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Helena Tavares Erickson

International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution
Senior Vice President
New York, NY, USA


Helena Tavares Erickson is responsible for a wide range of CPR activities including ADR counseling and research for CPR members, publications, and education and CLE-training.

Under her direction, CPR recently released a new generation of books on conflict resolution topics under the halo title, Master Guide Series. Ms. Erickson served as co-editor of Patent Mediation (2004), as editor of Drafting Dispute Resolution Clauses (2006) and as author of
Drafting Dispute Resolution Clauses 2008 Supplement released in January 2009. Ms. Erickson is also responsible for creating and convening a number of CPR membership-based committees charged with designing industry or practice-focused ADR protocols, rules and other products and for overseeing CPR’s Awards Program. In addition, Ms. Erickson serves as CPR’s Challenge Review Officer and oversees the Dispute Resolution Services and Panels departments in administering complex matters.

Prior to joining CPR in 2004, Ms. Erickson practiced for over seventeen years with the litigation and arbitration groups of Dewey Ballantine and White & Case, including three years in White & Case’s Paris office, where she was admitted to the Paris bar. She is a member of the bars of New York and Connecticut, is active in several Bar Association committees, and has been trained as a mediator.

Ms. Erickson graduated cum laude from Cornell Law School and magna cum laude from Wellesley College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
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