools.”
Yvette Ostolaza is an experienced business litigator in complex multijurisdictional commercial disputes and corporate investigations. She litigates trial and appellate matters in U.S. state and federal courts. She is also an arbitrator on the rosters of CPR’s Panel of Distinguished Neutrals and the American Arbitration Association. Additionally, Ostolaza serves as the chair of Sidley’s Management Committee and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. She received a J.D. (magna cum laude) from the University of Miami School of Law and a B.A. (with honors) from the University of Miami.
“I am pleased to welcome Yvette to our Board of Directors. With her extensive experience as both a litigator and an arbitrator, she has a deep understanding of dispute management and resolution and will bring valuable hands-on experience to our organization,” said Helena Tavares Erickson, Acting CEO of CPR. “She will provide insightful input for our programs and services, as well as support for our mission of promoting less conflict and more purpose.”
Established in 1977, CPR is an independent nonprofit organization that promotes the prevention and resolution of conflict to better enable the pursuit of purpose through the CPR Institute and its subsidiary, CPR Dispute Resolution Services LLC.
The CPR Institute builds capacity for dispute prevention and resolution through the thought leadership of its diverse members – companies, leading mediators and arbitrators, law firms, individual practitioners, and academics – who share best practices and develop innovative tools for dispute management through committee discussions and projects, publications, education and training, and hosting events.
CPR Dispute Resolution is a boutique-style provider of leading-edge dispute management services – mediation, arbitration, custom appointing services, a panel of dispute prevention specialists, and more - that leverages resources generated by the CPR Institute. The case administrators are responsive, efficient, and detail-oriented, and have extensive backgrounds in alternative dispute resolution (ADR). The Panel of Distinguished Neutrals is a carefully curated, diverse group of prominent, experienced subject matter and ADR professionals based in 35 countries. To learn more about CPR Dispute Resolution, visit drs.cpradr.org.
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