2016 Speaker Showcase


The Litigation Machine

17th Annual Legal Reform Summit

 


9:00 - 9:15 am | Opening Remarks

Lisa A. Rickard, President, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform



9:15 - 9:40 am | Speeding Ahead: Regulators & Litigators on the Class Action Accelerator

Ross Higman, Senior Associate General Counsel, Wal-Mart Stores

Eugene Scalia, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Interviewed by: Joan Gartlan, Principal, Sutton Group LLC



9:40 - 9:55 am | Dismantling the Machine: The Importance of Diversity in Law Departments

Mark D. Roellig, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Massachusetts Mutual Financial Group



9:55 - 10:25 am | Zipcar or Zeppelin: The Direction of Data Privacy Liability – Part I

Tanya Madison Cunningham, Chief Privacy Counsel, TD Bank

Kiran Raj, Deputy General Counsel, Department of Homeland Security

The Honorable Sean D. Reyes, Attorney General, State of Utah

Moderated by: The Honorable Robert M. Mckenna, Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and former Attorney General, State of Washington



10:25 - 10:35 am | Zipcar or Zeppelin: The Direction of Data Privacy Liability – Part II

Bill McInturff, Partner and Co-Founder, Public Opinion Strategy

Interviewed by: The Honorable Robert M. Mckenna, Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and former Attorney General, State of Washington



10:40 - 10:55 am | Pulling the Emergency Brake: Enforcement Off the Rails

Connie Lewis Lensing, Senior Vice President, Legal Department, FedEx Express



10:55 - 11:20 am | Third-Party Litigation Financing: The Financial Turbine Powering Lawsuits

Brackett Denniston, III, Senior Counsel, Goodwin Procter LLP, Incoming Chairman, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform and Senior Vice President and General Counsel, General Electric Company (Retired)

Joseph F. Rice, Founding Member, Motley Rice

Interviewed by: Jeanne Meserve, Director of Training, The Communication Center



12:00 - 1:10 pm | Luncheon & Keynote Address

Legal Reform Champion Award: R. Bruce Josten, Executive Vice President, Government Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce



Special Remarks by: Thomas J. Donohue, President and Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce



Keynote Address: The Honorable Mitt Romney, 2012 Republican Presidential Nominee and Former Governor of Massachusetts



1:25 - 1:40 pm | Gumming Up the Works: Multi-Plaintiff Mass Torts

Malini Moorthy, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Bayer Corporation



1:40 - 2:15 pm | The Third Wheel: Unconventional Drivers of Liability Expansion

John Fund, Author and National-Affairs Columnist, National Review

Thomas H. Hill, Senior Executive & General Counsel, Global EHS Operations, General Electric (GE)

Michael M. Maddigan, Partner, Hogan Lovells

Richard Silbert, Vice President and Chief Litigation Counsel, Purdue Pharma L.P.

Interviewed by: Jeanne Meserve, Director of Training, The Communication Center



2:15 - 2:30 pm | The Over-Enforcement Boiling Point

Robert M. Cary, Partner, Williams & Connolly LLP



2:35 - 2:50 pm | Fueling Lawsuits: Trends in Trial Lawyer Drug and Device Advertising

Rustin Silverstein, President, X Ante

Interviewed by: Joan Gartlan Principal, Sutton Group LLC



Legal Reform Summit Award Presentations

State Legislative Achievement Award: The Honorable Kathleen Passidomo, Florida House of Representatives

Outstanding Alliance Award: National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Legal Reform Champion Award: R. Bruce Josten, Executive Vice President, Government Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Outstanding Organization Award: Michigan Chamber of Commerce

Research and Policy Award: Ken Daly, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP