legal Reform Summit

ILR's 16th Annual Legal Reform Summit

2015: A Liability Odyssey

Program: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Reception Immediately Following the Program

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The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform is excited to announce the 16th Annual Legal Reform Summit – 2015: A Liability Odyssey on October 27, 2015. Our preeminent global legal reform symposium will feature current trends such as data privacy liability, the spread of class actions globally, and regulatory overreach. Speakers will discuss problems, offer solutions, and highlight future trends in a new and engaging event format. This year’s Summit will feature a keynote address from John F. Stossel, Emmy Award-Winning Journalist, Host and Commentator, Fox Business Network, and remarks by Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Each year, the Legal Reform Summit gathers business and industry leaders, government officials and the media to explore relevant legal issues and discuss the current state of legal reform and its importance to the greater business community and national economy.



8:30 - 9:00 am Breakfast and Registration
9:00 - 9:15 am Opening Remarks
9:15 - 9:30 am New Technologies, New Liabilities – Introduction
9:30 - 10:00 am New Technologies, New Liabilities – Data Privacy
10:00 - 10:05 am Legal Reform Summit Award Presentation
10:05 - 10:50 am The Magna Carta, 800 Years Later – Rule of Law or Rule of Lawyers?
10:50 - 11:10 am U.S. Class Actions
11:10 - 11:25 am Break
11:25 - 11:40 am Q&A Session
11:40 - 11:45 am Legal Reform Summit Award Presentation
11:45 - 12:00 pm Break
12:00 - 1:00 pm Luncheon Keynote Address from John F. Stossel, and Remarks by Thomas J. Donohue
1:00 - 1:15 pm Break

1:15 - 2:00 pm Regulators Gone Rogue
2:00 - 2:05 pm Legal Reform Summit Award Presentation
2:05 - 2:35 pm Tomorrow’s Hot Topics
2:35 - 2:40 pm Legal Reform Summit Award Presentation
2:40 - 2:55 pm Break
2:55 - 3:25 pm Trial Lawyer Advertising: Connecting the Dots
3:25 - 3:40 pm Q&A Session
3:40 - 3:50 pm Break
3:50 - 4:00 pm Closing Remarks
4:00 - 5:00 pm Networking Reception


*Agenda subject to change.


Event Sponsors

ILR thanks the sponsors of the 2015 Legal Reform Summit:

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Interested in sponsoring the 2015 Legal Reform Summit? Call 202.778.6063.

Media Sponsor

    • ALM

Legislative employees should consult with the House and Senate ethics office, as appropriate, to determine whether there would be any prohibition on their attendance at this event.

Executive branch employees should obtain written permission to attend this event from their designated agency ethics office and should fax or email a copy of the permission to Melissa Guay at or by fax at (202) 463-3129 prior to the event.

Event Presenters

Institute for Legal ReformU.S. Chamber of Commerce