Thomas J. Stipanowich
Professor Stipanowich "brings to Pepperdine distinguished credentials as a scholar, practitioner, and leader in the field of commercial arbitration and dispute resolution. As President and CEO of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (the CPR Institute) from 2001-2006, he led an international nonprofit coalition, including many of the world's leading corporate general counsels, senior attorneys, judges and scholars spearheading innovation and promoting excellence in public and private dispute resolution. A frequent speaker and trainer, he has conducted training and educational programs on negotiation and conflict management topics to leading law firms, organizations, and corporations such as General Electric, Shell Oil, General Mills, Siemens, Georgia Pacific, FMC Technologies, Exelon and British American Tobacco. He led the Institute's efforts to promote mediation in Europe and China, including the creation of the U.S.- China Business Mediation Center. He also created CPR's Corporate Counsel Roundtable and recently piloted the creation of the first extensive integrated training program on conflict management with a major international law firm. He remains on the Board of CPR.
"Professor Stipanowich is co-author of a new book and set of teaching materials for law schools on dispute resolution, Resolving Disputes: Theory and Practice for Lawyers (Aspen 2005). He has co-authored two of the leading books on commercial arbitration law and practice, including Federal Arbitration Law: Agreements, Awards and Remedies (Little, Brown & Co./Aspen 1994) a fivevolume treatise cited by the U.S. Supreme Court and many other federal and state courts." 
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- Thomas J. Stipanowich, acctm, accessed December 28, 2007.