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CPR Regional Meeting

April 10, 2018
2 p.m.

Stradley Ronon
Town Hall, 26th Floor
2005 Market Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

Join CPR for CLE, Cocktails and Conversation

The Role of the Client and Counsel in Mediation

Hosted by Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP
Philadelphia, PA 

Registration is required as space is limited.


  2:00‑2:10 p.m.  

Welcoming Remarks
Noah Hanft, CEO and President of CPR
Thomas J. Sabatino Jr., Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Law & Regulatory Affairs, Aetna, Inc. Vice-Chair, CPR Board

  2:10‑3:00 p.m.   Mediation Training
Eric Max, Lecturer at the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania

A. Questions for the client:
  • Who should attend the mediation?
  • How involved should the client be in the joint mediation session and private caucuses?
  • Working with your lawyer to turn a legal problem into a business problem.
B. Questions for Counsel:
  • How to write an effective mediation submission.
  • How to make an effective opening statement.
  • Who will take the lead in the mediation session-client or counsel?
  • How to prepare the client for mediation.
  3:00-3:10 p.m.  


  3:10-4:05 p.m.   Mediation Training (continued)

C. Negotiation strategies in mediation for both client and counsel:
  • Effective listening.
  • Opening demands and counter-offers.
  • Negotiating styles and their impact on the mediation.
  • Negotiating with the mediator.
  • Lying in mediation.
  • How to avoid the “advocacy effect” in mediation.
  4:05‑4:15 p.m.  


  4:15‑5:00 p.m.   Panel Presentation
Interactive panel discussion on the keys to effective preparation and advocacy in a mediation with panelists:
  • Francine Friedman Griesing, Managing Member, Griesing Law LLC
  • Sophia Lee, Partner, Blank Rome, Former Chief Litigation Counsel, Sunoco, Inc.
  • Scott S. Partridge, Vice President, Global Strategy, Monsanto Company; Member, CPR Board
  • John Wright, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Triumph Group, Inc.
  5:00‑5:15 p.m.  

Promoting Diversity in Mediation

Hon. Timothy K. Lewis, Counsel, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP; Co-Chair, CPR Diversity Task Force

  5:15‑6:45 p.m.  

Cocktails & Conversation Reception


CLE Credit 
This program is approved for 2.5 hours of substantive CLE credit
in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York and New Jersey.


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