2016 Robert C. Zampano Award Reception

  • Reception
    September 13, 2016 - October 18, 2016
    6:00 pm - 4:00 pm



In 1993, CM’s Board of Directors established The Honorable Robert C. Zampano Award for Excellence in Mediation in honor of, and now in memory of, the late United States District Court Judge Robert C. Zampano, a pioneer in mediation and alternative dispute resolution. This award recognizes and celebrates leadership, initiative and creativity in mediation in Connecticut. This year CM recognizes Peter Benner, Esq. who became a full-time mediator and arbitrator in 2010, following 27 years with Shipman & Goodwin LLP in Hartford, concentrating in the commercial healthcare litigation fields.  He now works as an independent neutral, trainer, consultant and teacher and serves on the Healthcare Panel of the American Arbitration Association and the Resolvers Panel of the American Health Lawyers Association.  He speaks and publishes regularly on conflict resolution issues and will be teaching Healthcare Dispute Resolution as an adjunct professor at the Quinnipiac Universary School of Law.  He is a former Chair of the Connecticut Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section and for Chair for 6 years of the Grievance Committee of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.


Peter Benner, Esq.

An Award Ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, October 20, 2016, at

Shipman & Goodwin LLP, One Constitution Plaza, Hartford, CT at 5:30 p.m.

We ask that your organization be a Zampano Award Sponsor.

$5,000 Platinum Sponsorship:

Sponsor with unlimited admissions, signage at the event, program recognition, recognition in all publicity related to the event,

including our website;

$2,500 Gold Sponsorship:

6 admissions, program recognition , signage at the event and recognition in all publicity related to the event,

including our website;

$1,000 Silver Sponsorship:

4 admissions and recognition in the program and on our website;

$500 Bronze Sponsorship:

2 admissions and program recognition.