Mr. Waxman is the President & CEO of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR). He has a dynamic career as a partner in law firms and as a general counsel and business executive in the life sciences industry. He is dedicated to finding innovative ways to avoid disputes and resolve them effectively and efficiently when they arise. He also is a passionate advocate of deploying more diverse talent in service of dispute management. Mr. Waxman is credentialed as an arbitrator, mediator, ombudsman, and dispute prevention facilitator.
Prior to joining CPR, Mr. Waxman served as global General Counsel of Pfizer, of Eisai Inc - the North American affiliate of the Japanese-based company, Eisai Co Ltd - where he also led the Market Access business unit, and of Roivant Sciences, a start-up building biotech and healthcare technology companies. Mr. Waxman previously practiced law as a partner at Williams & Connolly, in Washington, D.C., where he tried criminal and civil cases. Later in his career, he joined Kaye Scholer LLP in New York as a partner. He led the firm’s multidisciplinary Life Sciences Group, while also designing resolution strategies for clients.
Mr. Waxman currently serves on the Board of RCI, Inc., an organization dedicated to promoting the selection of diverse neutrals for ADR. He is Vice-Chair of the Board of Rising Ground, a human services organization dedicated to helping families in need in the greater New York City area. Mr. Waxman has also served on the board of a variety of other professional and social justice organizations. Earlier in his career, Mr. Waxman was an adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center.
Mr. Waxman began his career as a law clerk to the late, Honorable Thomas Penfield Jackson of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, after receiving his J.D. from the Harvard Law School and his A.B. from Dartmouth College.