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Joseph M. Hanna Named to CPR Panels of Distinguished Neutrals May 25, 2017

Goldberg Segalla’s Joseph M. Hanna will join the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution’s (CPR) Panels of Distinguished Neutrals, a group of global leaders in providing and promoting alternative dispute resolution (ADR).

The CPR’s Board of Directors — comprised of attorneys and executives from some of the largest manufacturers and service providers in the world — elected Mr. Hanna to the Entertainment Law Panel, Sports Law Panel, and New York At Large ADR Panel, a general commercial panel divided regionally. His election to the panels follows his participation in the Enhancing Diversity in Dispute Resolution program, co-sponsored by the CPR and The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), where he is a Fellow and Chair of the Outreach Committee. This program provides attorneys with formal training, practical observational experience, and mentoring, in the interest of furthering diversity in the legal profession generally and ADR specifically.

The CPR’s Panels enjoy widespread regard as the nation’s most distinguished source of neutrals for the resolution of business disputes. CPR holds its neutrals to the highest ethical and professional standards, and select neutrals from among the most accomplished and respected attorneys in their fields.

Mr. Hanna is a commercial litigator and legal adviser nationally recognized for his work in media and entertainment law and for being a leading voice for diversity in the legal and business communities. Chair of Goldberg Segalla’s Sports and Entertainment and Retail and Hospitality Practice Groups, editor of Sports and Entertainment Law Insider, and Chair of the firm’s Diversity Task Force, Mr. Hanna represents sports franchises, athletes, movie studios, and others in the sports and entertainment world in high-value matters involving licensing, contracts, and day-to-day business management. A frequent writer and guest lecturer at universities, he also authored the first comprehensive examination of the National Football League concussion litigation controversy. Active among many legal, professional, and charitable organizations, he is the founder and President of Bunkers in Baghdad, a nonprofit that collects and sends golf equipment to U.S. soldiers and veterans worldwide for recreation and to aid in rehabilitation from injuries.