January 12, 2012

Jenner & Block Partner Richard F. Ziegler spoke at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR) in New York City on January 12, 2012.  Mr. Ziegler moderated a Business Roundtable that included senior in-house counsel from Fluor Corporation, ConocoPhillips, Pfizer and General Electric.  The discussion focused on the implications of recent research into the use of alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”).  The panel also focused on steps that can be taken to reduce the increasing cost and time required by arbitration proceedings.  The CPR Institute is an independent nonprofit that promotes innovation in commercial dispute prevention and resolution.  Mr. Ziegler and Partner Lawrence S. Schaner were also members of the 2012 Annual Meeting Advisory Committee.

Mr. Ziegler is Managing Partner of Jenner & Block’s New York office, Co-Chair of the Firm’s International Arbitration Practice and a member of the Complex Commercial Litigation Practice.  A former general counsel of a Fortune 100 company, former federal prosecutor and active civil litigator and counselor, since joining the Firm in 2007, Mr. Ziegler has handled numerous major commercial disputes, conducted international arbitrations in London, Geneva and New York, and represented clients with multi-billion dollar claims against financial institutions arising from the credit crisis.

Mr. Schaner is Co-Chair of Jenner & Block’s International Arbitration Practice and a member of the Complex Commercial Litigation Practice.  He represents parties in all aspects of international and domestic arbitration and in matters relating to arbitration, such as the enforcement of arbitration agreements and awards, and provides counseling to clients on dispute resolution alternatives and on matters such as drafting dispute resolution provisions.  He also has extensive experience in commercial litigation and cross-border litigation matters.  Mr. Schaner speaks and writes frequently on a variety of topics relating to international arbitration and international litigation, and is active with many of the world's leading arbitration institutions and organizations, including as a Member of CPR’s Arbitration Committee.